Church of Christ, Geelong


Lectures are held at the Church of Christ Hall, 275 Latrobe Terrace Geelong,at 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month (excluding January) and followed by a Supper.   We welcome both our Society members and members of the community to attend.



January  Recess
5th February   Peter Mansfield   Respectable Behaviour (early Geelong)
4th March   Greg Hill    Victoria’s Earliest Potteries
1st April   Ruth Lee  Geelong’s Volunteers Abroad in World
(May 2020 to December 2020 to be advised)


January – Recess

6th February      Peter Mansfield   Current Research  

6th March      Norm Houghton  Gentleman’s Clubs

3rd April     Ian Rogers  A History of the Geelong Botanical Gardens and Eastern Park 

1st May   Ian Munro: The Evolution of Fire Services throughout the Ages

5th June      Cheryl Scott: War Worn & Weary – the convalescent nurses of Osborne House

3rd July     Dale Gibbon     Geelong Classic Cinema: Classic Film Night

7th August     Ross Allen   The History of Tuckers Funeral Services

4th September    Roy Hay  Writing Aboriginal Biographies 

2nd October    Peter Ganly   A history of North Shore

6th November    Daryl Wight   Geelong Chronicle Newspaper 1861–1865

5th December     Rob Craddock Memorial Night with audience participation – Includes Christmas Supper



January Recess

7th February      Chris Ganly     Gold on Mercers Hill 

7th March       Ron Medson     Family History

4th April     Graeme Tomkins     Riverview Dairy

May 2nd     Marie Nunan     Barwon Health 1760-2000

6th June      Robert Ingpen     Murals in Geelong’s Public Places 

4th July     Dale Gibbon     Geelong Classic Cinema: Classic Film Night

1st August     Joan Hunt     Pitfield: Geelong to Western District and Pitfield Plains Goldfields 

5th September     Claudette Brennan     The Heights, Newtown and its Occupants

3rd October     Padraic Fisher     The National Wool Museum

7th November     Neil Thomas     Celts: Cornish History in Geelong and Australia

5th December     Members’ Night     Audience participation followed by Christmas Supper