Category Archives: history

Quarry Reserve – A Story of Community Action

Quarry Reserve has become what it is today due to the dedicated efforts of locals… Continue reading

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Remembering Terry Potter

Terry served over 50 years to the CFA, first joining the Upper Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in 1960 as a firefighter. Continue reading

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National Sorry Day 2022

The National Sorry Day Ceremony at the Knox Civic Centre included a traditional Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony, traditional dance and music performances. Continue reading

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Storm Recovery in the Dandenongs

Rotary has set up an Emergency Relief Appeal Fund to help those affected by the devastating June 2021 storm. Restoration works also continue at the 1000 Steps. Continue reading

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Millers Homestead reopens its doors

At last, Millers Homestead has reopened its doors to the public, kick-starting a 12 month pilot program from Eastern Regional Libraries. Continue reading

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Historic Red Rattler travels the Belgrave line once more

Residents may have spotted a Red Rattler travelling the Belgrave line through Ferntree Gully. There are also plans to run again from May. Continue reading

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Revitalising our community spaces

The much-loved Millers Homestead in Boronia is set to be taken over by Eastern Regional Libraries for a trial 12 month tenancy. Continue reading

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The Legend of Mast Gully

How did Mast Gully get its name? Find out here with Ray Peace and the Knox Historical Society. Photo by Barbara Oehring. Continue reading

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Fashion Forecasts for the Stars – exclusive for Fern Tree Gully News

Picture theatres were all the rage in the Hills during the 1920s. It’s not surprising, then, that the Fern Tree Gully News of 1929 was talking about film stars and the fashions that they wore. You may recall in our … Continue reading

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Renewing the Hut Gallery

After seventy-five years, the hessian-covered old Canite board that comprised the inner walls of the Hut Gallery, the home of the Ferntree Gully Arts Society, have been pulled down and sent to their fate at the local tip. In ‘normal’ … Continue reading

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