The Museum Talks are a monthly event that has the focus of a specific topic relating to The Borough of Queenscliffe; such as significant events, people and buildings. Over the years there have been some fascinating topics.
The speakers are specialists in their topic and range from authors, teachers, and historians. They are passionate and will inform and entertain. If you would like to be a presenter and have a subject that you would like to be explored, please contact us.
When: Fourth Thursday of the month
Where: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Hesse & Stokes Sts Queenscliff
Time: 10am for a 10.30am start
Price: $7 Non-members, $5 Members
Includes tea and coffee
Next Talk - Thursday 25 July 2019
The Reality of the First Fleet
What people do not know about the first fleet.
When, on May 13 1787, Arthur Phillip gives the signal to weigh anchor to sail to what was the ends of the earth, he soberly predicted that the new colony would prove to be the most valuable acquisition that Great Britain would have ever made. This is historical fact, but history comes alive with the story of individuals.
Phillip Lock, Vice President of First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc., will tell the story of his ancestor, a marine on the first fleet, a story that resonates even today.