Category Archives: Events
Lest We Forget
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
For details on how to support our local Sorrento Portsea RSL go to our page
“Lest We Forget 1914-18” HERE
Monthly Meeting Nov 9th 2018
7:00 pm at The Museum (Note earlier time)
Speaker: Michael Veitch
Topic: Hell Ship – The Journey of The Ticonderoga
Point Nepean Market 30th Sept 2018
NHS will have a stall at the upcoming Point Nepean Market. Come and pay us a visit. . .
National Trust – Australian Heritage Festival
18th April – 20th May 2018
As part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival in April, whose overall theme is ‘My Culture, My Story’, we are planning an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia to showcase and celebrate the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage on the Southern Mornington Peninsula.
At first count, we identified 14 different nationalities among past residents.
Do you have a relevant story to share about your family background?
We welcome contributions to this exhibition.
Please contact Bergliot Dallas, Joy Kitch or Janet South via the ‘Contact Us’ page HERE.
Craft Market – Point Nepean
Miss Gymkhana, R.G. Menzies and Me
This has been reprinted by the NHS and will be relaunched as below:
2016 NHS & Rye Historical Society Lunch July 1st
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
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).
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.
February 5th at The Sorrento Museum
If you can’t make it to hear Lambis Englezos speak on “The Missing Soldiers of Fromelles” you can watch it LIVE here:
Or go to the YouTube page HERE