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"
Morwell - Past to Present"
is now available for purchase from Morwell Historical Society

Price: $25.00 + $5.00 postage

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The Morwell District Boer War Commemorative Service and Graphic Exhibition - held onWednesday, 11th October 2017

The Morwell District Boer War Commemorative Service and Graphic Exhibition was a huge
success.

Thank you to the Morwell RSL for providing its facilities and for conducting the Boer War
Commemorative Service - on the 118th anniversary of the commencement of the Boer War. It
was an appropriate occasion to remember the 51 soldiers and 3 civilians from the Morwell
District who participated in this conflict.

Mr. Russell Northe MP, Member for Morwell and Rob de Souza-Daw, Project Researcher unveiled
the Roll of Honour.

The Society acknowledges the financial contributions from the Department of Veterans
Affairs, the Latrobe City Council and the Latrobe Valley Authority. We appreciate the
positive response from local community organisations, businesses, service providers and
families of the soldiers and civilians.

The funding and in-kind contributions enabled the Morwell Historical Society to Salute the
Service of largely forgotten soldiers that served in a forgotten war.

Thank you to our members who volunteered and assisted at both the Commemorative Service and
at the Graphic Exhibition. We are very grateful for your assistance.

A DVD of the Commemorative Service will be available in approximately 3 weeks - watch this
space for further details.

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Mr. Russell Northe MP, Member for Morwell and Rob de Souza-Daw, Project Researcher unveiled the Roll of Honour.

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If you have an interest in the local history of Morwell and surrounds, then you have come to the right place and the Morwell Historical Society welcomes you to our website.

We are a group of people who share a pride and interest in the heritage and history of our district.

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This is an early photo of the Masonic Lodge which is now our home at Hazelwood Road.

The Foundation stone was laid by D. McKay - (Past Grand Junior Deacon) on 28th January 1927.

For a short period of time from 7th May 1950, official Baptist Church services were conducted at the Masonic Lodge by Rev. G. E. Williams. A Baptist Church was built the following year and opened on 26th April 1952.

It is one of the few historic buildings left in Morwell that is covered by a heritage overlay by the Latrobe City Council and therefore the front of the building may not be altered.

In March 2015 we bought the building and moved in!

This photo is of the Post Office as it was on the corner of Commercial Road and Tarwin Street where the Commonwealth Bank now is. postofficeNote there is no clock which dates the photo to the 1930s as a clock was not installed until 1937.

The Post Office is such a centrally recognizable building of Morwell and we have adopted it as our Society's logo.