Monthly Meeting, Aug 5th 2016

8:00 pm at The Museum

Sorrento c1929

Sorrento c.1929

Speaker: Dr. Ursula de Jong, of Deakin University’s School of Architecture

Topic: The Dilemma of Planning and Conservation – a study of changes & development in Sorrento and Queenscliff’.

Join us for dinner at 6:00 at Sorrento Trattoria, 20 Ocean Beach Rd. Sorrento (Next to the Oriental Arcade) . . . Please call the Restaurant on 59845655 and say you’re with NHS.

2016 NHS & Rye Historical Society Lunch July 1st

Adam Magennis

Adam Magennis

Guest Speaker – Adam Magennis,
Morn Pen Shire’s Heritage Archeologist and Boon Wurrung man, gave an excellent and often humorous presentation at the Rye Hotel on Cultural Heritage Management and the Archeology of this area.

Adam’s extensive knowledge and passion for his work shone through. Since his appointment to the Shire role in 2012, after completing his Honours degree in Archeology, he has managed many sensitive projects requiring negotiation and compromise. There are over 1,000 registered sites of Aboriginal significance on the
Peninsula.

A man of many talents Adam is a Master Stonemason and recognised artist. Examples of his art can be seen in the Mornington Library and in the beautiful stone and timber panel protecting a sensitive cultural heritage site at the Mornington Pier carpark.

The 65 people in attendance very much appreciated Adams’s delightful personality and shared knowledge. And the lunch was delicious too.

Winner of the painting raffle – congratulations to Joan Nolan, long time NHS member and supporter.

RHSV Seminar June 25th 2016

Despite the cold weather, 50 people from Historical Societies across the Peninsula and from as far field as Mortlake enjoyed hearing talks on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Dr
Mark Eccleston – Manager Heritage Operations, Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria).

Dr Eccleston RHSV Seminar

Dr Eccleston with Janet South, Joy Kitch and Margaret Broadhead

Copyright Laws (Janice van de Velde – Policy & Research Manager, Convenor Copyright Working Group, National & State Libraries Australasia, State Library Victoria)

TROVE (David Langdon – President – Richmond & Burnley Historical Society) and how to become more active in the digital and Social Media world with

History Apps (Daniel Wilksch – Co-ordinator Digital Projects PROV)

FACEBOOK: How to Build Your Membership (Craige Proctor – Mortlake Historical Society)

All agreed it was a most valuable day and exposed Sorrento Museum to a wider audience.

The sandwiches from local cafe Patricks’ were excellent. Support our local businesses.

Monthly Meeting, June 3rd 2016

8:00 pm at The Museum

conti haunted

Speaker: Jenny Tomkins

Topic: Sorrento’s Ghosts’

Jenny Tomkins

Jenny Tomkins

Jenny grew up on the Peninsula and with her interest in history and skills as a researcher and teacher established her Sorrento Ghost Tours business. Whatever your views on ghosts Jenny had some fascinating stories to tell of encounters with strange phenomenon.

Monthly Meeting, March 4th 2016

8:00 pm at The Museum

Troopers from Dr Brownings album

Speaker: Stuart Duff – Police Historical Society

Topic: ‘Policing in Colonial Victoria 1834 – 1856’.

A display of relics and artefacts will accompany the talk.

Join us for dinner at 6:00 at Sorrento Trattoria, 20 Ocean Beach Rd. Sorrento (Next to the Oriental Arcade) . . . Please call the Restaurant on 59845655 and say you’re with NHS.

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.