Honorary Professor  Barry Golding AM

State Library Victoria Creative Fellow: Regional, 2023 : more information on this & other 2023 Fellowships at https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships/fellowship-2023

The photo  above I took in mid 2019, of a shaft of light streaming into the 400 year old brick and mud dome of the Meybod iceworks in Iran. Water was frozen outside in shallow ponds in winter and brought inside for use in the extreme summer in the adjacent caravanserai (lodgings on the Silk Road) protected by the 2m thick walls.

Honorary Professor: Institution of Arts, Education & Community,  Federation University, Ballarat, Australia

Honorary Patron: Australian Men’s Shed Association 2009 to 2022; recipient of the AMSA ‘Ted Donnelly’ Award, 2013 for outstanding service to the Men’s Shed Movement.

Inaugural Chair, International Men’s Shed Organisation (IMSO)

Past President and past Board member, Adult Learning Australia

Editorial Board Member, Australian Journal of Adult Learning (from 2018-23)

Past President & Life Member, current (2022) Committee Member  Great Dividing Trail Association

Member, Community Reference Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan, Hepburn Shire. 2017-21; reappointed for four year term in August 2022.

‘Men learning through life’ (Book, 2014. NIACE), with Dr Annette Foley & Dr Rob Mark, UK: out of print but some new & used copies still available on line.

The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men, Book. Common Ground Publishing, USA http://www.agingandsociety.com , 433 page book, Published August 2015. Available in hard copy 2022 for US$50, pdf copy US$20. Order the book online via:https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/the-mens-shed-movement . Copies available within Australia from Barry Golding: AUD$55 soft cover, add $10 for postage.

A new book, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement‘ is now available, published in October 2021 in the US by Common Ground Publishing.

The book (444 pages including an Index for both books) is now available for order on line, via the Common Ground Publishing website, see below, or for posting within Australia from Barry Golding for AUD$55 soft cover, $65 hard cover (add $10 for postage).

During the on and off COVID shutdowns between 2020 and 2022  I continued researching, writing  and blogging, particularly about the interactions between the environment, squatters and First Nations people, mainly  in southern Dja Dja Wurrung country (central Victoria), focussed on  the first five years of invasion and contact, 1836-41.

During  2023 I am working on a research and book writing project, ‘Six Peaks Speak’ as a State Library Victoria Creative Fellow: Regional.

3 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Greetings Barry,
    the NRMA did an article on Mens Sheds on their online site which also appeared on facebook.
    Pity that most of the comments are by women though.
    I just rang Barry Lacey in Newstead to ask if any Newstead Shedders do facebook & could they put a comment or 2 up on the facebook post.

    Pity that the NRMA used a Getty Image to illustrate – damned annoying AND he is clearly only 50ish. Would have been a great opportunity for a REAL photo of a shedder or two
    Clunk – he thinks that NOT ONE of the 35 do facebook. BUGGER.
    Can you put any shedders onto this facebook post for purpose of some comments . . . . from a bloke?
    the NRMA link is

    Good article but often facebook users ONLY read the summary & then comment. The facebook link is called LIVING WELL NAVIGATOR.

    Apologies if you know this already but my request for a shedder comment or 2 is still relevant I think.

    Enjoying your book –
    best regards,
    Allie Dawe,

  2. Hi Barry
    I really enjoyed reading your Golding connections page. I found it as I was looking for some background on my uncle Ged (Geddie Thomas). You mention Thomas Geddie, are these the same or were there two? My Grandfather was Edmund Palmer and my mum was Marjorie twin sister to Dorothy (but you might not remember her as she spent her life after the war in the UK.

    1. Thanks John

      I knew Uncle Ged, Ed and Marj from the farm out of Donald. Dorothy in the 1960s was a guide commissioner in Donald who I knew well as my mother also worked with the guides each Friday afternoon. I’m assuming these are the same relatives. Barry

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