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March 2020

The inaugural meetings of the Special Advisory Groups (SAGs)

March 1 - April 30

Maritime Skills, Education and Careers  The inaugural meeting of the Special Advisory Group (SAG) covering Maritime Skills, Education and Careers (SEC) is was held on Thursday 27 February 2020 at 4.00 to 5.30 PM.  Venue: Kangan Institute, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Docklands, Boardroom 2.61 (2nd floor), 1 Batman’s Hill Drive, Docklands.   Museums & Collections and Heritage & Research The inaugural meeting of the Special Advisory Group (SAG) covering  Museums & Collections and Heritage & Research was held at 4.30 pm…

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April 2020

Down the Maribyrnong with Peter Somerville on the Blackbird

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Hotham History Project is running a cruise event with historic commentary provided by Peter Somerville. Peter Somerville has an intimate knowledge of the history of the Maribyrnong River and will guide us past the old junction of the Maribyrnong with the Yarra River, past Web dock container terminal and onto Docklands. These cruise events are very popular and sell out quickly. To book, contact info@hothamhistory.org.au Non-members are welcome to attend, and new members to the Hotham History Project are…

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April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artefact and Research Centre, 4 Harper St Abbotsford

Join the Heritage Council of Victoria in partnership with Heritage Victoria Thousands of historical archaeological treasures reside within Heritage Victoria’s Artefact and Research Centre. As part of the Heritage Festival, we are offering tours of the Artefact and Research Centre for one afternoon only. Date: Thursday 30 April Times: 12PM, 2PM and 4PM Address: Artefact and Research Centre, 4 Harper St Abbotsford Bookings: kerry.taylor@delwp.vic.gov.au THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSEN

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May 2020

End of an Era: the last Gippsland Lakes Fishermen

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Library at the Dock, Docklands Docklands, VIC Australia + Google Map

In a new FRDC funded project, researchers are documenting the contribution and rich socio-cultural history of Australia’s oldest small-scale commercial fisheries. Small-scale fisheries operating in near-shore waters of bays, inlets and estuaries have been the foundation upon which Australia’s commercial fishing industry, now valued at over $1.5 billion, was built. These original fisheries and their associated ways of life, and the families and communities that formed around the fishing nets and harbours, have imbedded their work, stories, and ties to…

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