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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The Shire of Whittlesea: the Outbreak of War

According to the Municipal Directory of 1918, the Shire of Whittlesea comprised Arthur’s Creek, Bruce’s Creek, Bundoora, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping (population 625), Mernda,  South Yan Yean (700), Merriang, Morang (South, 725), Nutfield, Scrubby Creek, Tanck’s Corner, Thomastown (283), Whittlesea (800), Woollert, Woodstock (275) and Yan Yean.  All of the place names today remain with […]

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A Gift from Egypt

In 1917, a young soldier on leave took a day trip down Port Phillip Bay in the excursion steamer Reliance. On the return trip, while there was a “sing-song” around the piano, he was joined where he was sitting apart, by a young girl to whom he’d been introduced earlier, “and we talked.” Sam continued, […]

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Andy Williams

Andy was born in Bentleigh on February 14, 1944. He Moved house to Heidelberg at age 5 Andy attended Heidelberg state school, he walked 1.5km every morning to get there. Andy then moved to watsonia tech. Qualifications: Fitting and turning tradesman, Diploma of production engineering 1961 started a 5 year fitting and turning apprenticeship. 1st […]

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