Monthly Meeting July 7th 2017

NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 2:00 pm at The Museum

Sunday morning at portsea

ex SLV HERE

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.

Monthly Meeting November 4th 2016

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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.

Annual General Meeting Oct 7th 2016

Hugh Fraser with Jane Alexander

Hugh Fraser with Jane Alexander at the AGM

Keynote Speaker: Jane Alexander Co-ordinator of Arts & Culture for the Mornington Shire and Director of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Jane gave a fascinating presentation. By combining historic paintings of the Peninsula and the early 1900 road trip notes of her grandfather William Calder, who was Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Country Roads Board she took us on a journey through the Peninsula.

Monthly Meeting September 2nd 2016

8:00 pm at The Museum

The Museum

Speakers: Four of The Sorrento Museum’s Volunteers

Topic: Some of the interesting current projects they are working on.

From Joy Kitch, NHS President

The wide range of interesting and important projects and tasks undertaken by NHS volunteers in the Archives Room often goes unnoticed and unacknowledged. This month we heard 4 accounts each very different from the other –

Bergliot Dallas described her research into the real designer of our electric ball (see resulting story from The Nepean of June 2016 HERE),

Doreen Parker how NHS records are now available for public access (See below),

Maggie Broadhead her management of the enormous maritime photo collection recently bequeathed (See below),

Janet South gave us an insight into the process involved in investigating the history of a local house (See below).

The audience learnt a lot and really appreciated the speakers and their work.

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