Key decision-maker’s lime burning heritage

OBITUARY Kenneth Jack Spunner, 24 August 1927–18 June 2016, rabbit trapper, registered hairdresser, wool valuer, dairyman, wool grower, market gardener, shire councillor, real estate agent, land deve...

Cobbers-in-arms make their way ‘home’

PETER Munro feels he’s near the end of a campaign to have the names of two Sorrento boys killed in WWI placed on the Fromelles Commemorative Wall along with their 1300 comrades-in-arms. For the past ...

Pt Nepean hearth clue to historic cooking methods

AN “exceptionally well preserved” Aboriginal hearth has been found at Point Nepean National Park. The presence of heat retaining stones in the hearth makes it very unusual, and the only one like it f...

When digging deep’s a labour of love

A MAN with a passion for history is keeping the memories of our ancestors alive. Ray Gibb, of Rosebud, has a special focus on Victorians generally, and Mornington Peninsula pioneering families up to ...

Retaining links with the past

RYE Historical Society has completed repairs at the Old Schoolhouse, and up-graded its displays inside its small museum. As well as using its own funds, support has come from Rye Primary School, Sout...

That’s not a score, this is a score!

By Lance Hodgins IN round seven last year Hastings Football Club defeated Tyabb by the massive margin of 224 points (38.23 to 4.3). This reminded me of the scene in the movie “Crocodile Dundee” when ...

Camp’s chapel has a new lease on life

VICTORIA’S longest-running camp, YMCA Camp Manyung, is celebrating the restoration of its historic outside chapel, the Crosby Memorial Chapel, after receiving $74,000 from Victorian Heritage Restorat...

Book to show historical value of Ranelagh

THREE authors have started a crowdfunding campaign for funds to publish a history of Mt Eliza’s famous Ranelagh Estate. Ranelagh was designed in 1924 by world-renowned American architects, planners a...

Remembering the forgotten heroes

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. On every Anzac Day it is cu...