Our Friends at Manning Clark House: Events Calendar



Manning Clark House Events Information

We have lots of great events planned or in the pipeline for 2016. Dr Libby Çonnors spoke wonderfully well on the Aboriginal Frontier Wars on 22 April, at MCH.

Please help us promote the Dympha Clark Lecture to be held on 28 April. There will also be poetry readings in May as well through the course of the rest of the year. See Below

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.

2016 DYMPHNA CLARK LECTURE  by Drusilla Modjeska, 28 April, 6pm at MCH

In ‘Telling Stories’, Drusilla Modjeska will reflect on stories- colonial and post colonial, oral and written- that she has 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’ll discuss 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.

Refreshments afterwards. Cost $15/10


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 protected]


Jen Crawford, Poetry Book launch, 7.30pm, 20 May, at MCH

Dawn Casey, Whitlam and indigenous peoples, 6pm at MCH

Linda Weste, Poetry Reading, 7.30pm 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 Megalogenis, 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

MCH CHRISTMAS PARTY all are welcome, 5pm, 15 December

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