Monday, January 23, 2017

History of Ivanhoe Real Estate

Heidelberg Historical Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017.  They are kicking off the year with a guest speaker from Miles Real Estate, a local business which has operated in the Ivanhoe and Heidelberg area for over 85 years.  Director Stewart Oldmeadow will speak about the history of the firm on Tuesday 14 February at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Ivanhoe. More details at Heidelberg Historical Society
Image: View from York Street, Ivanhoe. Rose Postcard.  In the right foreground is "Rangeworthy" (house with tower); in the middle distance is Ivanhoe Park (before croquet and bowling greens were set out). Top right, among the trees, is "Ivanhoe House" at Ivanhoe Boys Grammar School; and to the left, The Boulevard.  HH0075 Ca 1940-1954 (Rose Postcards were typically ca 1920 - 1954)
Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Heidelberg Historical Society

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Greensborough Honour Roll

A new title for the Local History Collection at Diamond Valley Library: The Old Borough was good enough: the Greensborough SundaySchool Empire Honour Roll 1914-1919 and other servicemen from both World Warswas compiled by Bryan Henderson after his search for the missing Greensborough Sunday School Empire Honour Roll and his interest in local Methodist boys who enlisted in World War One.
The Roll was located at the Greensborough RSL and will be hung when renovations are complete.

This book profiles over 30 Greensborough WW1 enlistments in addition to nine gentlemen who served in World War 2 along with notes on related battalions, maps and photos.   

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project

Patients playing cards, 16th Australian General Hospital, Mont Park. Alice Broadhurst Collection. Yarra Plenty Regional Library
The Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project is underway.  This collaboration between Springthorpe, La Trobe University and Darebin Council will examine: Local indigenous history, European settlers, Landscape design and horticultural history (including the work of Hugh Linaker), Hospital and psychiatric care history (Mont Park and Larundel), Key individuals such as Dr. John Springthorpe and Dr Ernest Jones, Architectural and heritage-listed buildings history, Hospital links to World War One returned soldiers and other miltary history, natural, botanical and ecological history (including the wildlife reserves) and history of the Springthorpe estate.
The materials and information gathered will be stored and accessible on a web portal.

Walter Burley Griffin Lecture

Ivanhoe. Walter Burley Griffin House. 21 Glenard Drive.
Source: J.T. Collins Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria.  

Heidelberg Historical Society member Steven Barlow grew up in the shadow of the Essendon City Council's incinerator, one of a dozen curious such buildings designed by Walter Burley Griffin.  He has maintained a life long interest in the Griffins and in architectural history.
Steven will give an illustrated talk on the breadth of the work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, including that in Heidelberg, and the influences on their remarkable lives and beliefs at the upcoming meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society, 13 December 2016 at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Ivanhoe.