Saturday Seminar – The story of a house: The Mary Kehoe Centre

Tutor/Facilitator Max Nankervis

Date: on/from Sat 28 May 2022 to Sat 28 May 2022
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

Presenter: Max Nankervis, U3APP tutor, town planner and historian

Facilitator: Judith Klepner, former Councillor City of Port Phillip, supporter of the Mary Kehoe Centre

The Mary Kehoe Centre at 224 Danks Street, Albert Park – now the Headquarters of U3APP – has, like many of the members of U3APP, quite a history and quite a few stories to tell.

It started life around 1902, originally known as Somerset, so at 120 years it has had a bit more experience of life than all of the current U3APP members.

John Shaw and his wife, Julia Osborn Payne, along with other family members were the original owners and occupants. The Shaw family migrated to Melbourne in the 1850s and they had a varied business life in Emerald Hill, including the real estate firm of L.W. Shaw.

But, over the years, the house had many lives before becoming The Mary Kehoe Centre.

This illustrated talk by Max Nankervis, town planner and historian, will tell the eventful story of the house and its personalities which spans almost two centuries and three countries. So that the next time you walk through the front door you can imagine!!

To view the beautiful flyer created by Margaret Byron, click HERE

This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.

As there are limited numbers, please book in below.

This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.

If you have not yet used Zoom, you will need to download Zoom onto your device in advance- click here for instructions.

To watch the seminar, click here from 2:20pm for a prompt 2:30pm start.


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