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
- Compact Disc Sony CD-R 700MB
MP3 file; 78.8MB, 1:26:08
- alan marshall, audio recording, eltham district historical society, literature, local writers, panel presentation, society meeting
- 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.
- 27 May 2020 at 3:28PM