Latest in our WWI series:
The Nepean Conservation Group
Speaker: Alexandra Hill – Projects Manager at the National Trust
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.
The students from Year 2 of the Peninsula School sent us appreciative letters after their visit to the Sorrento Museum on 12 August, 2016.
Here is a selection of their comments:
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.
This has been reprinted by the NHS and will be relaunched as below:
8:00 pm at 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.
8:00 pm at The Museum
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’.
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.
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.
8:00 pm at The Museum
Speaker: Jenny Tomkins
Topic: ‘Sorrento’s Ghosts’
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.