Thomastown Wesleyan Cemetery

The cemetery is located at the rear of  Thomastown Primary School and is maintained by the City of Whittlesea Records of the Cemetery were non existent in 1984. The following Names were obtained from Notes taken by myself and others also Undertakers. Beryl Patullo. – There were very few left, and a rough diagram of the […]

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Early days of Thomastown and Lalor

A Sunday School picnic from Thornbury as a child, used to be to either the Presbyterian church at Epping or Whittlesea. Epping road was only bitumen barely wide enough for two cars, with gravel on the sides, and most of the side roads were unmade until 1964. The original (Thomastown)  Doctors surgery was a tin […]

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Country Life in Mahoneys Lane

When I was in the fifth grade, in the early fifties my life seemed to be changed forever. .. By Mary Renshaw (nee Eastman) The family left the busy suburb of Moonee Ponds to go to Keon Park where there were dirt roads, no electricity, no telephone, wood stove and copper and miles treed paddocks. […]

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Johanna Caroline Wuchatsch

The following article appeared in “Friends of Westgarthtown, inc. News” April 2008 and is reproduced here with permission. In January 2008, the Victorian Government called on descendants of Victoria’s first suffragists to come forward and be part of celebrations to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote in November 1908. Victoria’s decision […]

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Moon Cake Festival

Held in conjunction with the Whittlesea Hertiage Program, the Moon Cake Festival is celebrated by Chinese around the world. A major event, the festival is marked with dances, moon gazing and eating moon cakes. It is a special occasion for family reunions. The 2008 local event was held on Saturday 13 September, 2008 at the Thomastown […]

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