Burwood High school

A site for sore eyes

22/02/2017 John Griffith

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 […]

Camberwell Inn, 554 Burke Road, circa 1890s

Camberwell – named after a Pub

21/12/2016 Raine Biancalt

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 […]

Edna as a young girl

An Extraordinary Life

02/12/2016 Raine Biancalt

IT was an auspicious day on 6 August 1926 in Kent, England, when Edna Frances Clarke joined the fold. By age three, it was clear she had weak ankles so her aunt suggested enrolling her […]

When I was a bushranger

09/09/2016 Norman Campbell

In the good old days of the cinema, when pictures flickered like summer lightning on the screen; when talkies were never dreamt of and when Hollywood was never heard of, they sometimes tried to construct […]

Beaufort A9-102 airplane

Beauforts away

09/08/2016 Lisa Posthoorn

IN March 1939, with war imminent, the Australian government made the ambitious decision to build a modern warplane – the Bristol Aeroplane Company type 152 – later known as the ‘Beaufort’. Selected for manufacture was […]

Garden designer Thomas Pockett

A Pockett Full of Gardens

06/08/2016 William Orange

MANY Melburnians will be familiar with the names if not the garden design work of the likes of William Guilfoyle and Carlo Catani. Thomas Pockett has largely been forgotten, in spite of his modest but […]

Policeman outside Flinders St

A fair cop

06/08/2016 Raine Biancalt

THE Reporter of 11 July 1889 – with a banner proclaiming circulation in ‘Box Hill, Surrey Hills, Canterbury, Balwyn, Camberwell, Doncaster, Burwood, Blackburn, Mitcham and Ringwood’ and cost one penny – contained a delightful anecdote. […]