Come and join us for a 3 course winter meal for the annual Josine McEwan fund-raising dinner with renowned geologist Clive Willman presenting ‘Living among the Mines”.
The late Josine McEwan was a volunteer in the garden at Buda Historic Home & Garden in Castlemaine. Knowing how important Buda is to the region and wanting it to remain open for future generations to enjoy, Josine left a generous bequest to Buda when she passed away in 2006. Since 2007 an annual lecture and fundraising dinner has been conducted in Josine’s memory.
Clive Willman is a renowned Geologist specialising in mapping and structural geology since 1980 and combining film-making and geology since 2005.
This year’s lecture presented by Clive is the fascinating ‘Living Among the Mines. That’s cool but please stop poisoning the kids.’
Clive’s Living Amongst the Mines research explores the sights and sounds that the Leviny family experienced in the late 19th century. This artistic and cultured family, more than any other household in Castlemaine, were surrounded by the clanging and banging of mine machinery. Deep shafts were located just metres from their fence line, and at times, even the streets were mined. Amazingly they tolerated all this until Ernest Leviny drew the line when a sulphurous and smoke belching mineral processing plant, just around the corner, withered his precious garden and poisoned the kids.
The dinner includes a glass of bubbly on arrival followed by a delicious and seasonal three course winter meal.
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