Australian Heritage Festival

From 18 April to 19 May, the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival features an array of events celebrating our diverse heritage, including many events here in Bayside.

Local events include:

Researching the history of your house – 2 May

Have you always wanted to trace the history of your house but don’t know where to start? Learn about the key resources available and the steps to follow to discover the history of your house. Find out how old your house is and who may have lived in it.

Work alongside Alicia Cerreto, professional historian and President of the Professional Historians Association (Victoria and Tasmania) as we explore the resources (both online and in archives) that can help tell the story of your community and uncover hidden stories.

Brought to you by Bayside Library Service

Devonshire Tea by the Sea – 5 May

Step back 163 years and have a guided tour and Devonshire Tea at Black Rock House – bayside retreat for Victoria’s first Auditor General Charles Hotson Ebden. Melbourne’s elite would gather there to relax by the sea. Brought to you by Friends of Black Rock House.

Design Generation by Beaumaris Modern – 9 May

Meet the Sons and Daughters of the Visionary Creatives who Shaped Beaumaris.

Design Generation is a celebration of the creative social history of Beaumaris. This special evening illuminates the life and times of the artists, designers, architects and creative spirits who grew up, came of age and designed the future from Beaumaris, all via fascinating anecdotes from their children. Brought to you by Beaumaris Modern

Beaumaris Classics on Foot – 19 May

Beaumaris remains a living treasure trove of mid-century modernism. Come explore the streets and peer behind the tea trees as we explore and appreciate the mid-century modern homes that define this unique suburb. Learn about the architects, designers and artists who have called Beaumaris home. Brought to you by Beaumaris Modern

Joining the Dots – Family Oral Histories and delving into the Archives – 12 May

John Butler Cooper, journalist and historian, was the first person to extensively research the history of Brighton. His great granddaughter, Julie Spring, was fascinated by the stories she heard from her grandmother about family connection with the 19th century journalist “The Vagabond”. Julie reconstructed JBC’s early life through historical archival research and international and local collaborations. This presentation is the story of her research journey. Brought to you by Bayside Library Service and Brighton Historical Society

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