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Audio Compact Disc - Audio Recording; 2015-11-11 A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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Compact Disc Sony CD-R 700MB
MP3 file; 78.8MB, 1:26:08
Object Registration
05011
Keywords
alan marshall, audio recording, eltham district historical society, literature, local writers, panel presentation, society meeting
Historical information
Panel Presentation at Eltham District Historical Society meeting

November Meeting - A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour (Newsletter No. 225, Nov. 2015)

The topic for our November meeting is inspired by a literary tour of Eltham organised by the Eltham Library a few years ago.
Of course at a meeting we cannot actually visit sites associated with local writers but we will discuss their lives, writings and Eltham connections.
The starting point for this presentation was a long list of local writers, including many present day authors, with quite a few being members of our Society. To keep the presentation to a manageable length we will deal only with writers and literary figures who have passed away. The presentation by a panel of members will include a number of readings relevant to each of the subjects.
A particular feature will be the life and work of Alan Marshall who had a long association with Eltham and is our most famous and well known author. In 1971 he wrote Pioneers and Painters: One Hundred Years of Eltham and its Shire. In the chapter Educationalists and Writers, he writes “Writers came to Eltham for the same reason as did the painters: their neighbours had similar interests and the surroundings attracted them.” His stories about local writers have informed the preparation for this meeting.
When Made
2015
Last updated
27 May 2020 at 3:28PM