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2018 Separation Dinner and La Trobe Lecture



On the 1st of July 1851, Victoria achieved not only its separate geographic boundaries, but also Responsible Government with the formation of the Victorian Parliament. Other Victorian institutions including the Supreme Court and the Public Service also commenced on this important day.(A public holiday prior to World War 1).

Each year this event is celebrated, by the Victoria Day Awards on or near 1 July and a Dinner to celebrate the Anniversary of Separation and to listen to the La Trobe Lecture.


The La Trobe lecturer this year is Mike Brady.

Mike Brady AM is an Australian musician whose musical output has been prolific - everything from his classic footy anthems, Cazaly and One Day in September. His commercial jingles - including Hard Yakka and Lucky You're with AAMI - seem to float effortlessly from his guitar.

Australia's most successful jingle-maker has been ''out there'' for worthy causes for many years - patron of the Bali Children Foundation and Australian Huntington's Disease Association (Victoria), supporter of the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club and Melbourne Legacy, celebrity ambassador for both Australia Day and the Yooralla Society.

He has been a board director of Variety Victoria for many years and a board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia for which he wrote one of his catchy jingles, Talk About It. Brady, was made an AM for his work for the community and music

Location:  Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne
Dress: Black Tie Preferred
Cost: $130 per person, which will include predinner drinks, a two-course dinner and all table wines.
TIME: 7:00 PM Saturday 21 July
Bookings are essential and Close: Tuesday 17 July

Once the event closes booking MAY still be possible, ring Anthony Cree 0400 627 923

Contact Details:

Norman Kennedy


0419 379 540


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