Upcoming AUTUMN TOUR  Sunday 23rd April 2017 – to Castlemaine 

Our Society’s Tour Organiser Mr Brian Latter has organised a trip for Sunday 23rd April 2017 visiting Castlemaine and other local areas of interest.  Members and non-members (guests) are more than welcome.   For further information and to reserve a seat, please contact Brian a.s.ap on (03) 5250 3825.


              Previous AUTUMN TOUR Sunday 17th  April 2016

           Members and guest visited the Mornington Peninsula’s historic McCrae Homestead and Mulberry Hill.

McCrae Homestead was built in 1844 by lawyer Andrew McCrae and his artist wife Georgiana.  It is a rare example of drop slab early pioneer construction, made with local materials such as messmate, stringybark and wattle.   Mulberry Hill was built in 1926, as an extension to a pre-existing 188Os cottage.  It is an American Colonial style house,  set on 29 acres surrounded by the beautiful countryside and Western Port.  It was the home of artist Sir Daryl Lindsay and his wife Lady Joan, and holds  a wonderful collection of Australian art, fine Georgian furniture and glassware and Staffordshire ceramics.

The coach left the Geelong West Town Hall at 8:45am, with a return trip by ferry to Queenscliff, and then by coach to Geelong West returning late afternoon.     The tour was organised by our Tour Organiser Mr Brian Latter and was well received by all who attended.


Wednesday 21st October 2015

Our Society’s annual Geelong Cup Day tour last year included a visit to the Maritime Museum, the Queenscliff Fort

and other places of historical interest on the Bellarine Peninsula.

The cost was $32 per head, which covered the coach, museum entry and tour guides fees.

The coach boarded at Geelong West Town Hall at 8:45am and returned late afternoon.

Members, their family and friends, and the general public were welcome to attend.

A wonderful day was enjoyed by all.

For more general historical information please inbox our Facebook page
or email our Secretary at

Our Facebook page provides articles of Geelong historical significance, updates of our Lecture Guest Speakers,
as well as tour dates and details.

Pictures from our Autumn Tour to Drysdale and Queenscliff