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Principal Patrons: Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Blainey and Patron: Mayor of Boroondara, Cr. Jim Parke

Camberwell Historical Society Inc. is a volunteer organisation whose purposes are to foster historical interest and knowledge of the former City of Camberwell: to compile and keep historical records of the district; to promote the interchange of information among its members by lectures, discussions, excursions and other activities; to facilitate liaison with other history groups in the district and to participate in community projects.

Next Meeting

Speaker: Peter Fitzpatrick

Tuesday 26th July 2016 8.00pm

Topic: The Two Frank Thrings

Peter Fitzpatrick’s compelling dual biography tells the story of two remarkable characters. Frank Thring the father (1882–1936) usedsecrecy and sleight-of-hand as strategies for self-protection; Frank Thring the son (1926–1994) masked a thoroughly reclusivepersonality with flamboyant self-parody.

VENUE: The Meeting Room, Camberwell Library, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
Parking available on Inglesby Road


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