A Question of Honour. Korumburra Voices, Coal Creek Legacy

EVENT: Dinner & Performance on Saturday 15 March at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, 12 Silkstone Rd Korumburra 3950

About Coal Creek Heritage Village
Nestled in a valley among the rolling hills of South Gippsland, Coal Creek Heritage Village is built around the poppet head and original coal mine workings. Since 1974, original buildings have been acquired from around the district and faithfully restored to show the diversity of rural life as it was back at the turn of the century. Coal Creek is a historical adventure just waiting to be explored and experienced. Coal Creek Heritage Village is a not for profit orgnaisation who are an arm of the South Gippsland Shire Council under a Section 86 of the Local Government Act.

The Celebration
As part of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Melbourne City Institute of Education’s (MCIE) esteemed colleague and Chef, Bernard Liversidge, with assistance from 2 of the college students, has been asked to cook and present dinner at Coal Creek Community Park & Museum Dinner & Performance event on March 15.

The Menu
Chef Bernard Liversidge and MCIE students will prepare a traditional colonial meal for guests. The main meal for the evening will be Colonial Goose, used by early settlers of Australia and New Zealand to meet the needs of the community to celebrate Christmas with geese when no geese where available, it is derived from a traditional Irish dish called tunned lamb. Colonial goose is a stuffed joint of lamb using fresh bread stuffing, utilising the shank to replicate the head of the goose. For dessert, a classic 1800’s delight – Peach Cobbler Flan.
As well as the dinner on the 15th, the team will be cooking for the afternoon tea on the 16th again. They will be recreating a home style fair of the late 1800-1900’s. Items may include Devonshire teas, cupcakes, teacakes, slices, lamingtons, nut loafs, sponge sandwiches, trifles and strawberry Bavarian cream.

The Performance: The Stirring Tale of a Fighting Town
This production, researched and written by a local author Gill Heal, recreates stories from the early days of the town until today, through people’s own reminiscences, projected images from original photographs, and songs specially written about Coal Creek. During a walk around Coal Creek’s historic precinct, the audience will hear stories in the heritage – listed Court House of the 1903 miners’ strike; a rousing speech by Australia’s first radical feminist in the Mechanics Institute; miners’ own stories at the coal mine entrance; and learn of the chequered history of Coal Creek itself and the passion of some of its key players.

Email:  coalcreek1@southgippsland.vic.gov.au
Phone : 03 5655 1811
Photo courtesy Coal Creek Heritage Village

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