Meetings 2019

May Meeting

Monday 6 May at 7.30pm - followed by supper
Venue: Albert Park Baptist Church

"Growing up in Middle Park – recollections of the 1940s and 1950s". Speaker - Maurita Harney

Maurita’s grandparents moved into Page Street Middle Park in 1920, and her family has had a continuous presence in the suburb since then. In this talk, Maurita reflects on her experience of growing up in Middle Park in the 1940s and 1950s - the neighbourhood, the schools, the streetscapes and shops. Many of the changes in the suburb since then can be seen as a microcosm of transformations in Australian urban life more generally. 



September Meeting

Monday 2nd September 2019 
Janet Bolitho and Margaret Bride. Title - TBA

November Meeting

Monday 11 November at 7.30pm - followed by supper
Venue: Albert Park Baptist Church

"By the Community, For the Community". Speaker - Adair Bunnett. 

When state government bureaucrats decided to locate a morgue and coroners court on the site of the old girls orphanage in 1973 they hadn’t banked on the local South Melbourne community. By the Community explains the history of the site, and revisits some of the issues that bonded the community together and formed the basis for the foundation of Napier Street Aged Care Services. For the Community illustrates the means by which a not-for-profit organisation has delivered sustained high-quality aged care over two decades.


Venue Directions


The Albert Park Baptist Church is on the corner of Richardson Street and Kerferd Road.
(enter off Richardson St, the entrance is the one nearest Kerferd Rd)