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 Friday of the month
Where: Point Lonsdale Community Hall, Bowen Rd, Point Lonsdale
Time: 10am for a 10.30am start
Price: $10 Non-members, $5 Members
Includes tea and coffee
Next Talk: Friday 29 October 2021
From China to the Goldfields to Queenscliff
‘From China to the Goldfields to Queenscliff’ is the story that will be told by two local historians, author Linda Brumley and researcher Clare Ribaux. It tells how Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale became the destination of many Chinese who came to Australia to dig for gold in the mid-19th Century, but for various reasons were unable to return to their homeland. As a result, many chose to become market gardeners and fishermen at Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, settling at Fisherman’s Flat and The Springs.
This well researched story will be told by two local historians who became intrigued in their own separate ways, but eventually collaborating to put a fascinating and illustrated story together.