Meeting – June 2023

Dr Ross Waller spoke about his newly published biography, Harold Holt: Always One Step Further.

Meeting – June 2023

The church hall again seemed to work well  for our General Meeting in June.  We do thank committee member David Johnson for bringing along his speaker system.

Ross spoke about his newly published biography, Harold Holt: Always One Step Further.  Harold Holt’s association with the Mornington Peninsula, and particularly Cheviot Beach, is well known and it was interesting that one member of the audience, Bernie Woiwod, was one of the police who first arrived at Cheviot Beach on the day of Holt’s disappearance. Bernie and Ross took the opportunity for a chat after Ross’s talk.

Ross’s talk was about how he became interested in Harold Holt, the people he talked to in the course of his research, and how the sea itself ‘is a character in the story’.  Ross read two poems for us, ‘The Swimmer’ by Bruce Daw and ‘Skin Diver’ by Thomas Shapcott.

Ross was given a copy of Rye – A Book of Memories and thanked for driving so far to speak to us.

Ross Walker with Secretary Prue Found

THE RYE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
We are located at:
“The Old Schoolhouse” Rye Primary School,
Collingwood Street, Rye Vic 3941
We are Temporarily closed for renovations. Date of reopening T.B.A. (expect Apr-May 2023)
CONTACT US
Email: ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Mail: PO Box 65, Rye 3941
Office hours:  Tuesdays  9.30am – 12.30pm President: Lynne Woollard
Secretary: Prue Found   0403 470 281
Treasurer: Danny Jennings
MEETINGS:
2pm, Fourth Monday of each month
St Andrews Anglican Church Hall
35 Lyons Street, Rye
Guest speakers.  Visitors Welcome.
CLICK HERE for Membership Details Next Meeting Monday 27 February 2023

LOCATION:

"The Old Schoolhouse" Rye Primary School,
Collingwood Street, Rye Vic 3941

We're pleased to announce that from 13th August 2023, the Museum will be open on Sundays 2pm - 4pm.

Contact Us

Email: ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Mail: PO Box 65, Rye 3941
Office hours:  Tuesdays  9.30am - 12.30pm

Meetings:

2pm, Fourth Monday of each month
St Andrews Anglican Church Hall
35 Lyons Street, Rye
Guest speakers.  Visitors Welcome.
CLICK HERE for Membership Details

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