Departure of the first Anzac convoy February 22nd, 2015 Saturday November 1st was the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Anzac convoy from Albany. On the transports were some young men from Leongatha and district. They were : Tom Alexander Horace Bair William Cook John Carl Due Leo and Llew Gwyther Ernest Muhleison Allan
The Victorian Community History Awards On October 23rd at the Victorian Community History Awards “From Inkwell to Internet: a century of State Secondary Education in Leongatha” won the collaborative community history section. These awards are organised by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and The Public Records Office of Victoria. They celebrate and reward the
The VicRoads Centenary Exhibition June 18th, 2013 2013 marks 100 years since the forming of the Country Roads Board (CRB). This was the Government authority responsible for the maintenance and construction of Victoria’s arterial road network. The first Chairman was William Calder who remained in that position until his death in 1928. The Calder Highway was named in
Celebrating our Pioneers December 22nd, 2013 The exhibition opening on Australia Day will continue the theme of highlighting the districts pioneers. Archivist Pat Spinks has been reading a diary written by Emily Funnell in the 1880s. The Funnells were pioneers of the Wooreen area and Emily lived with her brother George from 1886 until she married in 1888.
The Gippsland History awards August 19th, 2014 On Saturday May 17th Gippsland Historians Dr Meredith Fletcher and Lyn Skillern were presented with awards for their outstanding contribution to the recording and publishing of the history of Gippsland. Marion Holding of Lakes Entrance was also given a welldeserved award for her work in preserving and promoting the history of the