The society will have its first quarterly meeting for 2019 on Wednesday 13 February at the Anzac room in the RSL, cnr Thompson Ave and Cowes-Rhyll rd starting at 12 midday. Cost for two course meal, tea and coffe plus raffle ticket is $20. Drinks at bar prices. Speaker will be secretary and past curator of Churchill Island, Christine Grayden, who will speak on "The Life and Times of Samuel Amess". Alderman Amess of the Melbourne City Council owned Churchill Island from 1872 and built the homestead there. His life was full of his succesful business, civic duties, leisure activities and family - a real man of his times!
A short general meeting will follow lunch and be followed by guest speaker. All welcome but booking is essential. Payment on the day, but to book please contact the treasurer, Judy Gittus, on 0417 390 885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Hall, cnr Church St and Thompson Ave Cowes. 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. Nibbles and two course meal. BYO drinks. Tea/coffee provided. Cost includes raffle tickets. Our Speaker will be Russell Kenery, speaking about Matthew Flinders' Open Boat Voyages.Copies of his booklet on the subject will be available on the night for $15 per copy. All proceeds go to the Flinders Yacht Club junior program. Cost $30 per head includes raffle tickets for various prizes on the night. All welcome.
Open Day at our museum, Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Ave Cowes. Special display on "Early charting of Western Port". 10 a.m.til 4 p.m. Refreshments available all day. All welcome. Free admission for the day. Enquiries contact the secretary, Christine Grayden, ph 03 5956 8501.
As well as our Open Day for NAIDOC week, to be held on Friday 10 July, we will also keep the display for Saturday 11 July, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, and Sunday 12 July, 2-4.30 p.m.
PIDHS holds a collection of Bunurong/Boonwurrung stone implements and some wooden items such as boomerangs and leangles. The collection is registered with Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, and some items are on on permanent display. The Open Day for NAIDOC Week is a chance for the public to view other items from the collection which are rarely seen. These include scrapers, axe heads, grinding stones - pestles and mortars. The display will be on at the Phillip Island Museum, Phillip Island Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Ave Cowes, from 10 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including bush tucker chutneys to go with biscuits. All are welcome. Please note that the items are sacred to the Bunurong/Boonwurrung community and are not to be handled by the general public.Free entry on the day.
Phillip Island Heritage Centre Meeting Room
89 Thompson Ave
Cowes, VIC 3922
Free, 2:30pm - 4pm
A musical commemoration of WWI servicemen and women
Composed and conducted by Larry Hills
Combined Regional Choirs
with Orchestra and ‘Soldiers’ chorus
Wonthaggi Town Hall April 24 7.30pm
Leongatha Mesley Hall April 25 7.30pm
Foster War Memorial April 26 3.30pm
Tickets $25 available from RACV Wonthaggi 0402 727364 Great Southern Outdoors,Leongatha 0490 525482 Main Street Revelations,Foster 0408!675467
Phillip Island Heritage Centre
89 Thompson Ave
Cowes , VIC 3922
Gold Coin Donation, 10am - 12pm Thursday and Saturdays; Part of the National Trust Festival, "Conflict and Compassion", running from 18th April to 25th May 2015
Phillip Island RSL is combining with other community groups, including our society, to present displays and events to commemorate the Gallipoli centenary. Our president, John Jansson, has researched all of the Gallipoli veterans who either came from Phillip Island or came to Phillip Island after WWI. The commemorative displays and events will be at the Cowes Cultural Centre, cnr Thompson Ave and Church St, from 16-26 April, open daily. Everyone is welcome.
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