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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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The passing of historian Helen Coulson

Helen Coulson, regarded as the finest historian of the Dandenong Ranges, passed away at the age of 103. Continue reading

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The Passing of Shane Warne

Cricket legend Shane Warne was born here in the Gully at the Angliss Hospital in 1969. Image via Creative Commons. 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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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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