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Heritage Awards 2018

Geelong, vic
The annual Heritage Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed to the conservation of heritage places in the Geelong region.
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Heritage Tour of Geelong and Bellarine in a 1966 Mustang

Geelong, vic

Mustang & Co. offer a customised tour of the Geelong and Bellarine Region in a chauffeur driven 1966 Mustang Convertible. The tour will take in various landmarks and historic buildings that make this area so unique. This is your chance to view some amazing history, some which has been reinvented.

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Will Dyson, Australia’s Radical Genius, a talk by Ross Mc Mullin

Geelong, vic
Bohemian, Raconteur, Australia's first War Artist, Married into the Lindsay family, Will Dyson had a wide and varied career. Author and Historian Ross McMullin will present a talk on this interesting Australian personality.
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Geelong Civic and Cultural Precinct Heritage Walk

Geelong, vic
The City of Greater Geelong is presenting a guided heritage walk around the Civic and Cultural precinct of central Geelong. The walk will take in some of Geelong’s first civic buildings and include stories from members of the Wadawurrung community, the area's Traditional Owners.
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Hangman’s Feast

Geelong, vic
Join the team at Twisted History for this special event as we step back in time to the first execution within the walls at Geelong Gaol of James Ross on April 22nd, 1856. Sit down for a last meal, as Ross did before hearing the stories of the executed and the executioners.
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Geelong’s Ukrainian Heritage – EVENT CANCELLED

Geelong, vic

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Explore Geelong’s Cultural History

Geelong, vic
Heritage staff will lead the participants on a journey through the Geelong Heritage Centre's collections. This small group session will explore some of the diverse European cultures that have shaped our city.
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Ross McMullin – “Never Forget Australia” – Transformation at Villers-Bretonneux

Geelong, vic
The German onslaught in March 1918 caused Britain’s gravest crisis of the war. The Australians’ vital contribution in this climax of the conflict was the stunning counter-attack at Villers-Bretonneux. On the eve of the centenary, award-winning historian Ross McMullin will illuminate what occurred.
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Giving voice to the past with oral history

Geelong, vic
The simplest definition of history is stories of the past. Sarah Rood will give a highly visual talk loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project 'Geelong Remembers Them' featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience.
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Picture This: Explore Geelong Heritage Centre’s Image Collection

Geelong, vic
The Heritage Centre's image collection is a treasure trove of wonderful insights into bygone eras. In this small group session Heritage staff will be introducing participants to a range of tools available to explore digitised collections and photographic resources.
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Medicine of the 1850s

Geelong, vic

Dr John Harrison, Apothecary, presents an engaging performance discussing the Herbal, Medical and other Lore of the 1800s Goldfields and beyond.

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Barwon Grange – By Twilight

Newtown, vic

Visit Barwon Grange in the evening and see the house in a different light. Barwon Grange is a terrific example of an 1850s Urban Villa built on the Barwon River for Jonathon Porter O'Brien and his family.

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You Yangs Rural Districts Heritage Tour: “Before 1850”

Little River, vic

Join a self-drive tour celebrating our local farming communities and rugged You Yangs landscape. We will explore the heritage of the Anakie, Balliang, Lara and Little River districts "Before 1850" with a traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony and Wadawurrung and settler family stories.

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Portarlington Mill

Portarlington, vic

Come and see a 1850's steam driven flour mill at the beach side town of Portarlington

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Murder at The Mansion

Winchelsea, vic

What would you do if you arrived for a dinner and strange and mysterious things start to happen around you? Who are who they say they are? Who can you trust? Who is doing all they can to deceive you and everyone in their presence?

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Nepean – Point of all Nations?

Sorrento, vic
The Nepean Historical Society presents 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.
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Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

Point Cook, vic
Discover the Chirnside Family secrets in the original 1850s homestead still haunted by Thomas, hear of betrayal in the old stables that were home to Melbourne Cup winners and visit long lost souls still lingering on the private beach.
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Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Mount Cottrell, vic

A free, hands-on workshop for those interested in learning how to repair historic basalt walls.

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Guided walk of Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh

Maddingley, vic

A 50 minute guided walk through Maddingley Park, your guide Bronwyn will be speaking of the sites that are there now and those that no longer exist. Site will include the Front & back memorial gates , Evans Pavillion, Dickie Bandstand, Dickie light, CWA Shelter, site of where the Cannon, drinking f

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Finding families

Altona Meadows, vic
If you need a bit of help getting started with your family tree then this is for you. We will point you in the right direction to discover the principles of family history research and the many relevant resources available.
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