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History group visits the Mission

05 Dec 2017

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The Docklands History Group made a trip to the Mission to Seafarers on November 23 to learn about the rich past and present of Docklands’ local treasure.

The mission’s general manager Sue Dight presented the history, architectural design and the current use and projects of the 100-year-old institution.

The Mission to Seafarers provides services and support for seafarers who stop at the Port of Melbourne from around the world.

Ms Dight said the visit by the Docklands History Group could help keep the space open and show people what the mission had to offer.

“The Docklands History Group members were wonderful audience who enjoyed a new and old place in Docklands,” she said.

“The tour of the complex included information about the St Peter the Mariner Chapel, the Norla Dome, discovering the secret garden and why the mission exists.”

“We captivated them so much that two people immediately volunteered their services,” Ms Dight said.

Organised by Melbourne Library Services, the Docklands History Group meets monthly and explores or discusses a different element of Docklands’ history each time.

More information about future meetings can be found on Eventbrite.

In 2018, the mission will be running regular tours on the last Thursday of every month. To book, visit missiontoseafarers.com.au

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