Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Arthur Streeton's Golden Summer, Eaglemont

Golden Summer, Eaglemont By Arthur Streeton (1867–1943), Public Domain, Commons.wikimedia.org
April 8, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Heidelberg School Artist Sir Arthur Streeton. Australia Post are acknowledging the milestone by releasing an image of the painting ”Golden Summer, Eaglemont” on a stamp.
Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Condor lived and painted together at “Eaglemont” an old wooden house “standing in a girdle of pines on a hilltop just outside of Heidelberg town ship’. This is where Streeton painted the landscape he saw in 1889 during a summer of drought.  In August 1889, the Heidelberg painters opened a combined exhibition in Melbourne and later “Golden Summer, Eaglemont” was taken overseas where it was well received in London and Paris.
The painting is now in the collection the National Gallery of Australia.
See Yarra Plenty Regional Library's collection of titles of Painters of the Heidelberg School
Source: The Age 20 April 1929

Monday, March 27, 2017

Early European Settlers in the Heidelberg District

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society will be presented by John Noack who has extensively researched the first European squatters to establish holdings on Crown Land in the Heidelberg area, following the arrival of John Batman.
John will focus in particular on the settlers, William Thomas Mollison and Captain Robert Robson in the Port Phillip area from 1835 to 1838 and discuss their establishment as squatters in Heidelberg. John will speak on Tuesday 11 April, 8 pm at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Ivanhoe. More details at Heidelberg Historical Society

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LaTrobe University Celebrating Women’s Contributions


LaTrobe University is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2017.  It was inaugurated  on International Women’s Day March 8, 1967, when the Governor, Sir Rohan Delacombe, installed the first Chancellor, Sir Archibald Glenn, and the Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, declared the university open.  As part of its celebrations and looking back at its successes and accomplishments, the University launched it's "Square the Ledger" Project last week.  This is a project to find and recognise women associated with the University who has made a contribution to the community, social, cultural, political or economically.  Please consider nominating via the online form by June 8

Source: The Heidelberger, March 8, 1967 page 8

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