Next Meeting


Monday 3 May 2021


Venue: Middle Park Primary School OR ZOOM (TBC)


Upstream, against the current: the story of women’s rowing in Australia
Speaker - Judith Buckrich


Judith's forthcoming book steps away from her usual territory of Melbourne’s people, streets and institutions to uncover the hard won triumphs of women rowers in Australia since the 1880s. Women set up their own clubs as they were not permitted to join men’s clubs until the 1980s despite their success in national and international competition. The history covers the long fight for equality, personal stories and the aesthetic quality that drew women to the sport whether for recreation or competition. Her talk to the Middle Park History Group will focus on the women rowing on Albert Park Lake where Melbourne’s women rowers were able to enjoy a separate and unique situation enabling the strongest growth of the sport for women in Australia.

September Meeting

Monday 6 September 2021


Venue: Middle Park Primary School 

Speaker - Cheryl Threadgold

Cheryl Threadgold will talk about the history and culture of amateur theatre in Victoria, including some connections to our Arrow Theatre.

She won the Dean’s Award for her PhD thesis from Swinburne University of Technology, after which she produced her book ‘In the name of theatre: the history, culture and voices of amateur theatre in Victoria.

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November Meeting

Monday 8 November 2021


Venue: Middle Park Primary School 

Speaker - TBA

Venue: Middle Park Primary School

From Richardson Street enter the school via the gate between the Infant School on the left and the Main School on the right. The entrance to the Infant School Hall is via a door on the left towards the rear, about 20 metres into the school grounds.

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