Babirra Music Theatre production

Babirra – a brief history

23/08/2016 Lisa Posthoorn

ON 24 April 1956, an enthusiastic group of people associated with Jordanville Methodist Church staged a variety concert at the church’s Electra Avenue location. The first half included vocal solos and duets and piano items, […]

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 […]

Thomas Pockett and Family 1912

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 significant opus of executed designs of municipal gardens in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

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. […]