Meetings

Anastasia Thornley, Q&A Liz Rushen, Kathy Gibson

Local history through the journeys of a single woman November 7th 2017 (Melbourne Cup Day) 8pm, after the usual general meeting, Liz and Kathy will play a video of the launch in Ireland of “Anastasia,  from Callan to Stockyard Creek” … Continue reading

12. October 2017 by Howard
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Toora Cemetery October 3, 2017

Please note change of location for the next Meeting. It will be followed by a Sausage sizzle at Kerry Corcoran’s, Please let Meg Rogers know if you wish to participate.Mob: 0428 821 760

25. September 2017 by Howard
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Living History Rae-Anne Vincent July 4th 2017 Crawford Hall

Our guest speaker, Rae-Anne Vincent, a former resident of Agnes, now leads the Walhalla Mine and Ghost Tours. She loves bringing history to life through costume and story. Members, guests and visitors all welcome at Crawford Hall, entrance left rear … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Howard
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Fromelles – The Missing Lambis Englezos AM

Lambis Englezos’ research and persistence had uncovered an unrecorded mass grave In Fromelles. Continue reading

20. April 2017 by Howard
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7th March 2017 Crawford Hall

Judith Dwyer of Mechanics Victoria will be speaking about the role of Mechanics Institutes in the community. Entry to Crawford Hall is via the rear gate in the car. Guests and non-members welcome. Light refreshments will be available after what … Continue reading

01. March 2017 by Howard
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Tuesday Meetings 2017

February 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm.   A conversation between well known past resident, Kenny Everitt and local worthy Bill Davies. March 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm Mike McCarthy will speak on the tramways and saw mills at Sealers Cove and Muddy … Continue reading

31. December 2016 by Howard
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January & February 2017

February 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm.   A conversation between well known past resident, Kenny Everitt and local worthy Bill Davies. March 2017 Tuesday 7th, 7.30pm Mike McCarthy will speak on the tramways and saw mills at Sealers Cove and Muddy … Continue reading

31. December 2016 by Howard
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September Meeting 2016

Please note that regular monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday in Crawford Hall, at 7.30pm. Continue reading

25. May 2016 by Howard
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Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 7.30pm

Jill Plowright will give an illustrated talk on ‘Birds and South Gippsland’ with historical overtones. This meeting is held in Crawford Hall, access via the car park adjacent to the Foster & District Museum, and is open to members and … Continue reading

17. November 2014 by Howard
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Meetings February – June 2014

3 June, 2pm, celebrating our 40th anniversay. Note this is NOT an evening meeting Continue reading

16. December 2013 by Howard
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 October,Tuesday 1,‘Stories of Bena: The People and the Country’, Margaret Rees

Tuesday 1  October, 7.30pm, Crawford Hall, rear of the Museum. Margaret Rees will be speaking on her recently published book, ‘Stories of Bena: The People and the Country’. Members, guests and general public welcome.

12. September 2013 by Howard
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3rd September 2013 The Great Southern Railway

Meeting at Crawford Hall, 7.30pm Richard Barrack and Neville Gee will speak about The Great Southern Railway, with a particular emphasis on the section from Meeniyan to Yarram, including some great photographs. We look forward to a good turn out. … Continue reading

12. September 2013 by Howard
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The Graves at Fromelles – Tuesday 4 June 2013 – Tim Whitford

Tim Whitford, Yarram, will be our guest speaker with our meeting commencing 7.30pm. Entry as normal, from the Rotunda car park, up the ramp to Crawford Hall. This promises to be a fascinating insight to the investigations leading to retrieval … Continue reading

28. May 2013 by Howard
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Historians gather at Foster Museum 18 May 2013

HISTORIANS GATHER AT FOSTER MUSEUM On Saturday 18 May over 50 representatives from historical societies across Gippsland met at the Foster Museum for the Annual General Meeting of the Gippsland Association of Affiliated Historical Societies (GAAHS). People travelled from Lakes, … Continue reading

28. May 2013 by Howard
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History of Cattle Grazing on Wilsons Prom

Bruce Lester will discus his family’s involvement in the early days  of Wilsons Prom. His talk, open to the public, will commence at 8pm in the Crawford Hall, rear of the museum complex. Entry is via the ramp from the Rotunda … Continue reading

22. March 2013 by Howard
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Members Meeting February 5th 2013

Bill Davies will discuss the role played by his family in opening up and developing  the land in this area. Members, guests, and the general public are invited to attend what will be a most informative discussion. Tea/coffee and light refreshments … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Howard
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Members Meeting October 2nd 2012

The monthly society meeting is at 7.30pm, Crawford Hall and will be followed, at 8pm, with an address by Les Francis on the Vietnam War. Society members, friends and the general public are invited. Tea/coffee and snacks available after the … Continue reading

30. August 2012 by Howard
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Tuesday 1 May 2012 – Yanakie

Meeting 1st May 2012 This meeting will take the form of an excursion to the recently discovered graves at Yanakie. Meet at the the car park by the Museum, 2.45pm. Arrangements will be made to car pool and proceed to … Continue reading

13. January 2012 by Howard
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