Speaking Up

Local history lectures


by The VRI

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Writer, advocate and feminist, Cheryl Wragg, has worked at the highest levels of the Australian trade union and environmental movements.  She is regarded as one of the Latrobe Valley’s most active and progressive community, political and heritage activists.  Recently, she achieved heritage listing of Morwell Briquette and Power Station, a part of her advocacy for a just transition that includes retaining and reusing the Valley’s unique industrial heritage.


In the first of a series of special Sunday afternoon interviews, hosted by The VRI, you are invited to join journalist and Gippsland Community FM producer, Amanda Harding, to discuss with Cheryl her life and times of speaking up.


(Photo:  Cheryl Wragg, Gerry Johnson, and John Halfpenny, 1987, Machinery and Metal Engineering Industry Council)

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What you will learn
  • Learn the history of Latrobe Valley's industrial heritage
What you will get
  • Insight into the transition of Latrobe Valley

What to wear


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Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us - info@thevri.com.au.

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing info@thevri.com.au. Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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