Michael Dorahy – Epic Journeys

Michael Dorahy

Tuesday 30th July 6:15 pm for 6:45 start
Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, Kew East, VIC

This meeting

30

Jul

2019

The topic of Mike’s speech is Epic Journeys – Cross-continental Expeditions in Australia and the USA.

The Burke and Wills and Lewis and Clark expeditions were amazing feats of stamina and courage. Mike’s talk outlines the rationale for each expedition and reviews their parallels and contrasts while highlighting some of the incredible events which occurred during these treks.

Mike is from Wollongong. He came to Melbourne to undertake an MSc at Monash University at age 20.
After a few short years in Melbourne, Mike had a wife (Carol), 4 kids and a mortgage. He had a long career in the IT industry based mainly in Melbourne but with re-locations to Sydney, Perth and Boyne Island in Central Queensland.
In retirement Mike and Carol play lots of golf and try to get overseas regularly much to the chagrin of their financial advisor. They have finally finished organizing their 9000 family photographs (Now for the videos!),
Mike is on the committee of the Burke and Wills Historical Society. In 2015 he spent 3 weeks following the Burke and Wills track from Melbourne to The Gulf.
In the last few years he has undertaken volunteer assignments helping with IT projects in Bandung, Indonesia, Quezon City in Manila and Kavieng in PNG.

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