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23rd Annual Technologists' Picnic (Copy-1)

The Materials Australia Victoria & Tasmania Branch Annual Technologists' Picnic

Friday 19th November 2021 (rescheduled from 5th November)

Guest Speaker

Fiona Campbell, East Melbourne Library

Fiona has worked in the role of Local History Librarian at East Melbourne Library since 2007. Her work includes development and management of archival collections, responding to local history enquiries, events programming and resource training. She aims to increase cultural and heritage awareness in the community by inspiring interest in our local stories and promoting the wealth of freely available resources. Specialising in local history has enabled Fiona to develop her inner history detective. Since 2018 she has been researching the history and construction of the Spencer Street Bridge. She has presented her findings to a number of historical societies and Probus groups and is currently working on a book which she hopes to have published in 2021

History of the Spencer Street Bridge

Have you ever noticed the Spencer Street Bridge? Arguably nondescript, this dependable 1930 structure has a backstory of political infighting, pioneering technology and an unexpected obstacle pre-dating the bridge by several millennia. City of Melbourne local history librarian Fiona Campbell will lead a visual journey through the design, construction and significance of this enduring bridge.

Date: Friday 19th November 2021
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Venue: The Charlie Napier Hotel within the grounds of Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum  (
Cost: $65 for a two course meal. Drinks at bar prices
RSVP: Monday 15th November 2021

These annual dinner-meetings have customarily been supported by members of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australian Foundry Institute, Materials Australia, Engineers Australia and the Australasian Corrosion Association. Interested members of the general public are also encouraged to participate.

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