Speaking

Gary Presland is a highly experienced public speaker and lecturer of more than 35 years’ standing, and a regular participant in community/Council-based workshops and forums. He is available to speak on a range of subjects, including Victorian Aboriginal history, natural history in the Melbourne area, aspects of police and criminal history in Victoria, and the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria.

Gary’s recent/forthcoming public engagements include:

25 June 2019: Essendon Historical Society. Talk: ‘The value of natural history in local historical studies’. 2019 Annual Dinner.

23 July 2019: Docklands History Group. Talk: ‘History of the wetlands in the estuary of the Yarra River.’ 6.30 p.m., Library in the Docks

7 September 2019: Family History Connections (formerly AIGS), Early Melbourne Group. Talk: ‘Pre-European Indigenous culture in the Melbourne area.’  10:00 a.m., Blackburn RSL , 2 Diggers Way, Blackburn.

24 September 2019: FNCV Day Group. Talk: ‘Walking the Larapinta Trail.’ 10.30 a.m., (for morning tea), FNCV Hall, 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn. 9877 9860.

1 October 2019: Geelong Field Naturalists Club. Talk: ‘Pre-European Indigenous culture in the eastern Port Phillip Bay area.’  8:00 pm at the Geelong Botanical Gardens meeting rooms, in East Geelong.

12 October 2019: Whitehorse Historical Society. Talk: ‘Pre-European Indigenous economic strategies.’  1:00 p.m., Schwerkolt’s Cottage, Deep Creek Road, Nunawading.

22 October 2019: Essendon Historical Society. Talk: ‘Pre-European Indigenous history of the Essendon district’. 7.00 p.m., Moonee Ponds Courthouse, 768 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds.

25 October 2019: Juniors Group, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. Talk: ‘Indigenous use of plant resources.’ 8.00 p.m., FNCV Hall, 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn. 9877 9860.