Category Archives: history

Honouring Queen Elizabeth II

Religious leaders have responded to the death of Queen Elizabeth II after a reign of more than 70 years. Continue reading

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Continuing the story of Quarry Park

Karin Orpen recounts some of the challenges to transform the Quarry into the wonderful community space we know and love today. Continue reading

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Farewell to DeCoites

DeCoite Steel, one of the longest continuing businesses in the area, has closed down after an incredible 98 years. Continue reading

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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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