Lost in the Bush: Calendar of events

Lost in the Bush – A Contemporary Legacy

When: Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9pm.

Details: A discussion about the contemporary legacy of the Lost in the Bush story, with key speakers: The Age journalist and author Martin Flanagan; Barengi Gadjin Land Council’s Jenny Beer and Wimmera Regional Library Corporation’s Ros Ryan. Horsham Library Gateway Centre.

Contact: Ros Ryan on 5382 1777 or at roslyn@wrlc.org.au.

Wimmera Way Back When

When: Monday until August 20.

Details: Ongoing library blog, will feature daily posts.

Contact: Visit http://wimmera-w-b-w.blogspot.com.au

School picnic program

When: Monday to Friday; Monday, August 18, and Tuesday, August 19; 10am to 2pm.

Details: Picnic at the Duffholme Museum, visit to the Lost in the Bush memorial, storyteller, railway walk and environmental art project; 1859 Natimuk-Frances Road, Mitre.

Contact: Leticia Parker on 5362 2888 or at hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au.

Schools exhibition program

When: Monday and Tuesday.

Details: A schools-based region-wide exhibition program of art and integrated study projects based on Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s Lost in the Bush images. Presented within schools.

Contact: Leticia Parker on 5362 2888 or at hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au.

Goat Gallery exhibition

When: Opening Thursday, 6pm to 7pm. Exhibition times: Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.

Details: Lost in the Bush – a shadow and light response by Natimuk artists Mary French and Jillian Pearce at the Goat Gallery, Main Street, Natimuk.

Contact: Jillian Pearce on 0439 371 962 or at director@yspace.com.au.

Lost in the Bush screenings

When: Friday at 7pm at Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham.

Details: A screening of the Department of Education’s Lost in the Bush film. Copies of the film are available for $5 from Wimmera Regional Library Corporation branches.

Contact: Make a booking at Horsham Library Gateway Centre or online at www.wesleypac.com.au. Tickets are also available at the door.

Duffholme Museum barbecue and afternoon tea

When: Saturday, 2pm.

Details: Tours of Duffholme Museum, barbecue at noon, afternoon tea with Lost in the Bush actors Gabrielle Bulle and Colin Freckleton at 3pm. 1859 Natimuk-Frances Road, Mitre.

Contact: Denise Thomas on 0478 254 388 or at denise.59@live.com.au.

Historical display

When: Saturday and Tuesday, August 19, from 10am to noon.

Details: Horsham Historical Society will present an assortment of newspaper articles, documents, photos, family descendant charts and other items in the Mechanics Institute Buildings in Pynsent Street.

Contact: Jacquelyn O’Connor on 0419 883 959 or at hhs_lostinthebush@hotmail.com.

Community afternoon tea

When: Sunday, 1.30pm to 3pm.

Details: Barengi Gadjin Land Council and West Wimmera Shire Council will host a community afternoon tea at the Lost in the Bush Memorial, Jane Duff Memorial Park, Natimuk-Frances Road, Mitre. Descendents of the Duff-Cooper family and Nurcoung residents will share stories during an informal gathering.

Contact: Amanda Munn at amandamunn@westwimmera.vic.gov.au or on 0428 606 294.

Cemetery tour

When: 10am to 11.30am.

Details: Horsham Historical Society will host a guided tour of graves linked to the descendents of the Cooper-Duff family at Horsham Cemetery, Wuwunna Road, Horsham. If the weather is poor, the talk will be at the Horsham Historical Society rooms in Pynsent Street.

Contact: Jacquelyn O’Connor on 0419 883 959 or at hhs_lostinthebush@hotmail.com.

Found Day picnic

When: Wednesday, August 20, 10am to 2pm.

Details: A commemoration ceremony at Jane Duff Memorial Park, Natimuk-Frances Road, Mitre. School activities between 10am to 12.30pm. The day includes a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country and the announcement of the winner of the writing competition. Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council’s Tim Chatfield will unveil an official plaque at 1.15pm.

Contact: Amanda Munn at amandamunn@westwimmera.vic.gov.au or on 0428 606 294.

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