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Category Archives: history
This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the establishment of the Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully. History of the Angliss In 1937 a committee started planning a well-equipped Bush Nursing Hospital to service the Ferntree Gully/Boronia/Upwey/Belgrave area. Although Ferntree … Continue reading
On Sunday 10 November 2019 the cessation of World War One will be remembered at a ceremony conducted at the Knox War Memorial situated in the Tim Neville Arboretum. The service will commence at 10.55am and residents and friends are … Continue reading
On Saturday 17 August about 40 members and friends of the Ferntree Gully Arts Society gathered at The Hut Gallery to celebrate 75 years of bringing art to the community. The Society was founded in 1944 by Australian potter Allan … Continue reading
Peggy Spencer reflects on the changes during her time in Mountain Gate. As hopeful young migrants, my husband Jack and I arrived in Australia in 1960. We rented a place in Armadale and spent every weekend looking for land on … Continue reading
There is a magic about train travel. Peter Stagg explains here. The Ringwood to Upper Ferntree Gully railway is in its 130th year of operation, and for almost 30 of those years it carried me from the forest and the … Continue reading