Anglesea & District Historical Society Inc.

Program for 2023

Updated 22 May 2023.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of every even month at 2pm at Anglesea's History House, 5a McMillan St (Entrance 4, Melway 514:E7), unless indicated otherwise. Outings are held during the week on the odd months. Highlighted dates on future outings indicate changes from normal, or from previous dates. Visitors are very welcome. Please check back for any program changes. No activities on Code Red or Extreme fire danger days in Central region.

Transport to all meetings and outings can be arranged by phoning Susan on 0438 070 560.

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Date Event Program
Jan - Sorry - No outing in January.
However the Museum is open on the 2nd Sunday of every month 2-4pm (except Jan), and Friday evenings 4:30-8:00pm when the Community House Twilight Markets are on, or by appointment, Susan on 0438 070 560.
12 Feb 2pm Meeting Bill Bubb: Remembering 1983 Ash Wednesday.
Location: Anglesea Hotel Function Room. Entry: gold coin donation.
Members and visitors welcome.
Mon 6 Mar
Outing Outing to Forrest, combined with the Family History Group. Cost $15, includes transport and morning tea; lunch at own expense. Bookings: Susan 0438 070 560.
2 Apr Meeting Eric Messer: The stranding of the Hereford.
Venue: Anglesea Hotel Function Room. Entry: Gold coin donation.
All welcome.
Tue 9 May
Outing Trip to Historic Colac guided by a member of the Colac Historical Society. Bus leaves History House at 9am sharp, returns by 3:30pm. Morning tea at historic Botanical Gardens. Lunch (own cost) at Eastern Hotel 1857, first hotel in Colac. Transport in Bendigo bus with PA commentary. Cost $20 incl transport and morning tea. Booking essential - Susan on 0438 070 560.
4 Jun Meeting Lex Chalmers: James Harrison - Australia's forgotten contributor to the Industrial Revolution. Venue: Anglesea Hotel Function Room. Entry: Gold coin donation. All welcome.
Thu 13 Jul
Outing Mid-winter lunch with Family History Group.
Lorraine Smith: Journey of a Lost Manuscript.
Venue: Anglesea Hotel. Cost: $25. Drinks at Bar prices.
Bookings essential: 0438 070 560 or All welcome.
6 Aug Meeting Jim Maffett: People, properties and a punch. Venue: Anglesea Hotel Function Room. Entry: Gold coin donation. All welcome.
Tue 12 Sep Outing Visit to Old Geelong Gaol.
Cost: $25, includes transport, morning tea, entrance fee, guide.
Lunch at own cost at Mill Markets Cafe.
Bookings essential - Susan on 0438 070 560.
1 Oct Meeting Annual General Meeting.
Nov Outing
3 Dec Meeting Christmas breakup.

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