O'Shanassy

Ballyshanassy

13/03/2019 Raine Biancalt

In 1858 the area bounded by Warrigal and Highbury Roads, Burwood Highway (Ballyshanassy Road) and Gardiners Creek (Damper Creek) was named Ballyshanassy in honour of then Victorian Premier, John O’Shanassy.

Relay For Life

Relay power in Hawthorn

13/03/2019 Guest Author

Cancer Council Victoria is appealing to locals of all ages in Hawthorn and the surrounding areas of Boroondara to get a group of family, friends or colleagues together and form a team for Hawthorn’s much-loved Relay For Life on 23 March.

Ultimate Frisbee

Introducing Ultimate Frisbee

12/03/2019 Guest Author

Competitive and friendly, challenging and addictive. There is no sport that compares to the unique dynamics of Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee (sometimes just called “ultimate”) is a non-contact sport that uses a flying disc and is often described as a combination of soccer, netball and American football.

Bellbird Dell steps

Bellbird Dell

23/11/2018 Guest Author

PRIOR to the first European settlers, Bellbird Dell’s landscape was thickly timbered bushland with Kooris of the Wurundjeri tribe hunting and camping in the creeks and gullies. The creek flowed from north of the Dell, through it, and on to join the Dandenong Creek.

The nature play movement

The Teacher Environment Network

23/11/2018 Guest Author

The Teacher Environment Network (TEN) is coordinated between the City of Boroondara and the City of Monash to assist schools and teachers relating to sustainability. TEN offers services and resources to schools about the environment, becoming actively involved in the community, encouraging students to walk or ride their bikes to school and to live more sustainably.

Cheryl and Governor Linda Dessau AC

Cheryl Webster – our Senior of the Year

23/11/2018 Chris Gray

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards recognises older Victorians, who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others in their communities. Burwood’s own Cheryl Webster does us all proud as one of this year’s recipients. Long-time Manager of Burwood Neighbourhood House and a Breast Cancer survivor herself, Cheryl has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the plight of those she helps.

Suzsi's Garden

Hanging around in the Holiday Season

23/11/2018 Suzsi Mandeville

Are you going away this Christmas break? Yes? I can hear your pot plants screaming already! That’s the problem, isn’t it? Who will look after your precious pot plants and hanging baskets while you go off for your vacation? Who will care for them as well as you do? In my family, the answer is no one.

Pianist Nancy Weir in 1929, aged 10

Nancy Weir – pianist and spy

23/11/2018 Raine Biancalt

Nancy Mary Weir was born in Kew on 13 July 1915; a child prodigy, she knew the piano keyboard at 18 months and when four sneaked out to a nearby convent for lessons from a nun. At 13, she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Melbourne Symphony under conductor Fritz Hart following which Melbourne’s lord mayor launched a public subscription for her to study in Europe.