All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

April 16, 2019

Dynamic engagement with a regional campus

April 2005 – The dream of having a Centre where rural communities are the primary focus of activity, and where resourcing, research and learning bought together interested people from regional educational institutions across Gippsland in Victoria came to fruition as the Centre for Rural Communities Inc. at Monash University Churchill Campus in 1995. The teapot […]

Professional Development
April 16, 2019

Pathways to the possible

Spring/Summer 2004 MONASH Magazine, Page 26, Community – Robyn Anns reports. As head of the Centre for Rural Communities’ at Monash’s Gippsland campus, Dr Helen Sheil is a passionate advocate for the local area, its people and their potential. She believes the work of the centre is helping rural communities establish their place in a […]

Professional Development
April 5, 2019

Blackfella. Whitefella.

One off performance by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky. Thursday 11th April, 2019. 7.30 at Lake Tyers Beach Hall. 1 Mill Point Rd. Toorloo Arm. Trybooking.com/BBVIQ  $20 + $10 funds to be used locally in recognition of acknowledging past in our patch.          

Stories of Influence 2019
March 28, 2019

Save the date!

October 18th – 20th, 2019 @Lake Tyers Beach Hall. Presenters so far – Lynne Kelly of The Memory Code is returning with a new book The Memory Craft. Harry Saddler author of The Eastern Curlew – tracking these amazing migratory birds. Watch this space for more…..    

Stories of Influence 2019
March 23, 2019

Stories of Influence Review, 2018

‘Stories of influence fosters storytelling in multiple forms, weaving over three days and two nights into an overall message of country and community whose aim might be as large or as small as asking us to create new ways of being as Australians’. It can be challenging to organise and market an event of unknown […]

Stories of influence
August 27, 2018

Uncle Herb Patten / Saturday 20 October / 8.45pm

Uncle Herb Patten It takes many years of practice to play the leaf well, and Herb first learned to play as a small boy after watching his great uncle Lindsay Thomas blowing leaves in the bush at Newmerella, via Orbost, Victoria. Lindsay had been a member of the Lake Tyers Gumleaf Band. Herb, an artist […]

Stories of influence
August 27, 2018

Waltz for Wairewa / Saturday 20 October / 7.30pm

Waltz for Wairewa A performance created from “Stories from Wairewa” conveying details of everyday life in a small, isolated rural community in its early days in the 1900s. The sources of material are the spoken word from residents in the valley, un-published family documents, and a limited use of the Public Records Of Victoria (PROV). […]

Stories of influence
August 27, 2018

Lynne Kelly / The Memory Code / Saturday 20 October / 3.30 pm

Lynne Kelly – The memory code – 3.30 Saturday Jan Wositzky introduced us to Lynne Kelly who’s writing on memory skills of indigenous cultures worldwide: Celtic, Welsh, Peruvian, Native American, Australian Aboriginal…. Lynne became aware of the thousands of animals and plants, astronomical charts, vast navigation networks, genealogies, geography, land management and geology … vast […]

Stories of influence