Famous Painter Old Resident of Eltham

Advertiser January 27, 1928 The picture “Ghosts of Menin Gate,” which has been presented to Australia by Lord Woolavington (formerly Sir James Buchanan) was painted by Mr. Will Longstaff, who is an old resident of Eltham. Mr. Longstaff lived here for a good number of years, and enlisted when the war broke out, subsequently attaining the rank of captain, and being the […]

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Tribute to the Fallen

The Argus June 21, 1921 p. 6 Heidelberg Memorial Unveiled. Erected by public subscription in the grounds of the shire hall, Heidelberg’s memorial to her fallen soldiers was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor yesterday afternoon. It consists of a granite obelisk, and bears the names of 29 soldiers from the district who lost their lives in the Great War. […]

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Anti-conscription Rally

First published on Facebook Nillumbik Chronicles #23 16 January 2015 More than 40,000 people attending a WWI anti-conscription rally on the banks of the Yarra in Melbourne on 21 October 1916. The anti-conscription movement was also active in our Shire. An anti-conscription rally was organised in Panton Hill by Kangaroo Ground wheelwright Mr Fryer. A […]

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Adeline

By M.R. Simkin My grandmother’s ring was very large indeed, so big it hung loosely on my mother’s thumb when she wore it to the jewelers to have it resized. The jeweler was intrigued but didn’t ask questions. My grandmother told me the story in her tiny, crowded kitchen many, many years ago when I innocently asked her why her left ring finger […]

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Greensborough Public Hero, No 1

Hurstbridge Advertiser, 9 April 1937 Mr. Joseph Evans, Anzac – that speaks for itself. The spirit of Anzac, once born in the heart of Australian, years ago now, is still a living thing. It was shown last Sunday, when, without a moment’s hesitation, Mr. Joseph Evans of Greensborough went to the rescue of Betty Thomas, […]

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