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March 2020

Walking the bounds of the Blue Lake with David Sornig

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$2

A Hotham History Project walking event. The walking tour will be a follow up to his book, in Blue Lake, David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city’s blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations: from boneyards and rubbish tips; through the Depression-era Dudley Flats shanty town; to the modern-day docks. Through it all, one thing that has persisted is its uncanny,…

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April 2020

POSTPONED : Port Phillip Bay – Looking out, looking in: Aboriginal and Colonial perspectives

April 27

Artwork: John Cotton, Aboriginal camp on the banks of the Yarra, c1845 (Pictures Collection, SLV)   April 6, 2020, A Panel presentation “Port Phillip Bay – Looking out, looking in Aboriginal and Colonial perspectives” convened MMHN hosted by Federation Square involving the Koori Heritage Trust, Aboriginal Branch, City of Melbourne and the RHSV. Reflections on perceptions at the point of contact.   Regrettably, this event is postponed due to COVID-19.

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ARCHAEOLOGY UNCOVERED

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

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

78th Anniversary – Battle of the Coral Sea – virtual the live-streamed Commemoration Ceremony

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Artwork: Designer: Brian Clinton. (Used with permission of Australian Postal Corporation, 1992)   May 3, 11:00 AM An invitation to join virtual the live-streamed Commemoration Ceremony to market the Anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea fought during 4–8 May 1942. A major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Naval & Air Forces from Australia and the United States of America, resulting in a strategic Allied victory and which, reversed…

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POSTPONED : 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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July 2020

POSTPONED : “Maritime Melbourne: History on Paper

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

June/July 2020 A presentation by Michael O’Brien on “Maritime Melbourne: History on Paper” within the Melbourne Rare Book Week Program, a collaboration between MMHN and Rare Books Melbourne. Regrettably, this event too is postponed due to COVID-19.

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August 2020

POSTPONED : Down the Maribyrnong with Peter Somerville on the Blackbird

August 1 @ 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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October 2020

NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MELBOURNE MARITIME HERITAGE NETWORK LTD ABN: 78 631 878 772 (“MMHN”) NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MMHN AGM 4:00pm Thursday 1st October 2020 Start: Thursday 1st October 2020 - 4:00pm Finish: Thursday 1st October 2020 – 6:00pm Location: Via Zoom. Link to be provided by email.   We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network Ltd (MMHN). Due to the COVID restrictions the meeting will be held electronically via Zoom on…

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Annual Seafarers Service

October 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our Annual Seafarers Service for members of the Royal Australian Navy, Master Mariners, members of the Merchant Navy and those who care for their welfare through the Mission to Seafarers, Stella Maris and Port authorities. Live on the Cathedral website Monday 19th October at 1.30pm Service Broadcast on Channel 31 (digital 44): Monday 19th October at 2.30pm Service Broadcast Online via the Cathedral’s Facebook & Youtube Pages. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Ls5yIw9INOE Tuesday 20th October at 5.10pm.

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2020 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Mission team and our Supporters are proud and excited to invite you to our first-ever online awarding of the Maritime Art Prizes. Please join us live online 6 pm Thursday 15th October at http://www.seafarers.livewebcast.com.au/ If you are unable to join us live the Awards details will be posted on our website that evening. All of the works including the winners will be available for sale on the night. www.missiontoseafarers.com.au/art-prize

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