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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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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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The Changing Face of Mountain Gate

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

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Ferntree Gully News turns 10!

Photos by Barbara Oehring Celebrating Ten Years of  Ferntree Gully News The reception to celebrate the tenth year of publication for Ferntree Gully News, as well as the book launch of our anthology Ferntree Gully News: Scenes & Stories 2009-2017, … Continue reading

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Ferntree Gully News: Scenes and Stories

We are delighted to announce the publication of Ferntree Gully News, Scenes and Stories, 2009-17, a collection of stories and photographs sourced from the first 50 issues of this newspaper. The book will be available for purchase from 1 October … Continue reading

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The Future of Millers Homestead

‘Council committed to consult over future of Millers Homestead’ This is the title of a media release regarding an amendment passed at the July 23rd Knox Council meeting. It begins, ‘Knox City Council is committed to ensuring that our community … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Issue of Gully News!

This edition of the paper is certainly a special one, as we mark and celebrate 50 editions of Ferntree Gully News. (View an archive of our past editions here.) Since our inception in 2009, Gully News has existed to share … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday – Ferntree Gully CFA

On 14 July 2017, Ferntree Gully Volunteer CFA Fire Brigade celebrated seven and a half decades of unbroken voluntary service to our community and the State of Victoria. The gala dinner at the Knox Civic Centre was the highlight of … Continue reading

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FTG Club Hotel: 150 years, and still going strong

Congratulations to the Ferntree Gully Club Hotel on the 150th anniversary of its founding. For so many years the Club Hotel would have been the first substantial building encountered as travellers headed for the hills along either Burwood Road, as … Continue reading

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CFA: Volunteering since 1926

A Captain’s Call in a proud tradition Captain Seamus Smith reflects on the history of Ferntree Gully CFA, and some of the current challenges faced. When our member Graham Crichton asked me to write an article for the Ferntree Gully News, … Continue reading

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