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Friday – 11 December 2009
Christmas Cocktails:
6.30 – 8.30pm
Annual cocktail party, hosted at The Athenaeum Club, 87 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Guest speaker: Dr Helen MacDonald, La Trobe Society Fellow for 2009 – ‘ Henry Condell, First Mayor of Melbourne’.
(La Trobe Society Event)



Sunday – 1 November 2009
Annual Pioneer Service:
10am – 12 noon
St James’ Old Cathedral. West Melbourne, Reverend John Sugars, Vicar, invited all members of the La Trobe Society and their friends to this service.



Saturday – 3 October 2009
The Governor’s Arrival:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
170th Anniversary of the arrival of Charles Joseph La Trobe in Melbourne. Re-enactment of La Trobe’s arrival on 3 October 1839.  Reading of proclamation and raising the flag, with the Oakleigh City Band providing a fanfare and the Newport Bush Orchestra providing music during the afternoon.



Tuesday – 11 August 2009
C J La Trobe Society Annual General Meeting and Dinner:
‘The Intrepid Traveller: Charles Joseph La Trobe’ – guest speaker: Kenneth Park, cultural historian. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)



Tuesday – 9 June 2009
C J La Trobe Society /RHSV A G L Shaw lecture:
6 – 8pm
‘Crime in Port Phillip’ – guest speaker: Paul Mullally QC.  Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)



Thursday – 9 April 2009
Restoration of the Grave of Charlotte Pellet ­ housekeeper to Charles and Sophie La Trobe:
Mrs Jennifer Bantow, President of the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust, invited all members of the La Trobe Society to a celebration at the graveside of Mme Pellet in Inverleigh Cemetery.



Sunday – 22 March 2009
La Trobe’s Birthday picnic:
5 – 7pm
Informal gathering at La Trobe’s Cottage. Guest speaker: Martin Purslow, Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), on actions planned for La Trobe’s home and the formation of a Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage group.





Details of the La Trobe Society’ events in 2008, and in earlier years to 2001, may be obtained from La Trobeana. (Click on each listed issue for the information.)


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