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Flinders District Historical Society AGM

  • Shoreham Hall 69 Byrnes Road Shoreham, VIC, 3916 Australia (map)

The speaker for our AGM will be Valda Cole who will tell the story of the "Two Marthas" - pioneer women in the Hastings Frankston area. 
Valda is the great granddaughter of 1859 Tyabb settlers – James and Elizabeth Grant.  Her husband is Harry Cole who is one of the 5th generation of a horticultural family in Victoria and on the Peninsula.  Valda gained an interest in maritime history when working for the Australasian Steamship Owners Federation and during her 5 years as personal secretary to the Commodore at Flinders Naval Depot.
She has written many books and articles which include:

  • Western Port Pioneers and Preachers
  • Westernport Chronology 1798-1839 Exploration to Settlement
  • Mr. Bass’s Westernport – The Whaleboat Journey
  • The Summer Survey – Log of the Lady Nelson 1801-02

A delicious Afternoon Tea will be served afterwards.
Members and Guests are most welcome.

Earlier Event: July 17
Shoreham Community Association AGM