The Flu Epidemic of 1919

by Claire Johnson In May 1918, reports of a mysterious and deadly disease ravaging Europe began to reach Australia, causing concern amongst those who had family members involved in the war in Europe. By July, England was affected, and Australian … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 September 2016, 7.30pm

Our special guest at the September meeting will be Jim Claven MA and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee. In his presentation, Lemnos 1915 - The Other Side of Gallipoli, Jim will recount the often forgotten role that … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 25 April 2016, 7.30pm

Gallipoli from the cliff tops Our special guest on ANZAC Day will be Vecihi Başarın co-author of Gallipoli: The Turkish Story.  When Vecihi’s father, a Turkish army officer, took him to Gallipoli as a 10-year-old, little did he realise it would … [Read more...]

Nott Street School Old Boys Evening Talk: An Unfinished Tribute

Come to an evening talk from Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there. This event presents the … [Read more...]

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