Author: Ted Leahy

Did You Know This:

Until just a few hundred thousand years ago, the ancestral Tongalal/Murray River flowed south through western Victoria, reaching the coast somewhere near Portland. The view from Dyurrite/ Mt Arapiles near Horsham would have looked something like this. Geologists know when that changed and the exact reasons why – if you would like to know the […]

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Newsletter 3 October 2022

Hi Members, Last Friday a small group of members attended an Astronomy afternoon at the home of Phillip Mahon. Phil gave us insight into Astronomy such as looking at the stars and planets. He also showed us his various equipment such enormous Telescope, camera and attachments to view the sun and its spots and also […]

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Astronomy Afternoon Report

Last Friday a small group of members attended an Astronomy afternoon at the home of Phillip Mahon. Phil gave us insight into Astronomy such as looking at the stars and planets. He also showed us his various equipment such enormous Telescope, camera and attachments to view the sun and its spots and also stars and […]

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Newsletter 26th September

Reminder for this week to members that will be attending the Astronomy Afternoon on Friday 30th September. Venue is at 35 Flinders Street Portland North and will be starting at 1.30pm. Bookings are essential and would you please bring a chair. The photos taken at the High Tea afternoon are available for viewing on the […]

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Plant Swap

Spring is here gardeners and our plant swap is coming up fast and you had better be getting your plants into pots ready to go.DATE: October 19thVENUE: 12 Wannon Street Portland North.Your Hostess: Deanne ButcherPlease contact Deanne on 0419 316 717 if you are interested in this event.

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Photography Presentation of Wildlife of Botswana

On Wednesday 24th August the Portland Field Naturalists Club will be hosting a nature photographer at their next meeting. Michael Matthews is a Port Fairy local and will be giving a visual presentation depicting the wildlife of Botswana. This is an ideal opportunity to our members who are interested in photography and the natural environment […]

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Report on Speakers Corner, Russell Robinson

REPORT ON SPEAKERS CORNER (Deanne Butcher) On 28th June fourteen of our members came along to the Library and were entertained by Russell Robinson who showed us some amazing underwater photography from his many diving trips. Russell was a very engaging speaker and kept us enthralled with his recollections and photos including sunken WW2 relics […]

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Special Events

Plant SwapDate: Wednesday 19th OctoberVenue: 12 Wannon StContact: Deanne Butcher – 0419316717 Morning TeaDate: Friday 18h NovemberTime: To Be ArrangedContact: Heather McIntyre  0429502931Rhonda Baker  0458234080 Christmas LunchDate: Friday 16th DecemberVenue: Royal HotelSet Christmas MenuCost to be notifiesAll members welcomeBookings essentialContact: Cheryl Ford – 55234226

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River Cruise and Dartmoor Visit

REPORT ON THE BUS/NELSON RIVER CRUISE MAY 13TH.    (Ross Cowland) Last Friday 28 members participated on the bus trip to Nelson and Dartmoor. Despite the early forecast of rain the weather was very pleasant. The excursion enabled members to meet and socialise with others outside of their normal activity. In some cases people met up […]

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Report on Plant Swap

REPORT ON PLANT SWAP ( Lynne McNaughton) On May 18th 10 U3a members had an enjoyable afternoon at Shirley’Ardens beautiful garden on King George Parade overlooking the beach along the Dutton Way. Shirley has a garden consisting natives, exotics, shrubs, perennials and succulents. Shirley has a porch area that is open to the air and […]

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