What's happening at Port Phillip?
6pm Dinner - purchase at the hotel
6.35pm Book Launch - Audrey
7.15pm Hear from Nott, Sohkim, and Hua, three students from Green Gecko Project who will share their stories and ambitions today.
‘Audrey’ is a tale of a 24-year lass from Australia, who travels overseas post WW2, arriving home 3 ½ later to marry her ‘beau’, met on the return voyage.

Audrey’s adventures extend from working in Tunbridge Wells, England, and Toronto, Canada, to traveling through the UK, the Continent, and the USA. Through a compilation of photos, newspaper clippings, travel pamphlets, original artifacts, and letters written home to her family, she details her escapades through the lens of a girl from country Dandenong.

Funds raised from sales of the book will go to Greek Gecko Project Cambodia. Tickets available through Try Booking


Tuesday 6 September 2022 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+10)


The Emerald Hotel
415 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne Victoria 3205

Warren McVean is a local Port Phillip businessman (architect) and resident. His family is from Thowgla and he grew up there. Thowglo is a small town of mostly farmers just outside Corroyong  in north /east Victoria. Warren was our guest speaker Tuesday 7th June and what an inspiring, but heart wrenching story Warren told about the 2019/20 bushfires that impacted Australia went through the town of Thowgla in country Victoria. They say a picture paints a thousand words, well the picture below certainly tells that.
Warren spoke passionately about the days of exhausting work with very little equipment and no outside help to stave off a roaring fire that looked like it was going to rip through a million acres of farmland and bushland both in NSW and Victoria. The community galvanised together and through sheer back breaking work and ingenuity, managed to minimize the devastation as best they could.
Warren’s mum and dad lost 400 acres of farming land, their home, $100.000:00 of cattle, kilometres of fencing and equipment.  The cost to Warren’s mum and dad’s health is heartbreaking. Of course, this all came at a time when they should be putting their feet up and celebrating a life well led not starting all over again.
Warren saw a desperate need for his community to be better prepared for the next fires and galvanised the local Port Melbourne community to raise funds for the purpose of building a fire station and purchasing a fire truck.  A fundraiser event was held at a local Port Phillip hotel with local residents and business people contributing. Result - Station built and truck purchased.  

Sue Foley led the Bhan Tre Celtic group Sunday 29th May at the Recital Centre
in Melbourne. Bhan Tre were supporting the Victorian Welsh Choir and David
Hobson. David is an Australian tenor and composer and one of our best known
operatic and recording artists.
The Victorian Welsh Choir is into its 43rd year of music making. It is a
traditional Welsh male choir singing in four part harmony and presenting
around twelve concerts a year. The harmonies were outstanding.
Bhan Tre first formed in 1997 and is one of the first female Celtic bands in
Melbourne. They sang a few songs on their own, then with the Welsh Choir
and later with David Hobson and the Welsh Choir. The styles varied but the
first song, 800 Years, gave me goosebumps. Their singing was outstanding.
Congratulations Sue Foley, Geraldine Davis and Rebecca Humphreys. It was a
fabulous concert set in a spectacular venue.
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