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Our Yarra River

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

East Melbourne Historical Society Presents “Our Yarra River”

Presenter: Ian Penrose

Ian is a former senior executive in the coal mining and gas industries, but after 27 years he switched his focus to the natural environment.

He headed the Victorian Government’s program to restore the Snowy River with increased flows and bankside rehabilitation. Later, as a state water commissioner, he helped manage environmental water releases into our depleted rivers and wetlands.

In 2006, he became the first Yarra Riverkeeper, leading the community’s campaign to improve the well-being and appreciation of Melbourne’s special waterway. This role (of nine years) earned him the City of Melbourne’s 2010 “Melbourne Award for contribution to the environment” and (as co-winner) Boroondara’s 2015 “Citizen of the Year” award.

In his presentation Ian will share with us what he has learnt of the Yarra’s history, and his thoughts about its future.

When: Wednesday 19 Jun 2024 – 7:30pm

Location: East Melbourne Library, 122 George Street, East Melbourne

Entry fee: Members free; non-members $5.00

tel: 0437 221 249
email: enquiries@emhs.org.au


June 19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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East Melbourne Historical Society
03 9416 0445


East Melbourne Library
122 George St
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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