Researcher showcases her community

Aug 17, 2014

Wonthaggi’s support for Medical Research


Dr Sharyn Fitzgerald, ASPREE Regional Manager, visited her home town Wonthaggi at a study update today.

Wonthaggi, a small hamlet in South Gippsland, has one of the highest participation rates in Australia, much to Sharyn’s immense pride.

It was a delight to share a cuppa with so many local ASPREE participants and guests.


Two women stand under the Jawbones of the 74ft whale at Wonthaggi
Above: Dr Sharyn Fitzgerald (in green) with ASPREE Executive Director, A/Prof Robyn Woods, under the jaw bone of a 74 ft whale washed up on a Wonthaggi beach in the 1920’s.
A car is parked under the jawbones of 74ft whale in 1937 - 1938
Above: The same 74ft whale jaw bone found on the Wonthaggi beach, photographed in 1937-1938 by G Wardell. Picture archived in the State Library Victoria.

We thank the Wonthaggi Club and the general community for their support for the ASPREE trial.

Updated 22.3.2021


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