Archive for April 2014

The Evolution of Maldon’s Heritage Policy

Nigel Lewis & Bill Moore Poster

Maldon Focus Quarterly Lectures 2014

All lectures will be held in the Maldon Community Centre @ $5.00 per person.


Maldon Focus Autumn Lecture: The Evolution of Maldon’s Heritage Policy

Sunday 27 April @ 2.00 pm

Hear Nigel Lewis, former Maldon Heritage Advisor and Bill Moore, former Maldon Shire Engineer speak about Maldon’s notable heritage conservation journey since 1964, including early effects on the town and its people, and recent conservation developments. Chaired by former MASC Mayor Dave Gittus.

The journey from tumultuous 1850s gold-mining town, through boom times and decline took an unprecedented turn between 1964 and 1970 when Maldon’s historic 19th and early 20th century buildings and streetscapes were rediscovered, surveyed, declared ‘Notable’ by the National Trust, and put under State Government planning control.

Maldon is an outstanding cultural heritage landscape; visit our town and hear the story behind its ongoing conservation.


Maldon Focus Winter Lecture: Head in the cloud, Feet on the ground

Monday 30 June 2014 @ 7.30 pm

Geoff Putnam is a designer, teacher, lecturer, small-time actor and aspiring presenter with MAINfm. He will be sharing a journey into the unknown, uncharted, undreamt, unbridled, unnerving and unborn – the responsible role of a designer.


Maldon Focus Spring Lecture: Apocalypse at Orvieto, 1500: Luca Signorelli’s fresco cycle tackles the Last Things

Monday 15 September 2014 @ 7.30 pm

Dr Dugald McLellan, world authority on the Last Judgment fresco cycle of Luca Signorelli in the cathedral of Orvieto, one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance, will examine the paintings within the turbulent and radical context of their times.


Maldon Focus Summer Lecture: Maldon: A Time Capsule

Monday 10 November 2014 @ 7.30 pm

Lisa Chesters, Federal Member for Bendigo will discuss Maldon, a town where history lingers in the air. Lisa says, that “A wander down Maldon’s main street, lined with beautiful old buildings, makes you feel like you are back in its gold rush heyday. Maldon has preserved its past, which is vital. Through studying the past, we can gather a better understanding of where we are today. History provides us with important lessons – some we fail to heed. However, progress is also something to be celebrated. It’s important to understand the past, but that cannot be to the detriment of development, innovation and growth”.