Sorrento Primary School Visit

“The best excursion in my years at school”

Excitement ran high among the two groups of Grade 1 / 2s from Sorrento Primary School who visited the Museum and Watts’ Cottage last month for our programme The Past in the Present.

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Some of the Class 1/2s at Watts’ Cottage

One of the participants, aged six, announced at School Assembly that it was “the best excursion in my years at school”!

The pictures below tell the story.

Bergliot Dallas 4/12/2016

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Monthly Meeting November 4th 2016

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The Nepean Conservation Group
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Speaker: Alexandra Hill – Projects Manager at the National Trustnational trust logo

Alex gave us a terrific overview of the Trust’s work managing 300 heritage places including a volcano and Fern Gully in Red Hill. Advocacy work is a vital aspect of Trust efforts.

Alex’s special interest is Indigenous Heritage and she described the important research of the Boon wurrung currently being conducted on the Peninsula through McCrae family archives and Endeavour Fern Gully.

Annual General Meeting Oct 7th 2016

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Hugh Fraser with Jane Alexander at the AGM

Keynote Speaker: Jane Alexander Co-ordinator of Arts & Culture for the Mornington Shire and Director of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Jane gave a fascinating presentation. By combining historic paintings of the Peninsula and the early 1900 road trip notes of her grandfather William Calder, who was Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Country Roads Board she took us on a journey through the Peninsula.