Chris Puplick visits Old Parliament House
In July this year, the museum was honoured by a visit from former Senator, Chris Puplick AM. Mr Puplick was greeted by Daryl Karp, Director of the Museum, and Libby Stewart, Senior Historian. Mr Puplick was accompanied by Larry Galbraith, who is Senior Policy Adviser to Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Mr Puplick presented Ms Karp with a gift for the Museum: a beautifully framed official invitation to the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia, 9 May 1901. The invitation, a lithograph, was designed by John Longstaff and Norman Lindsay.
Mr Puplick toured the museum and also inspected a sample of objects in the Heritage collection.
He visited the Senate chamber and was photographed in his old seat.
Chris Puplick was a Liberal Senator in the federal parliament from 1979 to 1981 and 1984 to 1990. He served as Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate and was Shadow Minister for Environment, Arts, Heritage, Sport and the Bicentenary from 1987 to 1990.
He was recorded for the museum’s Oral History Program over several sessions between 2011 and 2013.