Mornington Peninsula

Postal Address:

ADFAS Mornington Peninsula
PO Box 572
112 Main Street
Mornington VIC 3931

ABN: 51 654 880 821

ADFAS Mornington Peninsula provides for its members an annual program of nine illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their expert knowledge of their chosen subject, and their communication skills. Half-day sessions are also held when topics are examined in more detail.

Committee 2020

Peter McGinley
0418 311 827

Lilian Pascoe
0437 958 530

Jan Getson
0407 388 445

Membership Secretary:
Vicky Davison
0407 810 877

Membership Enquiries:

Programme for 2021

26 February 2021
Music and Icebergs – Everything you’ve been missing beneath the surface of the music you love
Dr Richard Vaudrey

Richard Vaudrey examines what lies beneath great musical composition across a multitude of genres from Bach to The Beatles and beyond.

26 March 2021
Two Women paint the French Revolution
Professor Peter McPhee AM

Two of the most prestigious and talented portraitists of the late eighteenth century were Adélaïde Labille-Guillard and Elizabeth Vignée-Lebrun. This lecture outlines the lives and brilliant achievements of these two extraordinary women.

7 May 2021
The Art of Dining- A Culinary Revolution in the Time of Marius Petipa
Dr Iain Buckland

In this lecture Iain Buckland discusses the culinary revolution that swept nineteenth century European society, providing an intimate and delicious perspective on the life and times of Petipa.

11 June 2021
The World is a Book – Great Libraries and the Grand Tour
Shane Carmody

The lecture explores the libraries of Samuel Pepys, Thomas Coke, First Earl of Leicester and Sir John Soane to unfold the way English imagining of Europe changed over two centuries helping to lay the foundations of a great empire.


Mornington Peninsula Community Theatre
Wilsons Road, Mornington
Followed by light refreshments.


Annual subscription is $155 single, $290 for couples for nine lectures.


Guests of members and visitors are most welcome.
Please book with the Bookings Secretary: Glad Hungerford 03 9787 2092
Cost per lecture $30


Membership Secretary
Vicky Davison 0407 810 877
P.O. Box 572 Mornington VIC 3931


Visits to museums, galleries, gardens, private collections and places of architectural or artistic interest are also arranged.

Volunteer Guides and Heritage Volunteers

Members of ADFAS Mornington Peninsula have the opportunity to become volunteer guides at Beleura-House-Garden conducting tours of the house and garden, or heritage volunteers archiving, researching and conserving the collections. Mr John Tallis bequeathed this beautifully refurbished Italianate villa to the people of Victoria as a place of historic and educational interest in 1996.

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