Our Monthly Speakers

Paul Crompton has been preparing videos of our Monthly Speakers since 2008.These were originally recorded on DVD. Since July 2016 the videos have been available on this website via YouTube………… Scroll down  and click on the link to speakers of interest. 

Hohn Basarin OAM -Gallipoli from the Turkish perspective

10 Minute Speakers (not all have been videoed)

Life & Times of Pommy Accountant

Nuclear Submarines

Battle of Surigao Sound

Tony Read's Aeroplane

Rod Hammond Golf in UK and Ireland

Battle of Surigao Sound

Main Speakers - September 2018 - Latest


John Basarin OAM – Gallipoli from the Turkish perspective
James Taylor – My Career in Hospital Emergency
Elida Brereton – Unexpected Highlights of Touring Antarctica and South Georgia
Lloyd Jenkins – Houses and Contents in Art Deco Era


Ian Marchment – Air defence in WW2 – Darwin – Horn Island
Richard Royal – Future of health in digital world
Don Jones – The magic of laughter
Winston Marsh – Lies your mother never told you
Bruce Green – My time at Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Chris Renwick AM – The Great War
Tim Costello – Impact of gambling on communities
Joy Meekings – Ten Pound Pom


Brooksy – POM Downunder
Mal Cater – Principal Mentone Grammar
Eric Kelly – Antarctica
Laraine Stephens – The Death mask Murders
Michael Strong – 50 + years in the law
Cliff Hardy – London Blitz
Peter & Margie Card – Inside Burma
Lloyd Jenkins – The Lark Task Force
James Tomkins -Things Olympic
Ray Lewis OAM – History of Port Phillip Bay


Garry Spencer – Grain Harvest Assist
Allen Cheng – Lessons learned from COVID
Rowen Callick – Next 100 years of Chinese Communism
Keith Bulfin – Undercover Agent
James Taylor – Good health in Bayside
Geoff Cosgriff/Craig Peachey – RACV Leisure Business
Michael Green – My life in Footy and the Law
Peter Anderson – The future of freight transport
Patrick Chan -Melbourne’s amazing container terminal


Nadia Wright – Challenging the myth of Sir Stamford Raffles
Peter and Margie Card – Syria and Middle East – Understanding the fighting 
Tim Harding -Major Harry Shaw. Magnificent man in his flying machine.
Ian Hore Lacy – Nuclear power- where are we?
Chris Renwick -India & Burma battlefield tour and pilgrimage
Carley Scott – Australia’s first commercial Space Port


Beaumaris Secondary College – Debby Chaves – Principal
Hidden Truths about the Financial Services Industry – John Hewison
AFLW- A new hero arrives – Nicole Livingstone
Level Crossing Removal Authority – Mentone/Cheltenham Level Crossing removal
Graeme Shanks Big Data – Big Brother
Rick Potter – Solar, House design that doesn’t cost the earth
Bob Elworthy – How I got to Vietnam
Ian Armstrong -Collector Extraordinary 
Manfred Lobert – History of the Bicycle
Don McQueen – Balladeer and Australian Poet of the year


Mike Clayton – Golf Clubs and the future of Golf
Michael Heffernan -Australia’s Economy and its future
Graham “Smokey” Dawson – ABC Sports Broadcaste



June 2016 - August 2018

Scott Chapman – Royal Flying Doctor Service
Bill Noonan – OAM “Retirement, What Retirement?” Waldon – Untold headlines Stories behind the news
Brenda McAuley-Hines -Understanding Dementia
Geoff Bransbury – Motorbike Adventures – North America
Medical Services – ATP – “Send for the Trainer”
Graeme Disney – The History of Beaumaris (PDF)
John van Wisse – Arch to Arc
Questions and answers.
Dr Tony Dicker – Sunspot Skin Clinic – Skin Cancer
Les Pickett – Having fun in a (VUCA) world
Alex del Porto – Mayor of Bayside
Barry Hooper – Carbon Capture & Storage Explained
Dr David Rand – World Solar Car Challenge
Dr Peter Stephens – Amazing Tunnel Boring Machines
John Basarin OAM – Gallipoli, A Turkish view
Kevin Norris – Starting a School Bus run in Saudi Arabia
Susan Schofield – Saving the Orangutans
Ray King – The myth and magic of the wine industry
Professor Ian Howie – North Korea, A peoples paradise?
James Tomkins – Rio Olympics
Michael Wormack – The story of the Tall Ship Enterprize
Brian Negus & Geoff Cosgriff –  Future of Transport in Vic
 Onnie Wilson – Lifting the Veil in Afghanistan

May 2014  Kevin O’Reilly – Flyers of Time

10 Minute Speakers

Sadly we rarely record our 10 Minute Speakers. However, we have TWO memorable talks on video.

Ralph Butcher’s War…………………Click Here
Paul Crompton’s Dangerous Car…..Click Here 

To see the video in full screen, click in the small square box on the bottom right of the video.