Society for famous writer to come and visit Koroit

by admin on October 20th, 2018

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WELL KNOWN: Famous Australian author Henry Handel Richardson spent part of her childhood living in Koroit. The Henry Handel Richardson Society will visit the town in October. OCTOBER is shaping as a busy month for the Koroitand District HistoricalSociety.
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The society’s annual general meeting will be held on Monday, October 10.

The venue for the meeting will be 3 O’Briens Lane, Koroit, with all members encouraged to attend.

On Sunday October 30, a Koroit Open Garden Day will be held.

This will be a combined fundraiser for the historical society and the Friends of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail.

Tickets for the day will be $20 and can be purchased at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre or on the day at the Koroit Railway Station.

Light refreshments will be available at the station.

The open garden day will begin at 10.30am and go through to 4pm.

On the weekend of October 29-30, the society will get a visit of a literary kind.

The Henry Handel Richardson Society will visit Koroit.The visiting society will be led on a guided walk around town by members of the historical society.

The walk will visit sites relating to Henry Handel Richardson and her time living in Koroit.

Henry Handel Richardson came to live in Koroit when she was eight-years-old.

Her reason for coming to live in Koroit was because her mother, Mary, was the post mistress. Her father Walter died in Koroit in 1879 and is buried at the Tower Hill Cemetery.

In one of her books, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Richardson featured Koroitbut renamed it Gymgurra.

The Henry Handel Richardson Society was founded in 2008 and has membership of over 170.

As well as having members all over Australia, the society also has an international flavour with members inEngland, Germany and USA.

Henry Handel Richardson was born Ethel Richardson in East Melbourne in 1870.

She went on to become one of the country’s most prominent authors, penning manyclassic novels.

These includedThe Getting of Wisdom, Australia Felix, The Way Home and Maurice Guest.

She died of cancer in England in 1946 with her ashes scattered at sea.

The Canberra suburb of Richardson was named in her honour in 1975.

In the same year, Richardson’sportrait appeared on an Australia Post postage stamp.

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