Thursday, December 14, 2017

Greensborough - Do you recall?

Greensborough Historical Society have published the second volume of their collection of local stories from country to surburbia.  Memories and photographs have been gathered from past and present residents from Greensborough, Watsonia, Greenhills, Briar Hill, Grace Park and Montmorency.
Do You Recall? is available for loan and by visiting the Diamond Valley Library local history collection.

Monday, December 04, 2017

World War 1 conscription at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Historical Society Inc. presents "The World War 1 conscription plebiscites: Heidelberg”
Dr Janine Rizzetti will mark the 100th anniversary of the second referendum by reviewing the campaigns through the eyes and ears of residents in the Heidelberg and Ivanhoe areas.
WHEN:    Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 8 pm
WHERE:  Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. To be followed by supper.
To learn more about the issue see The War at Home


Thursday, November 09, 2017

New titles for Eltham Local History


Two new additions to the local history collection at Eltham Library includes A history of Saint Margaret's Church Eltham: Volume 2 The Transition years 1889 to 1945.  This completes the three volume history by Dr Geoffrey Sandy.
From about the turn of the century until the end of WW2 the Church of England in Eltham, along with the wider society, was transformed. The wider society was transformed under the impact of a crippling economic depression and two devastating world wars. The emergence of the welfare state and greater equalitarianism were two major transformative events. The church too was impacted by these world events especially WW1. During this period the Eltham church was transformed for a somewhat reformed worship and theologicial view to one which was increasingly catholic. It is also a period where Saint Margaret's was constrained in its ministry and mission by a lack of resources. However, it was well served by a number of exemplary vicars and laypersons. This story is related in Volume 2. It is a mixture of success and disappointment. It is also a story of perserverance and faithfulness to the Gospel. However, by the mid-1940s Saint Margaret's had become a small and lifeless parish. Its future was not assured. Volume 2 also relates a summary history of other faith communities which have a shared history with Saint Margaret's. These include the Church of the Transfiguration Research, Saint Mathews's Panton Hill and Saint Faith's Montmorency.
Our Eltham Artistic Reflections celebrates the life of the Eltham Shire and its Pioneers since the opening of the cemetery 150 years ago. The collection uses visual narratives from our past, environment and community, and is part of a vision by the Eltham Cemetery Trust to offer a fresh and unique relationship to the Cemetery.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Greensborough Historical Society Open Day and Book Launch


Members of the community are invited to the Greensborough Historical Society's Heritage Day 2017 to be held Saturday 28th October.  This will include a walk through the Yandell Reserve at 1.00pm to be followed by the launch of their latest book: "Do you Recall?" at 2.00pm at Greenhills Neighbourhood House, Community Drive, Greensborough.  Enjoy afternoon tea following the formalities.

This new book is a second volume to the hugely successful As I recall featuring 26 stories of life in the Greensborough District over the years which was published in 2013.
All welcome.
Further details at: Greensborough Historical Society.