GEELONG HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2022-23
(elected at Annual General Meeting on 6 April 2022)
President: Mr David Brunton
Secretary: Mr Daryl Wight
Treasurer: Mr Tony Cust
Editor: Mr Daryl Wight
Artefacts: Mrs Freda Craddock
Committee: Ms Lana Capon
Committee: Mr Peter Fogarty
Committee: Dr Justin Corfield
Committee: Mrs Pauline Fairfoot
Prior to Covid restrictions, the Society organised several trips each year to places of historic significance and interest.
In 2018, we attended the Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead in the Yarra Ranges (see below).
Our trips have not restarted post-Covid at this stage.
A previous trip to 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, organised by Mr Brian Latter, was well received by all who attended.