Dear members, I’m really excited to inform you that Ruth in her inevitable style has secured Mr Mike Munro (T.V presenter, author & speaker) to be a guest speaker to Mosman Rotary on Monday 19th June, this year. Mike’s topic will be “the last bushrangers”. Mike has been a long time resident in our part of the world & I for one can’t wait to hear his talk.
Based on the calibre of the man, it is essential we get a terrific turnout to listen to Mike’s presentation so we are asking all members to make a special effort to be present for this meeting. We encourage you to invite your families & friends so let’s see why we can’t get at least 50 attendees for this special event as we did for Justice Kirby.
I have spoken to the Hotel Mosman management & they will prepare a different style of meal so Mike can talk uninterrupted. Like Justice Kirby’s presentation, Mike has asked for one hour so we are advising that this meeting will end at 2.30pm not the usual 2.00pm. We ask that you arrive promptly on the day by say 12.45pm so we can get started on time to ensure a smooth running of the meeting.
Please make a special effort to attend & encourage others to do so also. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Ruth.
Yours in Rotary
Mike Munro grew up in the then Marist Brothers’ Sacred Heart monastery in Mosman. His tragic alcoholic mother was the housekeeper for the 12 brothers.
After a difficult childhood and matriculating, he followed his dream of becoming a newspaper journalist and started as a copy boy at 17. After 10 years in newspapers, two of them in New York, he started with Mike Willesee at the Nine Network before becoming one of the early 60 Minutes reporters. He later hosted programs like A Current Affair, This Is Your Life and Sunday Night on the Seven Network.
In recent years he’s made several documentaries for the History Channel and written a second book, The Last Bushrangers. It wasn’t until MM was in his 30s that he discovered the last Bushrangers in Australian colonial history were in fact his great uncles, one of whom was hanged in Boggo Road jail in 1903 for murdering a policeman and a station manager. It was at the same time he learned his real name wasn’t Munro!
In 2014 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for his services to charity and journalism