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 27 September
The Girl Who Came to Queenscliff
Henry Handel Richardson, an Australian author, had a short time at 26 Mercer Street Queenscliff between 1877-78 (from the ages 7-8) which marked the end of her family life as she had known it.
How much was this a house of shadows as she infers in her memoir?
How significant was her time here for the development of the future writer? Janey Runci will explore these questions amongst others with reference to HHR’s memoir, her fiction and other sources.
Janey Runci is a fiction writer living in Melbourne and her short fiction has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and has won prizes both in Australia and overseas. She has taught Literature and Writing to adults for over 30 years.
Janey first encountered HHR when she read 'The Getting of Wisdom' whilst at boarding school and has been a devoted admirer ever since, and is currently Vice President of the Henry Handel Richardson Society of Australia.
If you would like to learn more about this interesting topic you can listen to a podcast created for our talk.