Speaking

We have provided many public talks to forums, AGMs public meetings, seniors, seniors week, schools, tertiary classes and launches. Topics have included:

  •  The Wild White Man. Exploring the Footsteps of William Buckley (Probus, Geelong Seniors Festival, various)
  • Indigenous sustainability in Melbourne’s Design and Architecture (Melbourne University School of Architecture 2014)
  • Milestones of Melbourne’s history (Monash University 2012)
  • Melbourne’s Secrets (Albert Park Rotary Club 2014)
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of St Kilda
  • Destination St Kilda (City of Port Phillip Heritage Centre)
  • Melbourne’s Secrets (Carnegie Library)
  • Historic Eccentrics of St Kilda (St Kilda Historical Society)
  • Designing interpretation for Cultural trails (Tertiary Students
  • The Melbourne Dreaming: Aboriginal Places of Melbourne (Reconciliation Groups, various)
  • Aboriginal History of St Kilda
  • Our Personal Indigenous History (North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House)
  • Aboriginal History of the Yarra (Reconciliation Groups)
  • Unsolved Crimes of Melbourne (ACMI)
  • Bourke and Wills: Tragedy or Conspiracy?
  • The History of Little Lon (Melbourne Old Pioneers Society)
  • The History of Luna Park (Port Melb Middle Park HS, various)
  • History of Middle Park (City Port Phillip
  • Living Wild in Melbourne – resources used by indigenous people and settlers. (Northcote Library)
  • Melbourne’s Secrets –  A history of the CBD (Carnegie Library Sept 2013)

Indigenous History of Melbourne-North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House 22 October 2013
“Dear Friends
Meyer Eidelson
Storyteller/Performer, Social Commentator, Author, Entertainer will facilitate our next Talking on our next Tuesday meeting on the topic of our indigenous History. Meyer has written over 14 books and published a number of others as the publishing coordinator of the St Kilda Historical Society.
“I tell the stories of special, often secret places in Melbourne and try to seek out the unique memories and lives of people who lived in those places. My passion for local history led me to walking tours which I see as a theatre of the street that puts people, place and memory on the stage. I love the dictum of Herman Hesse
“Every person is more than themselves. He or she represents the special, the unique meeting point in which converges the world’s events once, just once and never again. Therefore every story of every person is important, eternal and holy.” As a naturalist I have also had a lifelong pursuit of knowledge about indigenous culture which I feel is the key to the truth about the Australian landscape”
Coordinator

Beth Weizman 2012
History of Luna Park

Carnegie Library public talk , September 2013

“Meyer Eidelson has written more than 14 books and published a number of others dealing with the natural, cultural and social history of Melbourne. He is the founder of Melbourne Walks, which hosts walking tours to impart social and historical knowledge. Meyer will discuss the life of the Melbourne CBD from its indigenous origins, early settlement, boom and bust to a now thriving modern centre of art, architecture and culture.”

Probus at Beach Hotel 2013
The Life and Adventures of William Buckley