Index to our newsletters 1997 to 2004

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January 1997 Vol 14 No. 1
Another Heritage Walk
Meredith Fletcher guest speaker at our end of year meeting
Donation of computer from LaTrobe Shire for our use
Invitation Eric Lubcke 80th birthday
Australia Post Delivers!
Upcoming Kingsford Smith Centenary Celebrations
Famous Airman Visits Morwell in "Southern Cross" Advertiser Nov. 3 1932
Returned Soldiers and Citizens meet Sir Chas. Kingsford Smith
The Peace Loan Aeroplane Visits Morwell "Advertiser" 12 September 1919
Aeroplane Wrecked at Traralgon - Engine Goes Wrong
Papers by Aeroplane "Advertiser" 23 July 1920

March 1997 Vol 14 No. 2
Kingsford-Smith Centenary/President's 80th
Glasses and Coffee Mugs screen printed
"History of Morwell Open Cut" - donation
St Mary's Church open to public
Morwell Players - donation of trophies and awards
Visit to Traralgon Historical Society
The Morwell Players by Perc Mooney
Morwell safe for 50 years 1946
St Mary's Church - History
Morwell Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary 1946

May 1997 Vol 14 No. 3
Office Bearers 1996/97
Our changing display in Subway shop
LaTrobe Shire invitation for displays in municipal offices
Cataloguing continues with help from Michael Binz
Report: Combined Historical Societies Meeting
Upcoming Strzelecki Biography - Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki
We're Changing our Sign
Meet the Computer
RHSV - Items of Interest
Heritage Trail Proposed - Mr Peter Leslie
Advance Morwell "Advertiser" January 6 1928
Upcoming CGS Conference - There's No Place Like Home"

July 1997 Vol 14 No. 4
Eric Lubcke resigns
Correction from last month's newsletter
Our display in the showcase at Morwell Shire Office
Strzelecki Festival 200th anniversary of birth of Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki
Polish Art Exhibition
Morwell Fights the Flu "Advertiser" 14 February 1919
Emergency Hospital - Celebrating its Closing, "Advertiser" August 29 1919

September 1997 Vol 14 No. 5
New president: Stephen Hellings
Cataloguing Committee disbanded, Ted/Eric/Bruce/Dot/Joyce
Strzelecki Exhibition was impressive
Hunt for History on Film for upcoming "Our Century" Herald-Sun 1/8/1997
A Chemist on the Coalfields by Joan Poynter
RHSV - Items of Interest
Call for compulsory history lessons "Sunday Herald Sun" 23 March 1997
Upcoming CGS Conference - There's No Place Like Home"

November 1997 Vol 14 No. 6
Threatened closure of CGS
Formation of Latrobe Shire Combined History Group
Strzelecki Festival a Success
Photos from Tenterfield - Morwell in the 1930s/40s
Morwell Bridge crossing - possible site of Cultural Significance
Photo: Godridge family outside Morwell Bridge Club

January 1998 Vol 15 No. 1
Patrick Morgan receives award
Volunteer Michael Farrell start cataloguing
One of the Palm Trees vandalised
More on Morwell Bridge crossing
LaTrobe Shire Combined History Group first meeting
Aeroplane Visits Morwell "Advertiser" 19 March 1920
Gippsland Schooldays - Muriel Feehan (nee Williams)/Bruce McMaster, remember
Photo: Coleman children off to school
Invitation to Commercial Road Primary School 120 years celebrations

March 1998 Vol 15 No. 2
Donation: Framed Lodge certificate Mr George Norman Johnson April 1928
Combined History Group Report
Our latest display in the foyer of LaTrobe House
A Century Ago-The Gippsland Bushfires "A Souvenir History of Morwell" I.T. Maddern
Memories of Commercial Road School - Various members remember
Morwell Post Office
Upcoming Exhibition: Victorian Buildings and Builders - Gippsland

May 1998 Vol 15 No. 3
Office Bearers 1998/99
Thank You presentation to Eric Lubcke
Visitors to the Information Centre
Upcoming Hazelwood Cemetery Walk
Upcoming excursion to Coal Creek by Traralgon HS
Upcoming launch of "Jericho on the Jordan" Gaye Rogers
Upcoming Gippsland History Conference
We are on the internet
Bridle Family home to be restored
Photo collection from "Snapping up the Past" donated by Rev. David Pargeter
The Wonders of Modern Technology
Pa's Rolls Royce by Joyce Cleary
The Case of the Misplaced Telegram - visit of the Duke of Gloucester to Morwell 1934
First Church Service in the Morwell District - June 4 1848

July 1998 Vol 15 No. 4
Centre Club Hotel closes to become pizza restaurant
Hazelwood Cemetery Walk with Lou Bond
150th anniversary church service at St Luke's Uniting Church
Family Life in Yallourn 1956 - Prue McGoldrick
From the President's Fact File - Fire Brigade
Preserving Our Heritage - several items of interest

September 1998 Vol 15 No. 5
Mirboo North-Morwell Railway display
Cataloguing progress
From the President's Fact File - Mechanics Institute Hall
Memories of the Mirboo Line
Morwell's Club Hotel
Abattoir Closes
Photos: Morwell's Club Hotel - Then and Now

November 1998 Vol 15 No. 6
Upcoming International Six Day Enduro Championship display
From the President's Fact File - Morwell's Newspapers
Armistice Day
Invitation to Mirboo and District HS Armistice Day commemoration
Trivia answers

January 1999 Vol 16 No. 1
$500 from Hazelwood Power for heritage signage
Call for more volunteers for cataloguing
$750 from Latrobe Shire for computer upgrade
Federation - What do you know about it?
Whatever happened to ... Post Office Clock/John Rintoull's Anvil/The Hub/Memorial Oak Tree?
A Suburb in the making "Advertiser" 9 December 1937
The New A.P.M. Settlement "Advertiser" 15 February 1940

March 1999 Vol 16 No. 2
More cataloguing by Mick Farrell
Central Business District recording group under way
Whatever happened to ... some answers
Upcoming Heritage Walk through the Rose Garden
The Morwell Pottery
A Date with Confusion - the new millennium
La Trobe v Latrobe

May 1999 Vol 16 No. 3
Office Bearers for 1999
FOUND!! John Rintoull's Anvil!
Donations - Various
Light Horse & Field Museum visit
Computer grant of $750 from LaTrobe Shire
Working in Morwell - Jean Mooney/Lou Bond

July 1999 Vol 16 No. 4
Donation: Gippsland My Home Ground by Father Frank Ruth
Donations: Amy's Diaries/Against the Odds/From Melbourne to England - Connie Keat
Donation: Garden in the Valley by Jean Galbraith
Historic Markers - update
RHSV - is moving
Deplorable and Disgusting Conditions at Coal Mine!
Battle for Australia Commemoration Day
"White City"
S.E.C. Housing Project "Advertiser" August 24 1950
Working in Morwell District - Lou Bond
My Working Years in Morwell - Jean Mooney

September 1999 Vol 16 No. 5
Thanks - Gippsland Water/Marion Holding/Flo Lamb/Sheila Moody/ LaTrobe Shire/ member Volunteers
Grant application for copying minute and rate books
Traralgon HS trip to Lilydale Historical Museum
Powerworks Night Tour
Traralgon HS web page
A Hundred Years Ago - 1899
My Working Years in Morwell - Jean Mooney
Working in Morwell District-The Timber Industry - Lou Bond

November 1999 Vol 16 No. 6
Short biography of Lou Bond for his 90th birthday
Mike Farrell and Kym Tunbridge still cataloguing
Still More Trivia!
My Working Years in Morwell - Jean Mooney
Working in Morwell District-Bushfires in the area - Lou Bond
From Mrs Lance Rawson's Australian Cook & Laundry Book - 1897

January 2000 Vol 17 No. 1
Our current tenure looks doubtful
Combined History Group questions Shire on Heritage Policy
Michael Farrell retires from cataloguing - thanks Mick
Photographic project - Morwell 2000 - under way
Permission granted to erect site signs
Donation from Alan and Rosalie Davey
Upcoming Traralgon HS excursion to Tarraville
Trivia answers
Looking Back - Transport, by Lou Bond

March 2000 Vol 17 No. 2
$2,500 grant for computer upgrade
Excursion to "White City"
Heritage Signs
Local Involvement in the Boer War
Recent Reunions: Church of England Fellowship/ Woolworth's Store
Upcoming Celebration of Roses Festival
Airlie Bank Homestead to be opened
Dedication of Maryvale Memorial Gates "Advertiser" February 12 1953

May 2000 Vol 17 No. 3
Office Bearers
Latest on our Housing Crisis!
Upcoming Cemetery Walk
Airlie Bank Gallery open
Traralgon Historical Society excursion to Protea Farm
Airlie Bank
Some useful information - old measurements
PRO Vic opens in Caseledon Place
Centenary of Federation Approaches
Some Recipes for you to try-From Mrs Lance Rawson's Australian Cook & Laundry Book - 1897

July 2000 Vol 17 No. 4
Gippsland Heritage Seminar
Donation of video on Yallourn Power Station
RHS Victoria - 4-day excursion
More on our imminent move
Three Lives of the "Emden" Steam Whistle
Eighty Years Ago - notable events "Advertiser"
RHSV - Items of Interest

September 2000 Vol 17 No. 5
We have moved to Church Street
Kym Tunbridge to call it a day - thanks Kym
Opening times under discussion
Farewell Valma Plant
Donations from SECV: six videos of Yallourn and SEC
News from Here and There
Yallourn North and District HS taking shape
A Trip to the Gippsland Coalfields, 27 June 1874

November 2000 Vol 17 No. 6
Visit by RHSV
Sharing our premises with Morwell Art Group
Looking Back: Police Wanted at Morwell/Township Improvements
Federation - Some Facts
When Children went out to play - "Herald-Sun" 10.8.1993

January 2001 Vol 18 No. 1
Vale Jean Mooney
Upcoming Centenary of Federation Parade
Upcoming display: Celebration of the Women of Gippsland
Zenna Rintoull - Morwell's First School Teacher
Maryvale Ridge School No. 1939
RHSV - Items of Interest

March 2001 Vol 18 No. 2
Upcoming Traralgon HS trip to National Trust's Gulf Station
Grades 3&4 visit to our Society
Plants of Significance to the Ganai Community
Dad's War Stuff - The Diaries
Rules for Teachers - 1897
Rules for Teachers - 1915
200 year Commemoration of Churchill island
Fancy a Flying Fox? Recipe from Mrs Lance Rawson's Australian Cook & Laundry Book - 1897
Talkies for Morwell! "Advertiser" July 24 1931

May 2001 Vol 18 No. 3
Centenary of Federation Parade a success
Office Bearers for the coming year
Upcoming "Celebration of Women's Work" display
Morwell Forty Eight Years Ago "Argus" July 2 1953
Would You Buy This Product? - Dosey-Do "Argus" July 2 1953
Little Could go a Long Way
July 2001 Vol 18 No. 4
"Celebration of Women" Display a Winner!
Collins Street State School No. 4655
Mechanical Vacuum Cleaner
Victorian Federation Exhibition

September 2001 Vol 18 No. 5
Proposed Heritage Walks brochure
Maffra & District HS invitation to Luncheon
Hazelwood Power - Preserving the Cultural Heritage
Donation: Memories of Yallourn, "Jaberanda & Co ..." by Prue McGoldrick
"No Place for a Colony" by Richard Cotter
RHSV - Items of Interest

November 2001 Vol 18 No. 6
Collins Street SS site marker
Collection Management Workshop
Koo-wee-rup Swamp HS visitors
Combined History Group meeting
Request to Council to acquire former National Bank as an Historical Centre
A Brief Outline of Hospital Facilities in Morwell to 1980
Memories of Collins Street - Betty Woolley (nee Winchester)
Betty recalls the "Karma" and Church Street in the fifties

Jan/Feb 2002 Vol 19 No. 1
"Cockies, Townies, Church and the Rest"
Book Launch "Digging People Up for Coal"
Proposed Extension of Hazelwood Open Cut Coal Field
Recent Addition: Biography of Stan Winchester
Recent Addition: "Cows and Coal"
Recent Addition: Press Records of Hazelwood/Churchill from Mr J. Koedijk
Recent Addition: 60 year History of Morwell Caledonian Pipe Band 1939-1999
Recent Addition: Hazelwood Estate School 60th Anniversary Reunion
Recent Addition: Photos and Bricks
Newspaper cuttings - 1962

March 2002 Vol 19 No. 2
Launch of "Digging People Up for Coal" by Dr Meredith Fletcher
Insurance of public and community organizations
Fire in Tulloch's Buildings "Advertiser" 22 November 1929
2002 Victorian Heritage Festival Program

May 2002 Vol 19 No. 3
Heritage Celebrations - Tour of Hazelwood Cemetery/ Town Walk and Talk
Official Launching of our Website
Opening of Old Brown Coal Mine Museum
Obituary - George J Elder-Berwick 11 January 1951
Gilbert Memorial Pulpit Dedicated 19 March 1953

July 2002 Vol 19 No. 4
Boer War Anniversary - 100th anniversary
Sad Death of Sergeant M.T. McDonald, "Gazette" 19 April 1901
Opening of Alexandra Park - "Advertiser" August 5 1904
Quiz Time

September 2002 Vol 19 No. 5
Morwell Players - Return of Bruce Carroll Memorial Plaque
Fire - A Narrow Escape "Advertiser" 26 July 1901
Methodist Church Re-opening "Advertiser" November 23 1950
Premiership Ladder 1950
Quiz Corner
From Our Historical Diary - September

November 2002 Vol 19 No. 6
Annual Dinner Report
Grants for Computer Accessories
Samples from our Collection of Photographs
Mountain Hut Hotel - Information required
Hazelwood Ridge School No. 1768
Electric Train Service for Gippsland "Advertiser" 5 March 1953
Morwell Petty Sessions Advertiser" June 20 1901
From the Classifieds ...
From Our Historical Diary - November
Quiz Corner??

January 2003 Vol 20 No. 1
New Morwell Library
Zenna Rintoull (nee McCrory) 1860-1901
Commonwealth Bank opened November 1 1951
From Our Photographic Collection
From our Wedding File - Brazel-Donohue "Advertiser" 19 April 1901
The Cricketer's Hotel closed "Advertiser" 9 January 1931
Elizabeth Wilmot pre-School Centre "Advertiser" 3 June 1965
From Our Historical Diary - January
Quiz Corner??

March 2003 Vol 20 No. 2
Heritage Activities
"Our Boys" Volume 1
Old Green to be Vacated - Morwell Bowling Club "Advertiser" 9 September 1948
Brown Coal Briquettes "Advertiser" March 26 1926
Morwell Shire Presidents - Lou W. Bond
Death of Early Resident of Hazelwood - Mr Henry Medew Senr "Advertiser" 20 February 1947
From Our Historical Diary - March
Quiz Corner??

May 2003 Vol 20 No. 3
Vale Lou Bond 1909-2003
Death of Mr Hugo Frost-Samuels "Advertiser" January 15 1948
Interesting Bits: Paddle Brothers Shoes/St Vincent's Catholic Church Morwell East
Photo of Dot Bartlett
From our Wedding File - Gude-Watson "Advertiser" November 5 1926
From Our Historical Diary - May
Quiz Corner?

July 2003 Vol 20 No. 4
Vale Lorna Williams
Youth's Narrow Escape "Advertiser" November 19 1926
Police Officer Honoured "Advertiser" 9 December 1948
"As Time Goes By" The Changing Face of Morwell
Another Pioneer Passes, Mrs McMillan "Advertiser "July 30 1926
From Our Wedding File - Beckman-Burney "Advertiser" 14 October 1948
From Our Historical Diary - July
Quiz Corner?

September 2003 Vol 20 No. 5
Kurnai College Morwell Campus to close in 2004
Morwell's Fire Stations
Fire Stations Then and Now
Death of Mr John Flewin "Advertiser" August 1946
Mill visit by Sir Dallas Brooks "Advertiser" October 2 1958
Morwell Shire Presidents: Cr Les Hare
From Our Historical Diary - September
Quiz Corner?

November 2003 Vol 20 No. 6
Annual Dinner
Pride of Workmanship Award
Morwell Church of Christ - Winifred Street
Dr. Sutcliffe Crosses the Bar "Advertiser" June 29 1946
The Great Morwell Coal Mine "Gazette" March 22 1901
Wardrops Open in Morwell "Advertiser" October 5 1950
Quiz Corner?

February 2004 Vol 21 No. 1
Donation of copies of "A Souvenir History of Morwell"  Ivan Maddern
Donation of copies of "History of State Education in Victoria" Ivan Maddern
From Our Wedding File - Winchester-Benn "Advertiser" 8 August 1935
Fire "Advertiser" 31 May 1929
Offensive Behaviour "Advertiser" 29 August 1935
ANZ Bank "Advertiser" July 17 1958
Obituary - Mr E.W. Poynter "Advertiser" 7 February 1935
Quiz Corner?

April 2004 Vol 21 No. 2
Upcoming walks: Hazelwood Cemetery/Morwell's CBD
Office Bearers
Now available: Changing Landscapes" Linda Kennett and Meredith Fletcher
Now available: "History of Morwell High School" I.T. Maddern
Bush Fires near Morwell "Advertiser" 25 March 1948
Masonic Service "Advertiser" August 20 1926
Election of Councillors "Advertiser" 23 August 1901
Hero of Ambon W. Doolan "Advertiser" 4 November 1948
Modern premises for E.S. & A. Bank "Advertiser" January 7 1957
"As Time Goes By" Then and Now - La Mode
Quiz Time!

June 2004 Vol 21 No. 3
Heritage Walks around Hazelwood Cemetery and Morwell CBD
From Our Wedding File - Amiet-Willis "Advertiser" 14 June 1929
Advance Morwell "Advertiser" 2 August 1929
Photo: Mr W.E. Wilson's shop
Obituary - Mr Brinsmead Snr "Advertiser" 29 August 1935
Yallourn Hospital opened "Advertiser" 18 January 1929
From Our Historical Diary - June
Quiz Corner?

August 2004 Vol 21 No. 4
Grant from Federal Govt to purchase Video Recorder
Upgrade of Hazelwood Ridge SS site
Help wanted about identifying bridge site
Store Destroyed "Advertiser" 4 March 1927
Obituary - Mrs Nadenbousch Snr "Advertiser" 4 October 1929
Farewell to Dr Mitchell "Advertiser" 17 April 1947
"As Time Goes By" Then and Now - Town Hall
Railway Services in Gippsland "Advertiser" 25 April 1935
From Our Historical Diary - August
Quiz Corner?

October 2004 Vol 21 No. 5
Brigade Life Member "Advertiser" 5 October 1967
Death of Mr J.B. Jones "Advertiser" 4 October 1929
O'Rourke's Coffee Palace Destroyed "Advertiser" 29 April 1927
Skating Carnival "Advertiser" 9 December 1948
Police Choose Morwell as Headquarters "Advertiser" 9 April 1964
Morwell Fact File
Quiz Corner?

December 2004 Vol 21 No. 6
Significant Events in 2005
Diamond Wedding - Caddaye-Heath "Advertiser" 12 January 1933
Morwell Shire Council 1909 "Advertiser" 3 September 1919
Images of Yesteryear - Hughe's Confectionery 1940s
Presentation made to Bank Manager "Advertiser" 28 July 1955
Tragic Death - Clothes Catch Fire "Advertiser" 6 July 1933
Fire at Picture Show "Advertiser" 10 August 1933