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
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.