Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | February 21, 2012

Heritage Awards

Following the success of the 2011 Heritage Awards planning is underway for 2012. The Awards have been expanded and both reward and encourage heritage conservation in the community. The Awards are a partnership between the Shire and the National Trust.

The categories are:

  • Creative re-use of a heritage place
  • New work or development in a heritage area
  • Conservation/restoration of a heritage place including built form, landscape, wetlands, cemeteries, monuments or heritage gardens
  • Heritage trade skills

The Shire’s Heritage Adviser, Lorraine Huddle, will sit on the judging panel with National Trust representatives. An Awards ceremony to be hosted by the Shire will be held on Friday 18 May.

Award applications will be available from February 21 on the Shire and National Trust website

For more information or entry details, please contact Judy Walsh at the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch, 5988 9853 or Simon Lloyd at Mornington Peninsula Shire on: 5950 1961.

Registrations open 21 February and close 5 April 2012.

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 13, 2010

Book launch, Last Tram to Sorrento


Last Tram to Sorrento

Last Tram to Sorrento


Launch of new edition of Arthur Winzenried’s book: <i>Last Tram to Sorrento</i>. The Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Councillor David Gibb, will launch the book

Date: Saturday 30th October Time: 2pm

Venue: Tram platform, Sorrento Park, near Sorrento Pier

Cost: Free

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 28, 2009

Annual Leslie Moorhead Lecture: Evelyn Juers

Mornington and District Historical Society presents the Annual Leslie Moorhead Lecture:


Evelyn Juers, author of House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann

From Berlin to Mornington: the life and times of Hans Lindau, 1895-1982
Venue: The Studio (Old High School Library), Wilsons Road, Mornington
Date: 21 November, 2:30pm
Enquiries: 5975 2958

Our Guest Speaker this year is noted writer and literary critic, Evelyn Juers, who is also co-publisher of the literary magazine, HEAT and the Giramondo Publishing. Her book, The House of Exile: the life and times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann, was shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for non-fiction.

Evelyn Juers’ research for her forthcoming book led her to Mornington in search of information on on Mornington’s own Hans Lindau, a Botanist who was interred in England and sent to Australia on the internee ship, the Dunera. We are delighted that Evelyn is to talk to us about this most remarkable man and the part he will play in her new book.

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Hastings – People and Places, volume III launched

Hastings-Western Port Historical Society has launched its new book, Hastings – People and Places, vol. III.

A beautifully illustrated 136 page book, Hastings – People and Places, vol. III features stories and historical accounts of community groups, buildings, industry, ferries, schools, and sports clubs to name just a few. Highlights include stories on such notable local figures as Janice Danaher, OAM; David “Roy” Greive; Eunice Mathews; Dr Arthur Haywood and Arthur Woodley.

As Edwin Mawson explains in his foreword, “This book helps to revive memories and enlighten those who were not there at the time.”

Edited by Shirley Davies, Beryl Stockton and Rita Cooper from the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society, Hastings – People and Places is available in both hardback and paperback and can be purchased through the Society or Hastings Newsagency. The hardback retails for $55 and the paperback is available for $30.

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Book launch

Join Dromana and District Historical Society for the book launch of Heritage Signs of Dromana by Peter Holloway.

Venue: Historical Museum – Dromana and District Historical Society
Date: 31 October (3pm)
Address: Old Shire Office, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana
Enquiries: 5989 2243

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

Join the local ranger for an interesting history walk at Coolart Wetlands and Homestead.

Date: 26-27 October (10:30am-2:00pm)
Address: Lord Somers Road, Somers (Melway ref: 193 J9)
Cost: $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for concession holders, and $5 for children
BYO: sturdy shoes and lunch
Bookings essential: 5931 4001

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Lime Kiln Picnic

Join Rye Historical Society for a picnic at the Lime Kiln on Sunday 25 October (11am – 2pm). 

There will be live music, books for sale from the Historical Society, photographs on display and Society members on hand to answer your questions. The Rye Lions Club will also provide a sausage sizzle.

Meet at: the Rye foreshore, White Cliffs (Melway ref: 168 D3) 
BYO: food, drinks, seating and table
Enquiries: or 0403 352 797

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Twilight tour at Cape Schanck

Don’t miss the special twilight tours at Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum during History Week!
Venue: Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum
Date: 24 October (every half hour from 5pm-7pm)
Bookings essential: 5988 6184

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

Cemetery tours

Join these intriguing and compelling cemetery tours during History Week

Join these intriguing and compelling cemetery tours during History Week

Flinders Pioneer Cemetery
Flinders District Historical Society
Date: Sunday 25 October (11am-12pm or 2pm-3pm)
Meet at: Stokes Street, Flinders (Melway ref: 261 J7)
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Ken Lacey (5989 0802) or Heather Hamilton (5989 0145)

Mornington Cemetery
Join your tour guide from the Mornington and District Historical Society for a guided walk. Discover more about Mornington’s local identities.
Date: 31 October (1:30pm)
Meet at: Craigie Road gates, Mt Martha
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: 5989 2219

Rye Cemetery
Joing Rye Historical Society for a guided tour of the historic graves – learn about the people who lie there and their contribution to Rye. The Cemetery was gazetted in 1868 but burials had occurred before that.
Date: 1 November (2pm)
Meet at: Lyons Street gate, Rye
Cost: $5 (includes refreshments and admission to the Rye Historical Society after the tour)
Bookings essential: or 0403 352 797 

Sorrento Cemetery
Nepean Historical Society
Date: 1 November (2pm)
Meet at: Sorrento Cemetery entrance, Normanby Road
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: 5984 0255

Posted by: mornpenlocalhistory | October 15, 2009

McCrae Interpretation Centre

McCrae Homestead and Museum will launch a new gallery, Views of Port Phillip Bay, in the re-opened McCrae Interpretation Centre.
Date: 28 October, 31 October and 1 November (12:00pm-4:30pm)
Address: 11 Beverley Road, McCrae (Melway ref: 159 A10)

Built in 1844 by Andrew and Georgiana McCrae, McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria’s oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life, using locally available materials and primitive construction techniques.

Georgiana McCrae was an accomplished artist, musician and diarist. Her beautiful sketches are housed in the museum beside the original homestead which contains the rare collection of 19th Century family heirlooms and artworks.

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