CHART Office – Official Opening

Columban Mission Centre building, Essendon


Marvellous celebration of the opening of our new office space last night. Good crowd, stimulating talks and warm company.

Full report and photographs here.

Thanks to all who attended.

Thanks to Timor-Leste Ambassador to Australia, Abel Guterres, and the Director of the Columban Mission Society, Fr Gary Walker, for being with us on the night. Thanks also to our CHART Board chairman, Bill Armstrong AO, for directing the formal proceedings.

A big ‘thank you’ to those who helped us set up and run the event, especially Claire Woods, Michael Noone, Julia Waddingham, Ken Koutsoumally, Rod Harris, Sue Gordon and Ian Thomas.

More later….

John Waddingham & Cecily Gilbert  (02 December 2011)


Join us to celebrate the opening of our new office in Melbourne.

Thursday 01 December 2011

Time: 6:00 for 6:30pm start

Columban Mission Centre, 69 Woodland Street, Essendon


The St Columban Mission Society has generously provided us with office space to continue and expand our work to preserve Timor archival materials and provide access in Timor-Leste.

We invite all friends and supporters to help us celebrate this important event.

Update: Abel Guterres, Timor-Leste’s Ambassador to Australia, will attend.

Event will include:

Archival document display and tour of workplace

Audiovisual presentation on CHART work

Open discussion on CHART program

Meet CHART’s Board of Management

Food and refreshments provided

RSVP 29 November:
For catering purposes, please let us know you are coming. See contact details below.

How to get there

Strathmore Train Station (on Craigieburn Line) is a short walk away.

See this map for road access location information


Limited car parking available behind Columban Mission administration building (modern office block). Plenty of marked roadside parking available in immediate vicinity.

See this map for some parking details and pedestrian entrance.

Further information & RSVP


Phone: John Waddingham (03) 9036 0280 or 0421 179 533

Facebook users can RSVP here.


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