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Thursday 13 April, 2017 - 8.00pm

Speaker: Dr. Rosalie Triolo

Topic: Victorian Schools and the Great War

Dr. Rosalie Triolo, senior lecturer at Monash University and past president of the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, writes and presents widely on the history of education particularly Australian education.


Thursday 11 May, 2017 – 8.00pm

Speaker: Alan Gray

Topic: The History of the Puffing Billy Railway

 Alan Gray has fond childhood memories of Puffing Billy.  He has been a member of the Puffing Billy Railway since 2006 and is currently a Head Conductor and Trainer.


Thursday 8 June, 2017 - 8.00pm

Speaker: Chris Long

Topic:  The History Films from the Salvation Army’s Limelight Department – Part 2

Chris Long will present the second part of his talk on early Australian films and the role played by the Salvation Army’s Limelight Department which made around 200 films in the early 1900s.



All meetings are held at the Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn.