Story of a Chalice

First published as The Story of the Chalice Heidelberg Historian (Heidelberg Historical Society)   October 1994 On 25 August  1994, a special service in the Ivanhoe Grammar School Chapel was the occasion of the presentation of an historical chalice by members of the 2/14th Battalion Association. The story of the chalice was provided in the order […]

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First World War and education

An  Education Department 1920 publication commemorating teachers and staff that had served in the First World War had appendices showing how much each school had raised for the Department’s War Relief Fund. This was Metropolitan District Area 4; the complete list is given as an indication of the schools and their approximate size during the […]

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Preston and Northcote School Sports

The Preston and Northcote School Sports While recently researching the history of Preston and Gowerville Park (aka Preston City Oval), I came across a long forgotten phenomenon of the 1950s and early 60s that I’m sure will strike a chord with many readers of a Certain Age. With a drop-off in interest and attendances in Association football in those years, […]

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Brunswick

Background The area that surveyor Robert Hoddle marked out, destined to be Brunswick, was determined by two straight lines (which later became Park Street and Moreland Road), drawn from Moonee Ponds to Merri Creek. Halfway between the creek a line north to south was marked which at first was known as Pentridge Road and was […]

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