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Prof Geoffrey Blainey - Luncheon 26 August 2014

Our Winter Luncheon shaped up to be one of best of recent times, with an Internationally-renown author and a new segment to showcase Melbourne...


Professor Geoffrey Blainey has a long and distinguished career in academic circles. For twenty years he was a professor of economic history, and then Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. He also held the chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. In 1988 in New York, he received the International Britanica Award for excellence in the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of humankind.


A member of various federal government committees, he was Chairman of the Australia Council for four years and Chairman of the Australia-China Council for five years. In 2001, he was Chairman for the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. In the early 1980s, he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.


As the author of many successful books, including A Short History of the World and The Tyranny of Distance, Professor Blainey had many stories to share with us at the August Tripe Club Luncheon.





NEW to the Luncheons - Insights: Five Minutes with Key Melbourne Figures


Denis Baguley - CEO, Shrine of Remembrance


Following three years as the Project Manager for the Shrine's Stage One Visitor Centre redevelopment, Denis was appoint as CEO in July 2003. Prior to this, Denis spend over 20 years in both corporate and government roles, including the Director of Property & Commercial Development for the Department of Infrastructure. He has participated in many international study tours including the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front, has walked the Kokoda Track and has seen Singapore's infamous Changi Prison.


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The Menu



Harissa tripe, rose water cous cous, eggplant caviar, preserved lemon & coriander


Main Course

Red wine braised honeycomb tripe, veal osso bucco smoked parsnip puree with gremolata


alternating with


Ox tripe in white onion sauce, creamy mash, green peas, saute bacon & parsley



Yarra Valley trio of cheese selection, fig jam, rocket & lavosh


Freshly brewed coffee, tea & herbal infusions


Beverage List


Wolf Blass Bilyara Sparkling Brut

Seppelt Stony Peak Chardonnay

Seppelt Stony Peak Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Rothbury Estate Shiraz Cabernet

Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light

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