Hospital history

The Preston and Community Hospital, known as PANCH opened in Preston in 1960. In 1998 the Hospital closed and services were transferred to the new Northern Hospital in Epping. The meticulous creation of this paddle boat was by a patient of the former Preston and Northcote Community Hospital sometime between 1963 and 1993. The artistic…
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Local History Book launch – A History of St Margaret’s Church Eltham Vol 3

A History of Saint Margaret’s Church Eltham Volume 3 – The Post-War Years 1945 to 2015  by Dr. Geoffrey A. Sandy was launched on Sunday 22 May 2016 by local professional historian, Dr Andrew Lemon and Jim Connor President of the Eltham District Historical Society with Professor Dr Harry Watson.   The 1861 Saint Margaret’s Church, together with…
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Westgarthtown and World War One

Friends of Westgarthtown recently launched their documentary “Westgarthtown and World War One”. This documentary juxtaposes the treatment of citizens of German descent living in Westgarthtown with the experiences of their relatives who were fighting and dying for Australia during World War One. Almost 70 descendants of the German settlers of Westgarthtown fought on all battlefronts…
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