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, 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.

NHS 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 5th 2015, at The Museum

50th pic

Nepean Historical Society – The Sorrento Museum celebrated 50 years of commitment to local heritage.

The year of 1965 was a year of significant events in Australia including the first drawing of marbles for military conscription, the Tasmanian Government announcing the Gordon River Scheme, Prime Minister Robert Menzies declaring Australian forces would be sent to South Vietnam –

AND the meeting of 16 local people to form the Nepean Historical Society.

On Saturday September 5th 2015, over 100 people gathered at The Sorrento Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this well respected Society of volunteers who still work energetically to preserve local heritage in all its forms – buildings, precincts, stories, artefacts and photographs.

NHS 50th Enjoying the displays

Crowds Enjoying The Displays

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Rye & Nepean Historical Societies Mid-Year Lunch

Friday July 3rd at 11:30

Nepean and Rye Historical Societies’ members and friends are invited to a luncheon at the
Rye Hotel, 2415 Pt Nepean Rd., Rye on July 3rd 2015 at 11.30 for 12.
The charge is $47 per person which includes a 2 course lunch in the Blue Water Room plus a pre dinner drink with ‘nibbles ’ in the Cafe Bar.

Simon Molesworth
Speaker : Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC, Executive Chairman, International National Trusts Organisation
On: ‘The National Trust movement – an international phenomenon: insights of a shared global vision for the conservation of our heritage’

To book, complete the Booking Form HERE

SPECIAL ANZAC DISPLAY

1915 – 2015 WE REMEMBER

100 years

Visit the NHS tribute to local Sorrento and Portsea WW 1 servicemen and women at the museum. See the new large panel funded by an ANZAC Centenary Grant and the special ‘dead man’s penny’ and its sad tale of a father and son who both served.

OPEN ANZAC DAY and Saturdays and Sundays 1.30 til 4.30pm