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 18 April 2019
Martha Lonsdale: Victoria's first "First Lady"
On 18th April our speaker will be Anne Marsden, the author of “And the women came too: the Families of the Founders of the Melbourne Mechanics’ Institution” will focus on Martha Lonsdale.
We follow the adventures of Martha Lonsdale who came to Port Phillip as a young wife, of Capt. William Lonsdale, and mother. Not only did Martha care for their large brood of children in a harsh environment, but set an example for later women arrivals.
NB: This Monthly Talk is being held on the 3rd Thursday of the month as ANZAC Day is on the 4th Thursday of April.
Click on the image to listen to the podcast.