Manning Clark House is back in running for 2016. All MCH work is now being done by Committee members.
We do have lots of great events planned or in the pipeline. Dr Libby Çonnors spoke wonderfully well on the Aboriginal Frontier Wars on 22 April, at MCH
The Dymphna Clark Lecture held on 28 April with Drusilla Modjeska speaking on PNG colonial history was a great success. There will also be poetry readings in May as well through the course of the rest of the year. Details of these events will be progressively released and promoted. See Below
We have a fantastic new Treasurer in Marisa Gonzalez who is getting our financial systems back into shape. Committee members are working hard on fixing up our financial base and so many other aspects of MCH. The garden has been wonderfully transformed and the bedrooms spring cleaned.
As your are possibly aware we have progressively lost many of our financial sponsers over recent years. Your membership financial support is appreciated more than ever. All members contributions will be receipted.
Communication with MCH can be a bit difficult at times. If you have any difficulties ring Bas Clark on 03 9329 1696 or, myself Geoff Lazarus 0419 369 206.
On financial matters contact Marisa Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 DYMPHNA CLARK LECTURE by Drusilla Modjeska, 28 April, 6pm at MCH
In ‘Telling Stories’, Drusilla Modjeska reflected on stories- colonial and post colonial, oral and written- that she encountered during more than a decade of visiting Cape Nelson on the north east coast of PNG. From an early colonial photo e stories children tell today, she discussed conflicting histories and memories, resonances and priorities.
Drusilla first travelled to PNG in 1968 and has frequently been there since 2004. Her books include Poppy, The Orchard and Stravinsky’s Lunch, and the Mountain.
POETRY AT MANNING CLARK HOUSE
We have a new Poetry Co-ordinator, Al Hope who will work with Paul Hetherington and Kathy Kituai to facilitate a wonderful program over the year. A number of events have already been pencilled in. Contact email@example.com
Jen Crawford, Poetry Book launch, 6pm, 20 May, at MCH
Dawn Casey, Whitlam and indigenous peoples, 25 May, 6pm at MCH
Linda Weste, Poetry Reading, 7.30pm, 1 June at MCH
Dr Bidda Jones, Chief Scientist RSPCA, 6pm, 23 June, free entry, bookings essential, MCH
Poetry Readings, 7.30pm, 30 June, MCH
Manning Clark Lecture, George Megologenis, Wither Australia, 6pm, 20 July, National Library
Musical Afternoon of Opera, Fleur Millar, 3pm, 25 July, MCH
Toby Fitch, Poetry Launch, 7.30pm, , 28 July, at MCH
Poetry Readings all at 7.30 at MCH, 25 August, 22 September, 14 October, 24 November
An Evening of Haiku and Tanks Poetry featuring Japanese Tanka poet, Noriko Tanaka. And with Dr Carole Hayes from the ANU launching bi-nation anthology, Poems to Wear. Music accompaniment provided by Rupert Summerson. 7.30, Friday, 14 October. Prices yet to be determined.
MCH CHRISTMAS PARTY all are welcome, 5pm, 15 December
President Bas Clark
Deputy President Paul Hetherington
Treasurer Marisa Gonzalez
Acting Sec Alana Mahon
Public Officer Frank Bongiorno
Geoff Lazarus, Jen Webb, Ernst Willheim, Andrew Clark, Greer Versteeg, Vicken Babkenian, David Headon, Dionie Mcalary.
OTHER IMPORTANT PARTICIPANTS IN MCH
Ron Fraser, Brett Odgers, Gareth Knapman, Kerrie Nelson, Al Hope.
House Infrastructure- Roland Clark, mb 0400 889 853
Website Information- Geoff Lazarus, 0419 369 206