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2015 George Seelaf Address

Did you know that FCAC founder George Seelaf championed Footscray’s history?

Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Footscray Historical Society presents the second of three talks honouring George Seelaf and the unique political history of Melbourne’s west.

Footscray Historical Society executive members will speak about the legacy of Seelaf in Melbourne’s west.

Carmel Taig will introduce the Historical Society to the audience; Russell Cocks will talk about his own encounters with George Seelaf and explain how Seelaf contributed to the Footscray Historical Society and thus to the protection and promotion of Footscray’s history; and Bill Horrocks will outline new developments around Footscray Historical Society that continue the Seelaf philosophy of adding  to the quality and value of working life, particularly through art.

Please note:
This event originally featured a talk by Professor John Lack (A History of Footscray, 1991). Unfortunately Professor Lack is unable to attend and so the three Footscray Historical Society executive members will speak in his place.

WHEN: Friday 1 May, 4pm – 6pm
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: FREE. BOOK HERE or phone 9362 8888.

Please note, tickets are limited. Bookings are recommended.

Also join us at 5:30pm for a Mini Butchers Picnic (with sausages for sale), followed by a performance at 7:30pm by The Victorian Trade Union Choir ‘I’ll Be There!’ – songs and stories of solidarity.

1. Photo of George Seelaf. Photographer unknown.

Date & Times
  • Friday 1 May,
    4pm - 6pm
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