An Unusual June event

We were guided through two fascinating exhibitions at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM) by two experts. We were rivetted throughout the two hours we were there. The Museum has been entirely revamped, offering the visitor unrivalled insights into the murder of 6 million Jews during the second world war.

A respite was indicated to absorb what we experienced, hence a picnic lunch in a neighbouring park,

We then traipsed over to the new Yalukit William Nature Reserve (YWNR) – which is replacing the Elsternwick Golf Club course over the next 10 years at a cost of $17 million. We were shown the brilliant results achieved in the first phase at the corner of Glenhuntly and Nepean. All indigenous inspired – native grasses, a dozen ponds, large beautifully shaped rocks, and more beside. Our guide was no less than the enthusiastic president of the voluntary association who knows every nook and cranny. The reserve welcomes new volunteers; perhaps MUAB members living in the area may want to get involved?

The cherry on the top was the performance of a lovely song by a charming chanteuse accompanied by a fine guitarist.  They seem inspired by the environment—so were we.

Finally, a stroll along the Elster Canal and the unrivalled strudel and coffee (corner Broadway and Glenhuntly), accompanied by a lively exchange about the highlights of the day. In fact, everything was a highlight as you can see in the accompanying photographs.


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