Monthly Meeting May 5th 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

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Speaker: Mandy Bede, President of the Ephemera Society of Australia

Topic: Mandy will speak about and show items of ephemera – things of every day life that are not meant to be retained or preserved.

Items of ephemera include such things as tickets, programmes, printed tins and packaging, posters, newspapers and much more.

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.

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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.