Would you like to know more about the story of your place? Do you see yourself as a local history buff? Do you already have family/property stories or photographs you would like to share?
Landcare would like to set up a Muckleford Community History Project
The purpose of the project will be to provide resources and support for people wishing to undertake local history research and to discuss the establishment of a website where participants can post material.
To this end we will host a meeting to discuss the possibilities on Sunday, July 24 at the Muckleford Community Centre.
There will be two guest speakers:
Paul Haw grew up on a family farm fronting the Loddon River at Yando, near Boort. Paul served as a National Servicemen in Vietnam where he almost lost his life. This experience and other factors led him to look more closely at the place where he lived, its history and its environment.
The result is a substantial local history, Footprints Across the Loddon Plains: a shared history, co-written with Margaret Munro. Paul will talk about what inspired him to embark on his project, how he went about it and what he learned.
Robyn Ballinger is an historian who lives in Maldon. Robyn has published an environmental history of the Victorian northern plains entitled An Inch of Rain: A water history of northern Victoria. Robyn undertakes writing, historical research, teaching, facilitation of community consultation, and preparation of heritage studies and significance assessments. Robyn will introduce the meeting to the range of ways in which local history can be pursued and the resources available.
Following a break for afternoon tea there will be a round table chat to gauge the interests of everyone and to plan the next step.
Join us if you have an interest in helping us tell the stories that will deepen our appreciation and understanding of the place where we live.
When: Sunday, July 24, 2 pm
Where: Muckleford Community Centre (the former Methodist Church, Muckleford-Walmer Road, south of Castlemaine-Walmer Road)
Afternoon tea will be provided. Please ring Paul Hampton to RSVP or make enquiries on 0408566909 or email@example.com
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