July-August 2019

At the 2018 Planning meeting it was agreed that the storage of the collection needed reorganisation. A compactus was considered and discarded. Read More

Collecting Our History

Saturday 17 August 1:00 pm. Attend our AGM, followed by a talk by Patty Boxhall on why we collect for museums and best practices for collecting. Read More

Mary’s Story

Mary’s Childhood I was born on 7 May 1887 in a rather pleasing, but humble, stone cottage that my father built, following the design of Read More

Robert James O’Hara

29811 Gunner Robert James O’Hara, 119th Howitzer Battery from Blackburn, Victoria. A 31 year old orchardist prior to enlisting on 23 February 1916, he embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 3 October 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas. Read More

Ralph Stanley Jones

Portrait of 3523 R. Stanley Jones, “B” Company 59th Battalion (AIF), Died of disease 15 February 1917, Fleurbaix, France. Read More

Alfred Ernest Johnston

721 Private (Pte) Alfred Ernest Johnston, 9th Battalion from Blackburn, Victoria, wearing a militia uniform and sitting at the wheel of an early automobile. Read More

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