A Sketch In Time

The Sorrento Museum will display a pictorial record of our shared stories in sketches from the earliest days of the European settlement of the Southern Mornington Peninsula.

In the days before cameras, the newspapers of the 1800s would rely on an army of artists and wood engravers to produce pictorial representations of the stories of the day.
The Sorrento Museum will be showing a collection of sketches, as published in the newspapers of the day, that record the stories of our historic sites and events.
These will be accompanied by caricatures of some of the Melbourne ‘personalities’ that pioneered Portsea, Sorrento and Blairgowrie as we know it today.
From Port Phillip Bay, The Forts of Point Nepean, The Quarantine Station to Portsea and Sorrento, along with several of the tragedies that befell ships bringing immigrants to Victoria from the 1840s, we share with the visitor our stories in print . . . A Sketch In Time

Event dates

Event Details

Sorrento Museum, 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento, Victoria

10:30am to 1:30pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Onsite facilities: