Centenarian’s lifelong link with Baxter

FAMILY and friends celebrated the centenary of long-time Baxter and Somerville resident Mabel Grace Blum at Somerville Bowling Club on Sunday 24 June. The mother of five, grandmother of 10, and great...

‘Mabo’ walk aims to de-mystify history

WILLUM Warrain Aboriginal Association held its second Mornington Peninsula Reconciliation Walk on Sunday – Mabo Day 3 June – with the theme: “Don’t keep history a mystery”. A crowd of about 750, incl...

‘Deserter’ cleared with full military honours

THE Merricks North family of a WWI soldier who went missing in Cairo and was labelled a deserter by the army in Egypt in 1916 is overjoyed that his reputation has been restored. Minister for Defence ...

ANZAC Day – a day to remember

CROWDS flocked to Anzac Day commemorations at Mornington Peninsula towns last week. Organisers were thrilled with the huge turn-out of young people which they hope will ensure the future of the natio...

Tracing life of ‘living legend’

THE launch of a book about long-time Flinders identity Christie Johnstone will be a feature of local RSL activities in the lead-up to Anzac Day (25 April) at Flinders. The 98-year-old farmer was born...

Holidays forged a peninsula lifestyle

HOLIDAYS spent camping on the foreshore allowed Kath and Jack Whiston and their young family to discover the beauty of the West Rosebud area (as it was known then) back in 1951. Staying in a hired ca...

Baxter prepares for centenary

BAXTER will celebrate its centenary on Sunday 6 May and, to mark the occasion, Baxter Residents and Traders Progress Action Committee will hold a shindig at Baxter Primary School on Sunday 18 March. ...

Dromana digger’s diary

RUPERT Norman Debney was a gunner in the 4th Battalion, 2nd brigade, of the Royal Australian Field Artillery, who retired to his parent’s holiday house at Dromana after World War I. A diary of his ex...

Family gathers for Beryl’s 105th

SHOREHAM House, Balnarring, was overflowing with family and friends of Beryl Sheedy who celebrated her 105th birthday, Sunday 14 January. Congratulatory messages were received from Queen Elizabeth, G...