Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project

Patients playing cards, 16th Australian General Hospital, Mont Park. Alice Broadhurst Collection. Yarra Plenty Regional Library
The Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project is underway.  This collaboration between Springthorpe, La Trobe University and Darebin Council will examine: Local indigenous history, European settlers, Landscape design and horticultural history (including the work of Hugh Linaker), Hospital and psychiatric care history (Mont Park and Larundel), Key individuals such as Dr. John Springthorpe and Dr Ernest Jones, Architectural and heritage-listed buildings history, Hospital links to World War One returned soldiers and other miltary history, natural, botanical and ecological history (including the wildlife reserves) and history of the Springthorpe estate.
The materials and information gathered will be stored and accessible on a web portal.

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