Happy returns for centenarian

EIGHTY friends and family from all parts of Victoria and interstate gathered at Rye RSL recently for a surprise party to celebrate Meryl Taylor’s 100th Birthday. Born in Torrita, a small farming town...

Signs tell Ranelagh story

SIX large signs telling the history of heritage-listed Ranelagh Estate have been installed at Mt Eliza. Ranelagh was designed in 1924 by world-renowned American architects, planners and designers Wal...

Story of Rose postcards

HISTORY buffs know about the Rose Series of postcards produced by Victorian photographer George Rose’s business, the Rose Stereograph Company. Many scenes of the Mornington Peninsula were captured by...

Hear them roar with pride for 100-year milestone

PENINSULA Lions clubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International, and the 70th anniversary of the organisation in Australia. The first Lions club met in Chicago in the United ...

Champion of Western Port’s unique ecology

OBITUARY Brian David Cuming OAM, 10 January 1928–23 May 2017, scientist, environmental activist SCIENTIST Brian Cuming played a major role in the protection of Western Port for more than 40 years. Dr...

The Tyabb Training Farm Project

DURING the 1960’s the Prahran Methodist Mission, assisted by the local community, undertook this project which involved thousands of working hours freely given by children, teenagers, and adults. Ori...

Memorial service for lost footballers

A COMMEMORATION to mark the 125th anniversary of the drowning of 15 Mornington Football Club players in 1892 will be held 2pm, Sunday 21 May. The event will be at the footballers’ memorial, above, on...

Poppies among the pages

POPPIES picked on Flanders Fields, France, during WWI have been found in the pages of a book donated to the Victorian Maritime Centre Museum, Crib Point. Honorary member Norman Oates donated the book...

Anzac cavalcade for MCG’s big day

ALAN Day, pictured, was last week again preparing to join the ranks of veterans being driven around the MCG before the traditional Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon. It is the second t...

New hat for day to remember

IT’s just a hat – a Digger’s slouch hat – but the memories it stirs in Mornington veteran Laurie Hill go back 70 years to the dark days of World War II. Mr Hill, 91, joined the Australian Imperial Fo...