“Things my garden taught me” April 2 2019

Meetings

“Things my garden taught me” April 2 2019

The next meeting of the Foster and District Historical Society will be on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.30pm in the Crawford Hall at the Museum (accessed through the side gate off the car park).

Gabrielle Baldwin will speak about her recently published book “Things my garden taught me”.  The book is an account of a twenty-five year project to establish a native garden on land near Corner Inlet which had previously been part of a dairy farm.  It describes the challenges encountered and lessons learned, and explores questions about the relationships between humans and the natural environment.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments available after the meeting.

A Gold Coin donation from Non-members, please.

Dr Cheryl Glowery, 5 June 2018, Monthly Meeting

This promises to be an entertaining & informative evening with Cheryl Glowery  talking about AA Peverill who as Under Secretary of State, Lands Department, was instrumental in setting up agjistment at Yanakie and Snake Island in 1909.  He was a man of significant influence in our region.

Cheryl’s presentation at 8 pm will be followed by coffee/tea and light refreshments.(Donation from non-members)

Site: Crawford Hall, enter from rear gate via the car park

Monthly Meeting commences at 7.30pm. Members & guests & the general public welcome

 

 

Monthly Meeting Tuesday 6 February 2018 Neill Everittt

Crawford Hall 7.30pm, access from ramp in car park.

Well known local historian, Neil Everitt, will be guest speaker on February 6th at the Foster and District Historical Society meeting. Neil is currently writing a history of the hydro-electric scheme that existed on the Franklin River at Toora.and supplied power to Toora and Foster until 1938
Neill is always an entertaining and informative speaker so this promises to be a good evening. Members, guests and members of the public welcome. Tea and cakes after the talk, a small fee applies for non-members.

Anastasia Thornley, Q&A Liz Rushen, Kathy Gibson

Local history through the journeys of a single woman

November 7th 2017 (Melbourne Cup Day) 8pm, after the usual general meeting, Liz and Kathy will play a video of the launch in Ireland of “Anastasia,  from Callan to Stockyard Creek” to be followed by a Q & A session.

 Please come along with your questions for an evening’s entertainment.

Living History Rae-Anne Vincent July 4th 2017 Crawford Hall

Our guest speaker, Rae-Anne Vincent, a former resident of Agnes, now leads the Walhalla Mine and Ghost Tours. She loves bringing history to life through costume and story.

Members, guests and visitors all welcome at Crawford Hall, entrance left rear of main car park via ramp.

Meeting: 7.30  Presentation: 8;pm  Tea, coffee and cakes.

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Fromelles – The Missing Lambis Englezos AM

Lambis is an amateur historian and ardent researcher regarding missing Australian servicemen of World War 1. He was honoured with the award of an AM in recognition of his unwavering determination to uncover the fate and location of missing servicemen.

His talk on May 2, 8pm, Crawford Hall, is open to members, guests and the general public. Lambis believes there will be an announcement in the near future of further identification progress.

 “Lambis Englezos is a man on a sacred mission. The Greek-born 62-year-old retiree from Melbourne, Australia, has spent more than a decade in search of the burial sites of Australian troops listed as “missing” from that nation’s wars. His research and persistence led to the discovery of an unrecorded World War I mass grave in Fromelles, France, containing the remains of 250 “Diggers,” as Australian and New Zealand troops are known. The remains were exhumed in 2009, then reinterred once identified. For the past four years Englezos has been advocating a similar recovery effort for the remains of 250 Australians killed in the May 1915 Second Battle of Krithia—an ultimately futile Allied assault against Ottoman Turkish positions on the Gallipoli peninsula.”

7th March 2017 Crawford Hall

Judith Dwyer of Mechanics Victoria will be speaking about the role of Mechanics Institutes in the community. Entry to Crawford Hall is via the rear gate in the car. Guests and non-members welcome. Light refreshments will be available after what promises to be a most informative presentation. Meeting commences at 7.30pm.

Tuesday Meetings 2017

February 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm.  

A conversation between well known past resident, Kenny Everitt and local worthy Bill Davies.

March 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm

Mike McCarthy will speak on the tramways and saw mills at Sealers Cove and Muddy Creek(Toora).

All welcome – gold coin donation for non-members. Supper provided.

 

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January & February 2017

February 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm.  

A conversation between well known past resident, Kenny Everitt and local worthy Bill Davies.

March 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm

Mike McCarthy will speak on the tramways and saw mills at Sealers Cove and Muddy Creek(Toora).

All welcome – gold coin donation for non-members. Supper provided.

September Meeting 2016

Please note that regular monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday, Crawford Hall, at 7.30pm. Access to the hall is via the public car park and ramp to the back gate. Members, guests and the general public are welcome. Tea, coffee and cakes are provided and a small donation would be welcomed from non-members.

Tuesday 6th September John Carmichael is talking on the McClure Family in Foster, via Ireland and Scotland. Margaret McClure had the first Private Hospital in Foster.