A Devotion to Duty

“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer rendered valuable service throughout three days’ operations. The information furnished by his reconnaissance was invaluable, and helped greatly to the success of two advances. He showed marked ability in adapting captured machine guns for use against the enemy, instructing the gunners and helping them in every way. He led a […]

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Nillumbik cemetery

In 1867, 2 acres of land was set aside and trustees from 6 denominations appointed to oversee establishment of the Nillumbik cemetery at Diamond Creek.  It stands as a record of the pioneering families of the district and little has changed little since its foundation, although a fire early in the 20th century destroyed fences, […]

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Diamond Creek : truck accident kills sheep : Ryan Brothers Butchers

Hurstbridge Advertiser, 18th March 1932. SHEEP KILLED BY MOTOR TRUCK. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES SUCCEEDS. Claiming £11/4/4 for certain sheep alleged to have been killed by a motor truck on the Diamond Creek road near Greensborough Park on September 9 last, Ryan Bros, butchers, of Diamond Creek, brought an action against Henry Hardy, of Bentleigh, contractor, at Heidelberg court, on March 3. William Clifton, drover, said that on September […]

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