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Meeting – Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Richard Olive will talk about the West Gate Bridge collapse in his presentation “West Gate: What happened 50 years ago?

PMHPS member, Richard Olive, is a retired Civil Engineer with a lifetime of experience in major projects.  He has reviewed the literature, including the Royal Commission Report, on the disaster, and will explain what happened in simple terms for the layman. He became interested because one of the key engineers, who died in the tragedy, was a classmate of his at Melbourne University, as well as being a good personal friend.

We are at last able to realistically believe that we can hold regular “live” meetings in the Council Chamber at Port Melbourne Town Hall as we have done in the pre-COVID past. Our February meeting will be held in the Chamber and we plan to make it a hybrid meeting, where those who would prefer to attend via Zoom may do so, whilst the rest of us meet in the Chamber. We have decided that we won’t serve supper on this occasion whilst we get used to establishing a routine. Attendees may bring their own sustenance if they wish. All attendees will need to be vaccinated and to scan our QR code on entry to the Town Hall as well as to sign the attendance sheet in the Chamber. Masks will need to be worn and only removed for speaking and/or eating. If you are feeling unwell on the night, we ask that you stay at home and perhaps follow the proceedings via the Zoom link.

Details for registering your attendance via Zoom with be distributed closer to the date.

PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.