Monthly Meeting, February 5th 2016

8:00 pm at The Museum5th Div at Fromelles

Speaker: Lambis Englezos

Topic: ‘Finding the missing soldiers from Fromelles’.

On the 19th July 1916 the 5th Australian Division was involved in a terrible battle near the French village of Fromelles. Almost 2,000 men died. Australian amateur historian, Lambis Englezos, was shocked by the futility of this action and the huge number of casualities. He realised that the list of the missing and the number of unidentified soldiers in nearby cemeteries did not match up.

Lambis met some of the survivors of Fromelles – the so called ‘19th July men’ and in 2002 visited the site.

Where were the missing men from this battle ?

Hear Lambis describe his long and determined journey to discover the answers despite much discouragement from authorities.

Point Nepean National Park Master Plan

Point Nepean National Park Master Plan

Planning Information Day
Fri 5 Feb and Sat 6 Feb 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

You are invited to have your say about planning the park’s future and provide feedback on a Discussion Paper which re‐looks at the 2010 draft master plan. Please drop in on the Friday or Saturday to speak with a member of the team involved in renewing the master plan.

The meeting will be held in Badcoe Hall, Point Nepean National Park (end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea)

Community update and discussion paper January 2016

Point-Nepean-consultation2016 coverClick on pic to read . . .

and the response from The NHS. . . . READ IT HERE

Parks Victoria is currently reviewing the Point Nepean National Park Master Plan. An important element of this review is community and stakeholder consultation.
A draft master plan, which involved extensive community and stakeholder consultation, was prepared and exhibited in 2010 (see below). It was prepared within the planning and management context provided by the Point Nepean National Park and Point Nepean Quarantine Station Management Plan 2009.

The Original 2010 Master Plan . . . click below.

PNNP Draft MP Report 2010For more details go to Parks Victoria site . . . HERE

Monthly Meeting, November 6th 2015

8:00 pm at The Museum



Speakers: David Pickering, Museums Australia and

David Thomas, Local Explorer

Topic: ‘Our local Diprotodon discovered at The Back Beach’.

NOTE: We will be having dinner prior to the meeting at 6.15 PM at Via Sorrento, 77 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento (corner of Kerferd Avenue). Call them on 5984 3633 and ask to join the NHS table.

NHS 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 5th 2015, at The Museum

50th pic

Nepean Historical Society – The Sorrento Museum celebrated 50 years of commitment to local heritage.

The year of 1965 was a year of significant events in Australia including the first drawing of marbles for military conscription, the Tasmanian Government announcing the Gordon River Scheme, Prime Minister Robert Menzies declaring Australian forces would be sent to South Vietnam –

AND the meeting of 16 local people to form the Nepean Historical Society.

On Saturday September 5th 2015, over 100 people gathered at The Sorrento Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this well respected Society of volunteers who still work energetically to preserve local heritage in all its forms – buildings, precincts, stories, artefacts and photographs.

NHS 50th Enjoying the displays

Crowds Enjoying The Displays

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Rye & Nepean Historical Societies Mid-Year Lunch

Friday July 3rd at 11:30

Nepean and Rye Historical Societies’ members and friends are invited to a luncheon at the
Rye Hotel, 2415 Pt Nepean Rd., Rye on July 3rd 2015 at 11.30 for 12.
The charge is $47 per person which includes a 2 course lunch in the Blue Water Room plus a pre dinner drink with ‘nibbles ’ in the Cafe Bar.

Simon Molesworth
Speaker : Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC, Executive Chairman, International National Trusts Organisation
On: ‘The National Trust movement – an international phenomenon: insights of a shared global vision for the conservation of our heritage’

To book, complete the Booking Form HERE