Monday, June 15, 2015

Queen’s Honour to Greensborough historian

The Order of Australia in the General Division was recently awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honour list to Mrs Valerie Wilson. Val now a resident of Mornington has a long time connection to the Greensborough area and has been active in the Greensborough Historical Society, especially in its establishment period during 2010. She has also been involved in other local heritage activities. Read her citation at the Governor-General Website . Eventually the list of awardees will be added to the It's an Honour Website. Congratulations Val.

Image: Methodist Church, Main Street, Greensborough. Site of new shopping complex before construction in 1983. The Church was built in 1872. Date of photograph unknown.
Diamond Valley Local History Digitisation Project (Yarra Plenty Regional Library)

Monday, June 01, 2015

Talk on Outer Circle Line

Railway operations and heritage specialist Adam Chandler will be the guest speaker at the Heidelberg Historical Society's June meeting.
Adam will speak about the production of a recent documentary, on which he worked as researcher, titled "Melbourne's Forgotten Railway: The Outer Circle Line" followed by a screening of the documentary and Q&A session about the line's construction, opening and closure.
Adam has worked in the Victorian railway and public transport industry for over a decade in a range of roles from roving conductor to working in Melbourne's train control centre. He is now working in railway training and consultancy. He has also served on various tramway/railway heritage organisations and initiatives over the past twenty years. He is currently serving on the board of the Metropolitan Tram Museum in Hawthorn.
The talk will be held on Tuesday 9 June 2915 at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe at 8.00pm.  All Welcome.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rosanna Down My Street Project

They say a picture paints a thousand words and we want to prove that true by creating a comprehensive collection of photographs of Rosanna, through our Down our Street Project.  We would love any pictures and stories you may have of Rosanna landmarks such as churches, schools, streets and landscapes so that we can compile a significant digital collection which will be available through the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website.  It is important that local history be preserved and appreciated and who better to do that than local people through their local library.

For details and submissions, please email Margaret Breare Community co-ordinator on, or phone Rosanna library on 94596171.

Image: Old Bent Tree, Rosanna Golf Course unknown Date.  Heidelberg Historical Society collection. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Epping Anzac Commemorations

Epping RSL will host their Centenary of Anzac Memorial March on Sunday 19th April 2015.  Assemble at 9.45 am at the corner of High and Coulstock Street, Epping and the march will lead off at 10.30 am.  The March will be followed by refreshments at Epping RSL with guest speaker Mr Lambis Englezos AM.
The Epping RSL Anzac Centenary dawn service will take place on Saturday 25th April at the Epping RSL Harvest Home Road Epping.  Please assemble at 4.45 am, the prelude ceremony will commence at 5.00 am with the service commencing at 6.00 am.  This will be followed by a gunfire breakfast via a gold coin donation.
The service will be broadcast live on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM.