Its May Day, Let’s Celebrate!

Continuing to honour our trade union roots we’re proud to present two very special events for May Day 2015.

2015 George Seelaf Address

The second of three talks honouring George Seelaf and the unique political history of Melbourne’s west. Presented by the Footscray Historical society.

Please note the following update to the Seelaf Address Program:

This event originally featured a talk by Professor John Lack (A History of Footscray, 1991). Regrettably,  Professor Lack is now unable to participate. Three Footscray Historical Society executive members will speak in his place, on the legacy of George 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.

We hope you will join us for this fascinating historical discussion.

WHEN: Friday 1 May, 4pm – 6pm
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: FREE
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Mini Butchers Picnic.

Join us during the interlude for a sausage sizzle on the FCAC Lawn. Brought to you by the Footscray Historical Society and supported by AMIEU (Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union).
WHEN: Friday 1 May, 5:30pm – 7pm


I’ll Be There! – Songs and stories of solidarity.

The Victorian Trade Union Choir’s hit show brings to life inspiring moments of the trade union, labour and social justice movements.
WHEN: Friday 1 May, 7:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: $25 full / $15 concession / $20 per person for groups 8+. Show your solidarity with a $35 ticket which includes a $10 donation to the VTUC.
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