Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Historical Records Wanted
HISTORICAL RECORDS WANTED (To the Editor) Sir,-There is ample scope for a compilation of historical records in this district, and it is to be hoped that there will be a ready response to your request for early records before the opportunity passes. Who will tell the story of the early days of Hurstbridge, the old homestead, the remains of which can yet be seen among the buildings of W. H. Gray that granite memorial, eloquent of bushranging days? Follow the winding road north, passing Virtue Hall, the squatting station of W. H. Gray – that granite building built in 1862, now occupied by the Limnmers; then the Bassett homestead. Over the hills to the right is the secluded home of the Lobb family; in the same' quiet valley is situated Hazel Glen, the home of the Reids, with its quaint rambling architecture reminiscent of Old England. What a story a waits the telling! Yours etc., ROBT. M. GREENWOOD., Hurstbridge: August 13, 1932.