Plenty Craft Group

The Plenty Craft Group was started after a meeting was called by Mrs. Kath Heard in early 1983, and originally called the Plenty Art and Craft Group. Kath had grandchildren attending the Plenty Primary School at the time and her own children had also attended the school. For the first few years we met at […]

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Princes Bridge to Hurst’s Bridge

The story of the Hurstbridge railway, with its strange and disjointed origins linked to the “railwaymania” of the 1880s, has much of interest to social, local and railway historians Oddly, the first section of it to open to traffic was completely isolated from the rest of the rail network. When the railway to Heidelberg was opened, at […]

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Yarra River

When Melbournians consider the Yarra River, they think of the last few kilometres flowing through the city. But the Yarra is much more than this. It flows 242 kilometres from headwaters to sea – from its source on the flanks of Mt Baw Baw in the Yarra Ranges National Park, north-east of Melbourne, through the Yarra […]

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Plenty Memorial Gates

In September 1945, the Federal Government offered funding to municipalities to establish War Memorials in various localities. A local committee of residents (called Plenty War Memorial Community Centre) was formed following a public meeting with the objective of planning an appropriate memorial. In attendance at this public meeting were: Cr W Elwers, Mrs L Elwers, […]

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Nillumbik Now and then

The following article outlines the book “Nillumbik Now and Then” by Marguerite Marshall, Pictures Alan King with Marguerite Marshall (Research, Vic. MP Print Publications, 2008) Nillumbik Shire’s history in many ways mirrors that of Australia. Apart from the first people here, the Wurundjeri, this area’s characters and places have included a former convict, Thomas Sweeney, […]

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