Gary Presland is a highly experienced public speaker and lecturer of more than 25 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 speaking engagements and public participations include:

28 February 2018: Talk: ‘The The value of natural history in local historical studies’, Ringwood and District Historical Society, meeting. 7.30 p.m.;

5 April 2018: Talk: ‘The value of natural history in local historical studies’, Warringal Conservation Society, 7.30 p.m., Old Shire Offices, 60 Beverley Road, Rosanna.

15 March 2018: Talk: ‘Aboriginal use of trees and bark’, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Botany Group. 8 p.m., 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn. 9877 9860 (Mon/Tues);

10 October 2018: Dickinson Lecture, Kew Historical Society: ‘FGA Barnard: Naturalist, historian and committed Kewite’,  7.30pm for 8.00 pm, ‘Just Theatre’, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, 3101.