PTGAA 2018 AGM


Thursday 20 Sep, 2018
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Are you interested in joining the PTGAA committee to be able to contribute more actively to our Association?

Why not offer your services to be part of the 2018/2019 committee?
As part of the PTGAA constitution, all 12 committee positions are filled at our Annual General Meeting.

We are entering a very exciting time -we have made a significant step with the appointment of an Administration Manager and interest in the Association is continually growing.
The committee is still a very important part of what we do particularly in setting direction and prioritising activities. It is also a “hands on” role with, in accordance with Association rules, individuals required to assume statutory positions. We also envisage committee members taking lead roles in PTGAA member activities such as
Professional Development and Website Development/Maintenance.

We know that many of you have good ideas for improvement and we already have many initiatives in mind – we need drivers!
If you are interested, complete your nomination form or, otherwise, encourage fellow members to nominate.

Refreshments will be provided and a Guest Speaker will be announced closer to the date.

Stay tuned for details on how to nominate for committee 2018/2019!

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MacRobertson the man, and his Great Chocolate Empire…..

A walking tour with Isabel Simpson

Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

10.00 am – 12.00pm

Meeting place:  Fitzroy Town Hall steps 

Cost:  Members only $25pp

Think Cherry Ripe, Freddo Frog, Old Gold Chocolate, Columbines and more!  Fitzroy has the privilege of being the suburb where confectionary giant Macpherson Robertson (1859-1945) established his network of factories and offices.

He left an enormous legacy, not to mention the fascinating story of the man, both publicly and privately.  This easy walk gives you the opportunity to view (externally) a great many of his early factories, today beautifully restored as apartments.  This is a fascinating story to be told, not to mention enlightening, entertaining and seriously good fun!.  Think stables, Bulk Stores, Garages, Corporate Offices and laneways.  

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Melbourne City of Literature PD

Thursday 14th March, 2019

9.30 am START

Meeting place: Main Foyer of Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Host:  David Ryding – Director, City of Literature Office

In 2008, Melbourne joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network when at the time it was designated the first and only City of Literature in Australia, and the second in the world!  David Ryding, Director – City of Literature, will be hosting members of the PTGAA at the Wheeler Centre offering insights to Melbourne’s’ literary history and current standing on the world stage, followed by a tour of the State Library, the oldest public library in Australia!

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Chinese Museum Melbourne

 Tuesday 29th January, 2019

 11am – Hosted Tour

 12pm – Free time in Museum

 1pm – Lunch with members (to be arranged on day)

The Melbourne Chinese Museum will be hosting PTGAA Members for a truly special Famil PD session not to be missed!

Be amongst the 40 guests to be hosted by Silvia Ercole, Museum Education Manager on a personalised tour of the Museum, with a focus on Melbourne’s Chinese New Year traditions.

Meeting place:

The meeting place is Chinese Melbourne Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Cost:   FREE for 2019 members– but be quick to register as only 40 places available.

RSVP by 15th January  HERE NOW!

Please don’t wait to register and book your spot as there are only 40 places available!  

With thanks to Annamaria Di Iuorio for arranging this PD!