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Uncovering the secrets of Manningtree Road

Join highly acclaimed amateur historian and storyteller Isabel Simpson as she peels back the layers of Manningtree Road to reveal its rich history.

In this interactive, illustrated chat you’ll meet the people who called Manningtree Road and surrounds home.

From journalists, mayors, politicians and Premiers, to pastoralists and captains of industry. A child prodigy, opera singer, conductor and writer, to an Inspector General of Water Works. It’s been home to German and Italian communities, Capucin friars and the location of ladies schools. Like all great neighbourhoods, it’s even had its share of mystery and mayhem.

A great way to truly discover your new address! We look forward to seeing you.

When: Thursday, 6 September at 11am followed by a light lunch
Where: Kew RSL, 63 Cotham Road, Kew
RSVP: Call Anne or Tracey on 1800 001 047 or email no later than 31 August. (Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.)

About Isabel Simpson
Walking tours and delving, learning and piecing together the past is Isabel’s passion. An engaging presenter, Isabel has designed walks of Melbourne’s most iconic locations bringing the people of the past to life. She’s designed walks for the University of Melbourne, the Seniors and Heritage Festivals, the Council of Adult Education and the National Trust.