Issue #144, Autumn 2017

Camberwell – Named after a Pub

In 1853 newly-arrived George Eastaway built a corrugated iron hotel at what is now the corner of Burke and Riversdale Roads. The junction was a minor stopping place on the road to Gippsland and Wood’s Point gold diggings. As the area reminded him of Camberwell Green in London, Eastaway named his pub the Camberwell Inn and … Continue reading Camberwell – Named after a Pub

By: Raine Biancalt

The artists’ muse for 65 years

There’s a reason the Box Hill Art Group has been going strong for 65 years this year. Commencing in 1952, it has serviced its community well, nurturing the talents of thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists along the way. Its weekly classes cater for watercolour, oil, acrylic, … Continue reading The artists’ muse for 65 years

By: Colin Stephen

Burwood Walks #16: Blackburn Lake

Our sixteenth walk takes us to an area which is quite shady; namely the wonderful Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. The length of this walk lies between 6 and 10km, depending upon how much “exploration” you do within the sanctuary. We start this walk at  Laburnum Railway Station and walk through the Blackburn Creeklands to the sanctuary. From Burwood … Continue reading Burwood Walks #16: Blackburn Lake

By: Mark Learmonth

A site for sore eyes

Original Burwood High School teacher John Griffith joined the school at its temporary site in 1955. He recalls the eager expectation – and the reality – of the first day teachers and students saw their school in its permanent location. We arrived expectantly at our newly ready school in February 1956, after the previous year’s stay in unlined steel huts … Continue reading A site for sore eyes

By: John Griffith

The Highway Gallery for talent

THE City of Monash’s community gallery, The Highway Gallery, is going from strength to strength and, in 2015, celebrated its 25th anniversary with an exhibition of selected works by previous Exhibitors. The gallery had its germination way back in 1965 when Waverley was something of a cultural desert as far as visual arts were concerned … Continue reading The Highway Gallery for talent

By: Raine Biancalt