Wednesday 10th January at 8 pm
Wishart Gallery – 19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy
The evening will commence with a very special event – a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by Rob Lowe, a Peek-Whuruung elder and contributor to the Port Fairy Ghost Stories book.
A Q&A session will follow with Rob Lowe and members of the Port Fairy Ghost Stories Inc. Committee about the evening’s activities and the development of the project.
This will be followed by a story-telling session where everyone is welcome to share their personal experiences of ghostly encounters. Will the locals share more chilling, thrilling Port Fairy ghost stories? Will holidaymakers reveal their spooky tales? Could this be the birth of a sequel to the Port Fairy Ghost Stories book? A prize will be awarded to the story judged the best on the night by the audience.
Admission is free. Drinks and a menu of mouth watering stone-fired pizzas are available from 5 pm at the Captain Wishart Bar.
Saturday 13th January at 4 pm
Port Fairy Public Cemetery – Princes Highway, Port Fairy (meet at the entrance gates)
Join Maria Cameron and other members of the Port Fairy Ghost Stories Inc. Committee on a tour of the graves of many of the historical people featured in the book. The session will explore the unexpected and often dark circumstances that surround many of those deaths. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the development of the Port Fairy Ghost Stories project.
Cost: $10 adults and teenagers, $8 concession and $5 children (under 13 years). All proceeds will be donated to the Port Fairy Genealogical Society Inc. in recognition of the support provided to the Port Fairy Ghost Stories project.
Not recommended for small children.
Wednesday 17th January at 7.30 pm
The Stump/Caledonian Inn – 41 Bank Street, Port Fairy
Join us on the deck for some BOOS with your BREWS! For those of you who don’t know the story about the Green-eyed Boy, the deck is one of the haunted locations in the Port Fairy Ghost Stories book.
The evening’s activities will start with a report by Donna Storey on a psychic reading of Old Joe and the attic rooms at The Stump. Old Joe is believed to have died in the attic rooms and his presence is still felt there. Donna is a Metaphysical Practitioner, Teacher and Artist, and you can find out more about her work at www.earthwalker.com.au. Old Joe eluded all of our efforts to identify him during research for the book and we can’t wait to hear what Donna has to say on the subject!
There will also be a Q&A session with members of the Port Fairy Ghost Stories Inc. Committee about the development of the project.
This will be followed by another story-telling session (a continuation of the discussion started at the Wishart Gallery on 10th January), where everyone is welcome to share their personal experiences of ghostly encounters. Will the locals share more chilling, thrilling Port Fairy ghost stories? Will holidaymakers reveal their spooky tales? A prize will be awarded to the story judged the best on the night by the audience.
The evening will close with a trek up to the attic rooms to investigate Old Joe’s favourite haunt.
Admission is free. Drinks are available from the bar and the bistro is open from 5.30 pm for meals.