History Week 2019
The Queenscliffe Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Queenscliff Maritime Museum and the Fort Queenscliff Museum, presents History Week during 12-20 October 2019. It will be a week of great stories and events.
Tickets can be purchased at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre.
Tickets available at the door unless sold out.
Fort Queenscliff Guided Tour
‘History Alive’ Cemetery Tour
The pioneers interred at the Queenscliff cemetery at Point Lonsdale all played a unique part in building the Borough; hear the stories from ‘the residents’ as told by the “History Alive” troupe.
Join ‘James Baillieu’, ‘John Birrell’ of police surgeon fame, ‘Anna Dod’ an early postmistress, ‘Henrietta Dugdale’ who fought for women’s rights, ‘Mary Jones’ the first cemetery resident who drowned needlessly and ‘Dr David Williams’ our very first Mayor.
Sunday 13th & 20th October, 11am & 1pm: Queenscliff Cemetery, Point Lonsdale
$15 per person
Bookings essential at Eastern Cemetries Phone: 5249 3939
‘Queenscliffe Botanic Gardens’ D.Sawyer
Diana Sawyer’s book, “Queenscliff: The Botanic Gardens Story” (2019), will be launched during History Week this year. This book is the latest of Diana’s contributions to the meticulous recording of Queenscliff’s history, having released Queenscliff: The Harbour Story in 2018. Diana currently manages research and publications at the Queenscliffe Historical Museum. Her background is in education, project work and counselling.
This story is of the great days of the Queenscliff Botanic Gardens designed by Baron von Mueller, and later their demise under pressure from other entities, such as sports and caravan parks and the unsuccessful attempt to achieve a heritage listing.
Sunday 13th October, 4pm, 360Q
Finger food included. Drinks at bar prices.
Films at Queenscliffe Historical Museum
Come and enjoy our collection of audio visual material, old newsreels, films, documentaries and photos. The pilot service, the fishermen, the steamers bringing holiday makers to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Every weekday there will be continuous visual stories.
Monday 14th - Friday 18th October
Monday 14th - Friday 18th October
Museum Guided Tours
Queenscliffe Historical Museum and Queenscliff Maritime Museum.
The early beginnings of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale provide the perfect backdrop for understanding the many items on display at QHM. Join Maureen O’Neill as she brings these items to life through the stories of our early pioneers including photos and film footage.
$5 per person
Bookings essential at QHM
Tribute to the Seekers and Beyond
Step Up Mrs Dugdale
By Lynne Leohardt
In 1867, Henrietta Augusta Dugdale, dairywoman of Queenscliff, is pushed to breaking point and leaves her fourteen-year marriage. With access to her children denied, she enters the freethinking world of Melbourne bohemia and sets out to change the law that casts women as property, with no legal rights of their own.
A fearless crusader for women’s justice, the indefatigable ‘Mrs D.’ outclasses those who try to silence or belittle her, all the while haunted by the loss of her three sons, the dark undercurrents of the past and the mysterious fate of her first love.
From newfound facts and family memorabilia, Lynne Leonhardt has created a luminous tale of love, loss, triumph and fortitude, set against the evocative coastal landscape of Port Phillip Bay and the wonder-city of Melbourne at the height of the gold-rush boom. Step Up, Mrs Dugdale is an unforgettable portrait of a pioneering suffragist—a hero for women, a trailblazer for her time.
Sunday 20th October, 4pm, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum
Finger food included. Drinks available at bar prices
Bookings essential at QMM 5258 3440