Photographic salute to veterans

Words and picture: Barry Irving THIRTY-three Mornington Peninsula war veterans gathered at Rye RSL on Saturday to take part in a photographic record of surviving World War II veterans. The event reco...

Good old days when Mornington had a train

THE story about the new audio tour of Mornington’s historic buildings generated comment from readers lamenting the loss of the railway and its historic station. (‘Main St history on a sma...

Restoration could see The Pride sail into history

A PIECE of Hastings history left town when The Pride, a six metre couta boat, was placed on the back of a truck and taken to Sorrento. However, owner Tim Mirabella hopes the boat’s future will includ...

Main St history on a smartphone

CITIZENS of 19th century Mornington would be astonished at the latest technology that guides tourists and locals through the history of Main St. No more guide books, pamphlets or humans leading a gro...

Trailblazer inspires those who follow

A VILLAGE Glen resident farewelled at Rosebud Funerals recently was the 13th Victorian police woman and one of the first five to be permitted to take part in police mobile patrols. Joyce McCallum, 97...

Guardians in the surf for 50 years

GUNNAMATTA Surf Life Saving Club members celebrate 50 years of “saving lives and serving the community” this summer. The long stretch of beach they patrol at the southern end of Truemans Rd, Rosebud,...

Family back together after 65 years

THE Crichton family reunion being held at Boneo Cricket Ground, Sunday 1 November, will bring together the six children of pioneer landowner David Maynard Crichton who moved to the area after World W...

Trouble at peninsula heritage icon

A CHANGE in the way the National Trust manages its four historic properties in the region has triggered the resignation of McCrae Homestead’s part-time manager and nine of its 10 volunteers. The home...

A tradition of camping out at Mt Eliza

THERE have been countless happy campers at Mt Eliza over the past 90 years. Apart from when being used to recuperate US soldiers wounded in the Pacific campaign during World War II, the camp has prov...

Wine, green bowl and cherry tree for Irish 800th

MISSION accomplished. Dedicated readers of this journal may recall Cr Graham Pittock being invited to visit Dromana House, Ireland, to help celebrate the 800th anniversary of the FitzGerald family’s ...