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History Week in Queenscliff
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
The three Museums in Queenscliff, the Queenscliffe Historical Museum, the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and the Fort Queenscliff Museum, have combined to provide speakers for two afternoons of fascinating stories about many of the events that form the history of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. So join us at the Monahan Centre overlooking Port Phillip Heads on Saturday 15th and 22nd October from 4 pm ‚Äì 5:30 pm and be entertained by eight of our best speakers listed below. The cost is $10 and includes nibbles, tea and coffee. Drinks are available at bar prices.
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Keith Quinton will talk on the ‚ÄúForgotten Wars and Cruising Squadrons‚Äù. Keith is the author the two books, ‚ÄúDefending Port Phillip‚Äù and ‚ÄúStop the Pfalz‚Äù. The Pfalz was a German ship which unsuccessfully tried to escape Port Phillip Heads before the declaration of war in 1914.
Mary Grundy will talk on ‚ÄúThe Bay Steamers ‚Äù. Over more than 60 years these steamers carried millions of day trippers and holidayers around the bay. Mary is a well known local identity with an extensive knowledge of early Queenscliff.
Gil Albutt will talk about ‚ÄúGil Albut Remembers‚Äù. He will focus of the changed harbour landscape, the fishing fleet in the ‚Äò50s and the ‚Äòmystery in the sand‚Äô ! Gil came to Queenscliff at 16 from Portarlington and spent the next 30 years as a boat builder eventually running his own business Gilcraft.
Bob Marmion, previously the honorary historian at Fort Queenscliff, is launching his new book ‚ÄúMurder at the Fort‚Äù. This is a gripping murder mystery which investigates the disappearance of Gunner John Hulston from the Queenscliff back beach whilst on duty in 1942 and the murder of an army driver from the Fort.