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Carlton Football Club

Hi Jim,

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye and thank you today.

Thank you so so much for all of your work today, the club greatly appreciated it and I know the students really got a lot out of your session, you could tell they really enjoyed it and it was great they were able to have a kick of the Marngrook!

As I told you earlier, your knowledge is extraordinary and we really look forward to having you in again and sharing your wisdom and fantastic stories.

Kind regards,

TARA BONELLO

Community & Diversity Officer

Carlton Football Club

Ikon Park, Royal Parade,

Carlton North, Vic 3054

23 August 2016


Ivanhoe Library

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the delightful storytime session you presented to the children last week.It was a thoughtful, sensitive, humourous insight into aboriginal culture and history. Several parents and the staff at Ivanhoe Coop Kinder said how much they enjoyed it and appreciated your efforts. We really value your gift of knowledge and experience that you give so generously to the community. We are all the better for it.

Thank you again,

Looking forward to seeing you again,

Mary

Mary Gregor

Reading Coordinator - Ivanhoe Library

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

255 Upper Heidelberg Rd

Ivanhoe Vic 3079

13 August 2014


Koonung Bushwalking Club

Dear Jim,

Songlines as the Aboriginal Melways

On behalf of our President, Terry O’Callaghan, and members who attended our 19th March 2014 Club meeting, thank you for being our guest speaker on the topic ‘Songlines as the Aboriginal Melways’ which was very well received.

Your excellent talk complemented by your informative exhibits about Aboriginal history within Manningham Municipality and about your ancestral connections to it was most interesting. The depth of your knowledge of Australia’s indigenous culture was enlightening and entertaining.

It was interesting to hear about Aboriginal ‘songlines’ and that many of these ancestral routes now form part of our ‘Melways’. As experienced bushwalkers, we can admire the Aboriginal ingenuity of ‘songlines’.

Many thanks for your time and congratulations on your success as an historian, public speaker, author of many books and your passionate contribution to indigenous history.

Best wishes for the future.

Yours sincerely,

Mary

Mary Zekan

Vice-President

KOONUNG BUSHWALKING CLUB

21 March 2014


Friends of Nunawading Library Committee

Dear Dr Poulter,

I'd like to thank you for a very successful afternoon with your entertaining and informative talk and interesting exhibits. I was only sorry you weren't able to answer all the questions people wanted to ask you and hope you were able to speak to all those people over a cuppa.

I hope you sold a lot of your books and were as happy as the committee was with the day.

Kind regards

Mary Lloyd

Friends of Nunawading Library Committee

18th July 2013

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Dear Jim,

What an engaging and enlightening talk you gave at Ivanhoe Library this week. It was so interesting to hear Aboriginal history from a local point of view and delivered with insight and knowledge we wouldn’t otherwise have been privy to. We would like to thank you for speaking at the launch of the Booklovers’ Festival and we hope to welcome you back to the library soon.

Kind regards

Suzanne Male

Marketing and Media Coordinator

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Bag 65 Bundoora VIC 3083

4th July 2013


The Combined Probus Clubs of Doncaster East

Dear Jim,

Many thanks for the great talk you gave our club last Friday. I don’t think that I need to tell you how well received it was. Viorica our President and the others I have had contact with were all very generous with their praise.

The interest of the listeners was well and truly held, and the number of questions asked was good by our standards. I have known some speakers to get very few and the occasional one with none at all. Also, the way your books were snapped up tells it all.

Personally, being the one responsible for obtaining guest speakers, I can’t tell you how gratifying it is when I feel that I have chosen well, and I certainly did in this case.

Thank you again, Jim. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Regards

Geoff Fisher

Vice President

The Combined Probus Clubs of Doncaster East

7th February 2013


Doncaster Gardens Primary School

Jim,

Thank you very much for your fantastic presentation to Doncaster Gardens Primary School last week. I have been in a few of the classrooms this week and see your books being read, drawings the children have come up with relating to Aboriginal stories and my own class are working hard on posters displaying information they have found out about Australia's indigenous culture.

Thank you once again

Andrew Wastie

Doncaster Gardens Primary School

22nd June 2012


University of the Third Age

Dear Jim,

Thank you for your talk to U3A last week on Manningham’s Aboriginal and Pioneer History.

 

The audience was enthralled. Your knowledge and passion has inspired us to learn more about these conquered people whose land was taken from them by our forebears. I will certainly be encouraging everyone I meet not to miss an opportunity to hear you speak.

 

As far as I am concerned, I think you should be declared a National Treasure.

Best wishes

Coral Vercoe

University of the Third Age

The Pines Learning Centre, East Doncaster

28th June 2012


Templestowe College

Hi Jim,

I would like to thank you for the presentation you delivered to the students at Templestowe College.

 

Many students did discuss the presentation with me after and felt they learnt so much about Aboriginal culture and history.

 

I felt you were able to explain things in a simple manner.

Regards

Stella Koziaris

Year 9 History

Templestowe College

20th July 2012


Alexandra Library

Jim,

Thanks so much for a most enlightening and entertaining talk last Tuesday at the Alexandra Library.

 

There was lots of discussion afterwards and many said they had not heard such a great explanation of the skin groups. What a storehouse you have in your mind and we are really glad you are recording it.

 

Well done Jim

Kind regards

Libby Kotschet

Murrindindi Library Service

Alexandra, 3714 Victoria

23rd August 2012


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