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PowerPoint Presentations:

Lorraine is currently sharing the results of her research in an entertaining 45 minute Power Point Presentation with various community groups and organisations. She and her husband Neil (her driver and technical supporter) are happy to travel within Victoria to give the talk but would greatly appreciate a contribution towards their fuel and accommodation costs if possible.

Signed copies of Lorraine's book will be available for purchase afterwards at $35 ($5 discount off the RRP).

Please email or call if you'd like to make a booking.


Past talks and upcoming bookings:


Weds 8 Nov @11am: Middle Brighton Probus Club

Weds 11 Oct @11am: Rye Beach Probus Club

Mon 25 Sep @7pm: Oakleigh VIEW Club

Fri 15 Sep @1:30pm: Boronia VIEW Club

Weds 13 Sep @11am: Rickett's Point Probus Club, Cheltenham

Fri 8 Sep @11am: East Ringwood Probus Club

Thurs 13 July @11:30am: Surf Coast Family History Group/Historical Society - public talk

Weds 14 June @11am: Sunnybank Probus Club (Brisbane)

Thurs 8 June @11am: Wynnum/Manly Probus Club (Brisbane)

Weds 7 June @11:15am: Capalaba Probus Club (Brisbane)

Tues 6 June @11am: North Redlands Probus Club (Brisbane)

Mon 22 May @11am: Spring Creek Ladies Probus Club (Torquay)

Fri 19 May @11am: Wheeler's Hill Combined Probus

Weds 17 May @11:15am: Montmorency Petrie Park Probus Club

Mon 15 May @11am: Ladies Probus Club of Torquay

Thurs 11 May @11am: Lilydale Combined Probus Club

Weds 10 May @11am: Wantirna Sth Probus Club

Tues 9 May @11:30am: Melbourne Bearbrass Probus Club

Mon 8 May @11am: Torquay Surf Coast Probus Club

Weds 3 May @11am: Glenroy Ladies Probus Club

Tues 2 May @11am: Balcombe Men's Probus Club

Mon 1 May @11am: Bayside Probus Club

Tues 25 Apr @11am: Malvern Men's Probus Club

Mon 24 Apr @7:30pm: Warragul Historical Society

Weds 19 April @11am: Somerville Probus Club

Tues 18 April @11am: Beaumaris Probus Club - to be confirmed

Mon 17 Apr @11am: Daylesford Probus Club

Fri 14 Apr @11am: Greenwood Probus Club

Thurs 13 Apr@10:30am: Belgrave Probus Club

Weds 12 Apr @11am: Olinda Probus Club

Weds 5 Apr @11am: Combined Probus Club of Blackburn South

Mon 3 Apr @11am: Combined Probus Club of Belmont

Thurs 30 Mar @2pm: Mooroolbark Library - public talk

Weds 29 Mar @2pm: Apollo Library - public talk

Fri 24 Mar @11am: Glen Eira Probus Club

Weds 22 Mar @11am: Moorleigh Combined Probus Club

Tues 21 Mar @12:30pm: Doncaster VIEW Club

Fri 17 Mar @11:30am: SWWV - Women Writers of Victoria

Weds 15 Mar @10:30am: BassCare, Canterbury

Tues 14 Mar @11am: Box Hill RSL Day Section

Mon 13 Mar @11am: Clifton Springs/Drysdale Probus Club

Fri 10 Mar @2pm: Torquay Historical Society

Weds 8 Mar @12noon: Drysdale Day VIEW Club

Tues 7 Mar @11am: Melbourne Ladies Probus Club

Mon 6 Mar @1:30pm: MItcham Baptist Church

Mon 6 Mar @11am: Burwood East Retirement Village

Thurs 2 Mar @3:15pm: Surfcoast U3A, Torquay

Weds 1 Mar @4:30pm: Portarlington Neighbourhood House

Weds 1 Mar @10am: South Barwon Community Centre Genie Group 

Mon 27 Feb @10:10am: Bacchus Marsh Probus Club

Fri 24 Feb @11am: Drouin Combined Probus

Thurs 23 Feb @11am: Edithvale Probus Club

Tues 21 Feb @11am: Torquay Jan Juc Probus Club

Mon 20 Feb @11am: Williamstown Pt Gellibrand Ladies Probus Club

Weds 15 Feb @11am: Combined Probus Club of Beaconsfield

Tues 14 Feb @11am: Mont Albert North Probus Club

Fri 10 Feb @3pm: Donvale Village Retirement Home

Thurs 9 Feb @11am: Torquay Central Combined Probus Club

Weds 8 Feb @10:30am: Probus Club of Maling Combined

Mon 6 Feb @3pm: Heathmont Ladies Probus Club

Mon 6 Feb @11am: Heathmont Men's Probus Club

Sat 4 Feb @1:30am: Mornington Peninsula Family History Society

Fri 3 Feb @11am: Armadale Probus Club


Mon 28 Nov @11am: Essendon Central Probus Club

Tues 22 Nov @11am: Leopold Library - public talk

Weds 16 Nov @11am: Portarlington Bayview Probus Club

Fri 11 Nov @11am: Probus Club of Wheelers Hill

Thurs 10 Nov @11:30: Ionian Group Luncheon

Weds 9 Nov @11am: Croydon Probus Club

Tues 8 Nov @7pm: Mordialloc/Chelsea Evening VIEW Club

Tues 8 Nov @11am: Studfield/Wantirna Probus Club

Mon 7 Nov @11am: Combined Probus Club of Burwood East

Fri 4 Nov @11am: Pakenham Probus Club

Thurs 27 Oct @11am: Rye Whitecliffs Probus Club

Weds 26 Oct @2pm: Wheelers Hill Library - public talk

Weds 26 Oct @11am: Vermont South Ladies Probus Club

Mon 24 Oct @11am: Berwick Village Combined Probus Club

Fri 21 Oct @11am: Balnarring Probus Club

Thurs 20 Oct @2pm: Wonthaggi/Inverloch Probus Club (special event)

Thurs 20 Oct @11am: Anderson's Inlet Probus Club

Weds 19 Oct @11am: Moe Probus Club

Tues 18 Oct @11am: Mt Martha Osborne Ladies Probus Club

Mon 17 Oct @11am: Probus Club of Anglesea

Thurs 13 Oct @11am: Bittern Probus Club

Weds 12 Oct @11am: Mitcham Orchards Probus Club

Tues 11 Oct @11am: Mitcham Nunawading Probus Club

Mon 10 Oct @11am: Bulleen Heights Probus Club

Thurs 6 Oct @11am: Gisborne Probus Club

Weds 5 Oct @11am: Ladies Probus Club of Wyndham

Tues 4 Oct @11am: Knox Combined Probus Club

Mon 3 Oct @11am: Probus Club of Kingsbury

Thurs 29 Sep @11am: Kerrimuir Probus Club

Weds 28 Sep @11am: Ladies Probus Club of Glen Waverley

Tues 27 Sep @11am: Waverley Gardens Probus Club

Mon 26 Sep @11am: Reservoir Combined Probus Club

Fri 23 Sep @11am: Langwarrin Probus Club

Weds 21 Sep @11am: Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club

Tues 20 Sep @11am: Donvale Central Probus Club

Mon 19 Sep @11am: Probus Club of Ringwood Lakes

Fri 16 Sep @11am: Glenferrie Probus Club

Thurs 15 Sep @11am: Croydon Park Probus Club

Weds 14 Sep @11am: Glen Waverley Combined Probus Club

Tues 13 Sep @11am: Greythorn Combined Probus Club

Mon 12 Sep @11am: Ladies Probus Club of Oakleigh

Thurs 8 Sep @2.45pm: Frankston U3A

Thurs 8 Sep @11am: Frankston Ladies Probus Club

Weds 7 Sep @11am: Patterson Lakes Probus Club

Tues 6 Sep @11am: Camberwell Probus Club

Mon 5 Sep @11am: Probus Club of North Balwyn

Fri 2 Sep @11am: Monash Combined Probus Club

Thurs 1 Sep @11am Sanctuary Lakes/Pt Cook Probus Club

Fri 26 Aug @11am: Mt Eliza Central Probus Club

Thurs 25 Aug @11am: Plenty Probus Club

Weds 24 Aug @11am: Watsonia Probus Club

Tues 23 Aug @11am: Manningham Probus Club

Mon 22 Aug @11am: Greenhills Probus Club

Weds 17 Aug @11am: Combined Probus Club of Newcomb

Weds 10 Aug @11am: Templestowe Central Probus

Tues 9 Aug @11am: Donvale-Tunstall Probus Club

Fri 5 Aug @11am: Mt Waverley Combined Probus Club

Thurs 4 Aug @11am: Thursday Friends, Syndal Baptist Church

Weds 3 Aug @11am: Parktone Probus Club

Tues 2 Aug @11am: Safety Beach Probus Club

Mon 1 Aug @11am: Notting Hill Pinewood Probus

Weds 27 Jul @11am: Waurn Ponds Combined Probus Club

Mon 25 July @11am: Laverton Probus Club

Fri 22 July @11am: Combined Probus Club of Syndal

Weds 20 July @11am: Probus Club of Altona

Mon 18 July @11am: Chisholm Combined Probus Club

Fri 8 July @11am Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club

Weds 6 July @11am: Gladstone Park Combined Probus Club

Tues 5 July @11am: Creswick Probus Club

Mon 4 July @11am Waurn Ponds Deakin Probus Club

Mon 27 June @11am: Ocean Grove Combined Probus Club

Fri 24 June @10.30am: Port Melbourne Probus club

Weds 15 June @11am: Avondale Heights Probus Club

Tues 14 June @11am: Chelsea Probus Club

Fri 10 June @11am: Probus Club of Mont Albert

Thurs 9 June @11am: Seaford Probus Club

Weds 8 June @11am: Essendon Buckley Park Ladies Probus Club

Tues 7 June @11am: Mornington Combined Probus Club

Mon 6 June @11am: Mt Eliza Village Ladies Probus Club

Thurs 2 June @11am: Inverloch Probus Club

Weds 1 June @11am: Corinella Probus Club

Mon 23 May @11am: Essendon Central Probus Club

Fri 20 May @11am: Frankston Combined Probus Club

Thurs 19 May @11am: Dromana Valley Combined Probus Club

Weds 18 May @11am: Dromana Bay Combined Probus Club

Tues 17 May @3pm: Friends of Inverloch Library (FOIL)

Tues 17 May @11am: Wonthaggi Probus Club

Mon 16 May @11am: Rye Ladies Probus Club

Fri 13 May @11am: Somers Combined Probus Club

Thurs 12 May @11am: Pinewood Combined Probus Club

Tues 10 May @11am: Mt Martha Mens Probus Club

Mon 9 May @11am: Mt Eliza Probus Club

Sat 7 May @2pm: Wonthaggi Genealogy Society

Fri 6 May @11am: Somers Ladies Probus Club

Thurs 5 May @12:45pm: Orana Senior Citizens Club (Moe)

Weds 4 May @11am: Wantirna Probus Club

Tues 3 May @11am: Berwick Combined Probus Club

Mon 2 May @11am: Newborough Probus Club (Moe)

Tues 19 April @11am: New Generation Probus Club (Ballarat)

Thurs 14 April @11am: Hamlyn Heights Probus Club

Weds 13 April @11am: Ballarat East Ladies Probus Club

Thurs 7 April @11am: Woodend Probus Club

Weds 6 April @11am: Ballarat Goldfields Probus Club

Weds 2 Mar @10:30am: Brighton Antique Club

Tues 1 Mar @2pm: Hoppers Crossing Library - public talk

Mon 28 Feb @7pm: Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds - public talk

Mon 28 Feb @11am: Grovedale East Ladies Probus Club

Fri 25 Feb @11am: Combined Probus Club of Tunstall

Thurs 24 Feb @6pm: Traralgon Library - public talk

Thurs 24 Feb @11am Warragul Ranges Probus Club

Weds 23 Feb @3pm: Diamond Valley Library, Greensborough - public talk

Weds 23 Feb @10:30am: Ferntree Gully Probus Club

Tues 22Feb @11am: Red Hill Probus Club

Mon 21 Feb @11am Cowes Probus Club

Fri 18 Feb @3pm: Dingley Library - public talk

Fri 18 Feb @11am: Monash Central Combined Probus Club

Thurs 17 Feb @11am: Mt Waverley Men's Probus

Weds 16 Feb @11am: Montrose Probus Club

Tues 15 Feb @11am: Frankston Heights Probus Club

Mon 14 Feb @11am: Templestowe Probus Club

Thurs 10 Feb @3pm: Mornington Library - public talk

Thurs 10 Feb @11am: Mt Martha Valley Probus Club

Weds 9 Feb @11am: Rosanna Ladies Probus Club

Tues 8 Feb @11am: Bentleigh East Probus Club

Thurs 3 Feb @11am: Langwarrin Ladies Probus Club

Weds 2 Feb @11am: East Malvern Probus Club

Tues 1 Feb @11am: Donvale Hill Probus Club


* Many 2021 talks are postponed due to covid restrictions

Thurs 25 Nov @11am: Ballarat Ladies Probus Club 

Tues 16 Nov @11am: Melbourne North Probus Club

Mon 8 Nov @11am: Leopold Combined Probus Club

Thurs 12 Aug @11am: Grovedale Marshall Probus Club

Weds 4 Aug @11am: Kardinia Combined Probus Club (Geelong)

Mon 26 July @11am: Ocean Grove Combined Probus Club

Tues 13 July @11am Ballarat Central Probus Club

Mon 24 May @11am: Leopold Gateway Probus Club

Weds 19 May@11am: Lara Probus Club

Weds 21 April@11am: Ocean Grove on Barwon Ladies Probus Club

Thurs 8 April @11am: Ballarat South Probus Club

Mon 15 March @11am: Geelong East Probus Club

Thurs 11 March @11am: Warrnambool Men's Probus Club


* Most 2020 talks are postponed due to meetings being suspended in the COVID19 pandemic

Weds 28 Oct @8pm: Geelong Family History Group (via video link)

Thurs 6 Feb @11am: Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club



Mon 18 Nov @11am: Probus Club of Ocean Grove Surfside


Mon 7 Oct @11am: Winchelsea Probus Club

Tues 1 Oct @7pm: Warrnambool CWA


Thurs 26 Sep @10:30am: Queenscliff Historical Museum


Thurs 12 Sep @11am: Pakenham Probus Club

Weds 11 Sep @2pm: Warragul Library - public talk

Tues 10 Sep @11am: Warragul-Baw Baw Probus Club

Mon 9 Sep @11am: San Remo Probus Club

Sat 7 Sep @2pm: Wonthaggi Library - public talk

Fri 6 Sep @11am: Drouin Hills Probus Club

Thurs 5 Sep @11am: Trafalgar Probus Club

Weds 4 Sep @2pm: Korumburra Library - public talk

Tues 3 Sep@11am: Bunyip-Garfield Probus Club

Mon 2 Sep @11am: Woorayl Probus Club (Leongatha)

Tues 13 Aug @11am: Ballarat Gardens Probus

Tues 6 Aug @11am: Mt Gambier Ladies Probus Club

Thurs 1 Aug @11am: Barwon Valley Probus Club

Weds 31 July @6:30pm: Waurn Ponds Library - public talk

Weds 24 July @12:30pm: Hamilton Library - public talk

Fri 24 May @6pm: Port Fairy Library - public talk

Thurs 16 May @11am: Combined Probus of Highton

Thurs 18 April @11am: Probus Club of Geelong Central

Sun 14 April @2pm: Mortlake Historical Society

Fri 5 April @11am: Apollo Bay Probus Club

Mon 1 April @ 10am: Timboon Probus Club

Tues 12 March @11am: Hamilton U3A

Mon 4 Feb @11am: Colac Central Ladies Probus Club


Mon 10 Dec @7pm: Koroit Historical Society

Weds 28 Nov @11am: Ballarat North Probus Club

Tues 27 Nov @11am: Ballarat Southern Cross Probus Club

Weds 21 Nov @7:30pm: Colac VIEW Club

Weds 14 Nov @5:30pm: Port Fairy Rotary Club

Tues 13 Nov @7:30pm: Hamilton History Centre


Weds 7 Nov @6pm: Hamilton Evening VIEW Club     


Fri 26 Oct @10am: U3A – Colac

Tues 23 Oct @10:30am: Portland Bay Ladies Probus 


Fri 19 Oct @11am: Derrinallum Historical Society 

Weds 17 Oct @11am: Warrnambool Ladies Probus Club


Thurs 11 Oct @11am: Cobden Probus Club           


Mon 1 Oct @11am: Colac Men’s Probus Club          


Thurs 20 Sep @11am: Maryvale Probus Club (Morwell)                                   


Weds 19 Sep @11am: Warragul-Tarago Probus Club


Tues 18 Sept @11am: Coal Creek Probus Club


Mon 17 Sep @11am: Leongatha Probus Club


Fri 14 Sep @2:30pm: Leongatha Library - public talk

Thurs 13 Sep @11am: Morwell & District Probus Club         

Mon 3 Sep @11am: Hamilton Men’s Probus Club    

Mon 20 Aug @2pm: Colac Library - public talk

Mon 20 Aug @11am: Camperdown Probus

Mon 13 Aug @11am: Colac Ladies Probus Club  


Weds 8 Aug @11am: Warrnambool East Ladies Probus           

Mon 6 Aug @11am: Terang Probus Club  


Tues 31 July @1:30pm: U3A - Derrinallum

Mon 30 July @1:30pm: Ballarat GFS       

Fri 20 July @1:30pm: U3A - Cobden

Tues 17 July @10:30am: Portland Harbour Probus Club 

Mon 16 July @11am: Colac Otway Probus Club 


Tues 10 July @7pm: Rotary Club of Warrnambool    


Mon 9 July @11am: Mortlake Probus Club   


Tues 3 July @10:30 talk: Portland Ladies Probus  


Mon 2 July @11am: Hamilton Ladies Probus   

Thurs 14 June @7pm: Rotary Club of Warrnambool East         

Weds 13 June @11am: Nhill Probus Club     

Weds 16 May @7pm: Nhill Rotary Club                                                    


Tues 15 May @8pm: Terang FHG and Camperdown HS - combined

Weds 28 March @7:30pm: Colac Historical Society                   

Weds 14 Feb @11am: Koroit Probus Club                    

7Mon 12 Feb @11am: Korumburra Probus Club 


Tues 14 Nov @7:30pm: Port Fairy Historical Society  


Tues 14 Nov @2pm: Colac Family History Group


Thurs 12 Oct @8pm: Port Fairy Book Club      

Mon 11 Sep @1pm: Cavendish Senior Citizens

Mon 4 Sep @2:30pm: Perth U3A 


Mon 21 Aug @8:30pm: Warrnambool Freemasons


Weds 26 July @11am: Twin Rivers Probus Club

Thurs 6 July @11am: Hopkins Ladies Probus Club

Weds 24 May @11am: Morley (UK) Public Library - public talk

Thurs 27 April @11am: Save the Children Fund Group


Mon 26 Sep @11am: Norfolk Ladies Probus

Weds 14 Sep @7:30pm: Family History Group


Book launch:                                 


Friday 9 Sep 2016 @7pm:  Warrnambool Books           





















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