First settled by Europeans in the 1840s, originally “Blackburn Creek” was a staging post on the way to Lilydale, centred on the Travellers’ Rest Hotel (erected 1861). Read More
We are based in the Local History Room at
Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex.
Fires are not a new concern for us, as our front page shows. Read More
NEW CHAIRS Arrive!
Thanks to Michael Sukkar we are all enjoying the added comfort of ergonomic computer chairs. Read More
FAMILY DAY MAGIC
A fantastic success with record attendance despite the weather. Read More
At the 2018 Planning meeting it was agreed that the storage of the collection needed reorganisation. A compactus was considered and discarded. Read More
The story on the cover of our last newsletter drew a number of interested comments from readers, one of whom discovered the following article on TROVE. Read More
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