Telegram history

Telegram for You

01/11/2019 Barrie Harding

Australia’s first telegraph line was erected between Melbourne and Williamstown in 1853 and 1854 by Samuel McGowan, a recently immigrated Canadian telegrapher. The line covered 17km and went into operation less than 10 years after the opening on 1 May 1844 of the first public telegraph line in the world linking Baltimore and Washington DC.

Anyone for (Table) Tennis?

02/09/2019 Raine Biancalt

The Phoenix Park Table Tennis Club (PPTTC), established in 2014 by Paul Bronstein and Graeme Scarlett, says it caters for players of all abilities – from beginners to hot shots! Their youngest player is six years old and the oldest is 94 years young.

Sing your way to happiness

02/09/2019 Raine Biancalt

The Ashburton With One Voice Choir at the Burwood Village Autumn Festival in May this year. Creativity Australia believes it offers a unique arts-health social inclusion program and you are invited to experience the joy, […]

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Food Relief and Free Meals

29/08/2019 Lisa Posthoorn

Websites listing locations around Melbourne offering food relief:Health Direct Local Food Connect Community Meals at St Mark’s first Thursdays of the month at 12:30pm. Free hot lunch. Just turn up. No need to book. Transport […]

Box Hill Art group Exhibition

Box Hill Art group Exhibition

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

The Box Hill Art Group’s 67th Annual Exhibition is an eagerly awaited event for art lovers, artists and non-artists alike. On at the Box Hill Lower Town Hall, it features a wide range of original paintings and drawings.

Astolat Mansion and garden

Open Gardens presents Astolat

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

Astolat is an unexpected gem hidden behind a screen of plants on busy Riversdale Road. The elegant and beautifully maintained two-acre garden surrounds an impressive Italianate Victorian mansion, providing a rare glimpse of life in gracious nineteenth-century Melbourne.
Where: 630 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
When: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, 10am–4:30pm

Umbrella Dementia Cafes

Umbrella Dementia Cafés

29/08/2019 Raine Biancalt

Umbrella Dementia Cafés (UDC), a new independent charity based in Melbourne, has a vision to improve the social health and wellbeing of couples and families living at home with dementia. UDC believe these individuals can be better supported with the provision of purpose-driven social hubs called ‘Cafés’. Ideally these Cafés are close to the home of the person with dementia as they benefit from familiarity within their immediate environment.