Monday, June 23, 2008

Alan Marshall

The Eltham community honour the author Alan Marshall in a number of ways including the recent Short story competition named in his honour. At Eltham library, there is a statue outside the library and a beautiful painting by Alan Martin which hangs near the Local History collection at the rear of the library.

The Collingwood Historical Society recently completed their plaques project which recognises sites of significance in the area. The True Form Boot factory in Clifton Hill is one of these. It is here that inspired Marshall to write "How beautiful are thy feet".

At The Victorian Community History Awards 2008 held recently, Collingwood Historical Society won the category for best collaborative/community work.

Eltham library holds a collection of Alan Marshall's books in the local history collection.

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