Category Archives: history

Acknowledgement is the key

On 6 May Knox City Council provided an Aboriginal Cultural Competency community training session via Zoom. The presenter was Bernadette Atkinson from the Koorie Heritage Trust who grew up in Knox but her parents and some family members have since … Continue reading

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Blind Creek reimagined

Blind Creek Trail has long been a favourite walk for many in Knox, and thanks to a recent rejuvenation project, now it’s even better. For years we have wandered the trail wondering what it would like to have water in … Continue reading

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All aboard a Puffing Billy virtual tour

1st – 30th –  Puffing Billy Virtual Tours When: Every Friday during the month of May Time: From 2pm Where: Puffing Billy Facebook page Cost: Free! Puffing Billy is inviting the community behind-the-scenes through a series of free virtual tours! … Continue reading

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Forty years in Ferntree Gully – Knox Festival 2020

This year – the best yet! An estimated 20,000 people enjoyed the Knox Festival over the weekend 0f 29th February – 1st March. The organisers were thrilled to receive consistently positive feedback from all involved on all elements of the … Continue reading

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Ferntree Gully News… in 1929!

Reading the news by the light of a hurricane lamp A gem of Ranges history has come to the office of Ferntree Gully News. A faded and tattered broadsheet, it is Volume 6, No. 603 of Fern Tree Gully News, … Continue reading

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Puffing Billy – Slow and steady wins the race after 23 years

Puffing Billy celebrates the launch of the restored Garratt locomotive, which arrived on Australian shores from South Africa in 1996. With a dedicated team of volunteers on board, the Garratt celebrated with an inaugural trip to Menzies Creek. Serendipity, as … Continue reading

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Honouring Ferntree Gully Cemetery volunteers

From its earliest days Ferntree Gully has benefited from the long-standing service of committed volunteers. The Australia Day Awards honour these contributions every year. Late last year a special volunteer contribution was recognised by Knox City Council. This was the … Continue reading

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Angliss Hospital 80th anniversary

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

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Remembrance Day 2019 – 101 years on

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

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Ferntree Gully Arts Society celebrates 75 years

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

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