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
Step back in time and see it for yourself...
Black Lighthouse, Cannons, Firing Station, Signal Station, underground magazines and amazing views!
See over 150 years of Australia's heritage on display. Fort Queenscliff is one of Victoria's most important historic sites and one of the largest and best preserved Forts in the country.
Guided tour of Fort Queenscliff with Bruce Murray, David Millie, Margaret Salmen and an Army Reserve Officer.
Saturday 12th October, 2pm, Fort Queenscliff
Adults $15, Students/Children Free
Afternoon Tea included at Building 27
‘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
Queenscliff The Botanic Gardens Story
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
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
Listen to tribute to The Seekers, Australian folk-influenced pop quartet originally formed in Melbourne in 1962, with Colin Mockett, Ellie Gardner & The Geekers.
The Seekers had Top 10 hits in the 1960s, such as "Georgy Girl" and "The Carnival Is Over".
Saturday 19th October, 3pm, Point Lonsdale Hall
Refreshments at interval included
$35 Adults, $20 Students
Tickets at www.trybooking.com/BFCEA or Info Centre
Author Talk: 'Step Up, Mrs Dugdale'
Hear Perth based author Lynne Leonhardt speak about her new book 'Step Up, Mrs Dugdale'. Henrietta Dugdale is buried in the Queenscliff Cemetery and was one of Australia's first female activists.
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