Leongatha Avenue of Honour

Leongatha Avenue of Honour On Saturday June 22nd 1918 the community of Leongatha and District gathered near the Leongatha Butter Factory to plant an avenue of trees in a single day.. The Great Southern Star reported the event. “ Never in the history of the Shire of Woorayl has so much enthusiasm been shown in
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Leongatha Court House Centenary

Leongatha Court House Centenary In late October 2012 Leongatha celebrated the centenary of its Court House The Significance of the Court House The former Leongatha Court House, constructed by Frogley & Smith in 1912 at 2 McCartin Street, Leongatha is part of the most important heritage streetscape in the town Why is it Significant? The former Leongatha Court
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Past Presidents

John Murphy, Lola Bailey, Jennifer Hamilton, Robert Sage (current president) John Hyett, Geoff Michael and Ian Lester  
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Centenary of Gallipoli

The Centenary of Gallipoli February 22nd, 2015 This year Australia commemorates 100 years since the landing of the Australian troops at Anzac Cove on April 25th 1915. The Society gained a grant to have photographs of the fallen from the former Woorayl Shire printed and mounted. These will form the main part of an exhibition to be
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The Society celebrated 50 Years.

The Society celebrated 50 Years. February 22nd, 2015 The Society celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 12th. We were fortunate to have, amongst those present, our founding President John Murphy and all other past presidents who are still living. John Murphy spoke about the history of the Society and some history of the Mechanics’ Institute. Wal Cayzer
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