July General Meeting – Celebrating Christmas in July

Jul 20, 2019 by

Christmas is often a time of family fun and games so join us for a little history trivia and celebrate Christmas in July. There will be laughter aplenty so wear your “Cap of Knowledge” or “Santa’s Helper’s Hat” and test your memory of the old school days.

We will also be having a short demonstration on using Be Connected an online training program.

Visitors are always welcome.

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June General Meeting

Jun 15, 2019 by

Dr Heather Sheard has just launched her new book Women to the Front. And we’re absolutely delighted to have Heather as our guest speaker at our June meeting. She will be presenting her talk first at 2 pm before the NW&DFHG business part of the meeting. Visitors may choose to stay for a cuppa and then leave or stay for the business meeting. $3 entry per adult.
At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women doctors ignored official military policy and headed to the frontlines. This book explores the stories of the Australian women who served as surgeons, pathologists, anaesthetists and medical officers between 1914 and 1919. Despite saving hundreds of lives, their experiences are almost totally absent from official military records, both in Australia and Great Britain, and many of their achievements have remained invisible for over a century. Until now. Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee have compiled a fascinating and meticulously researched account of the Great War, seen through the eyes of these women and their essential work. From the Eastern to the Western Fronts, to Malta, and to London, we bear witness to the terrible conditions, the horrific injuries, the constant danger, and above all, the skill and courage displayed by this group of remarkable Australians. Women to the Front is a war story unlike any other.
Visitors are always welcome.
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May 2019 General Meeting

May 11, 2019 by

30th birthday balloonsOur usual Saturday afternoon meeting will not be held this month as we’ll be celebrating our 30th birthday at the Cranbourne RSL. Please contact our Secretary if you would like to attend. Our Research Room will be closed on this day.

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Volunteers’ Morning Tea 2019

May 1, 2019 by

thank youWe’re saying thank you to all members who have helped us in the past year by again hosting a morning tea. Members have done duty in the Research Room, served on our committee, served as VIPs, helped write and publish cemetery tour stories, sizzled sausages, indexed books, attended functions and various other things to help us – and we thank them all. This event is attended by invitation only. Those members eligible to attend have received their invitations by email.

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April General Meeting

Apr 10, 2019 by

Scouts in the family

Did you have a scout in your family?
You are invited to come along to the Cranbourne Scout Hall and hear some history about scouting, see what your scout ancestor may have done, and have a little fun. If you have any Scouting or Guides memorabilia please feel free to bring it along to show.

General Meeting to follow activities.

All visitors are welcome to attend.

 

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