About Nepean Historical Society

The Nepean Historical Society promotes in the general community, a knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the Nepean Ward of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the western end of the Nepean Peninsula.

Monthly Meeting Sept 1st 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

backius suitcase

Topic: “Unearthed – a Treasure Trove of History in a Suitcase.”
The generous donation to NHS by June Robertson (nee Croad) of a suitcase packed with carefully labeled photos and documents has led to the revelation of an intriguing Sorrento story. Long time volunteers in the Archives at NHS, Bergliot Dallas and Maggie Broadhead, put this story together. On Friday 1st September they recounted it to over 40 most appreciative people at the museum.

Sandarne, his house in Ocean Beach Road, was built to the design of Albert Backius in around 1915 and was named after his home town in Sweden. Albert built boats in the shed behind this house. How he came to live in Sorrento after many adventures around the world was fascinating. And his connection to the Croad family added to the local flavour.

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Albert Backius from ‘The Suitcase’

This excellent presentation showcased one example of the invaluable work conducted at NHS.  Many more stories to be revealed ….

Note: There is more on this story coming in the September edition of ‘The Nepean’

Monthly Meeting July 7th 2017

NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 2:00 pm at The Museum

Sunday morning at portsea

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Speaker: Murray Adams, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Digitisation Officer,

Topic: “The fascinating story of Mr. ROSE” the man behind the Rose Postcards. These thousands of images provide us with valuable records of times and places past. Hear about how Mr. Rose lived for his work and travelled widely to obtain these wonderful views.

Monthly Meeting May 5th 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

ephemera

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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.