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.