Cultural centre at Farm Viganò

The Community and Cultural centre  at Farm Vigano, South Morang was opened in September 2011 and was made possible with a $2.45 million grant from the Australian Government.   Farm Viganò, with its orchard, extensive grounds and native wildlife, has been identified as a site of major significance to Victoria’s Italian heritage.  City of Whittlesea Mayor Cr Rex…
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Eltham Lower Park Walk

Eltham Lower Park has played an important part in the history of the Eltham area since the early days of European settlement when it was used by local residents as an informal racecourse.  Prior to that its location at the junction of the Diamond Creek and the Yarra River made it an important meeting place…
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Killeavey, Eltham

"Killeavey”, Eltham  was once the home of Sir William Irvine, Victorian and Federal Parliamentarian and Supreme Court Judge. Later it was the home of his daughter Beatrice Morrison, a significant personality in the Eltham community. The original house was destroyed by fire and its replacement has been demolished by Parks Victoria. The site sits high above…
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Mill Park Library

Mill Park Library is a highly visible landmark, right in the heart of the Plenty growth corridor. It was designed by prominent Melbourne architects Oaten Stanistreet, and built at a cost of $8 million.  The design was visually stunning, and 10 years later it is still eye-catching.  The building’s tinted glass, curved roof, columns and unique shape…
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Arthurs Creek 150 Years

One hundred and fifty years of permanent settlement at Arthurs Creek was celebrated in October 2012.   The selection acts of the 1860s were the result of pressure to unlock the land held by   squatters. The acts encouraged closer settlement and increased agricultural production, by allowing former leaseholders and settlers of limited means to locate themselves…
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Pioneers of Plenty

The following is a list of names of those persons who purchased land in Plenty following the subdivisions of land that took place in 1907, 1913 and 1917. LANDOWNERS PLENTY 1913 SUBDIVISION PORTION 3 ANDERSON, George Burnett   BARNES, Dick BARNES Ethelwyn BEDFORD, Albert Thomas BROWN John Kelsall BUTLER, John (Initial Subdivider) BUTLER, Matthew Thomas (Joint…
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Little Eltham

For well over half a century following European settlement, the Eltham district was very much a farming community. The small village that grew up in Holloway’s “Little Eltham” subdivision serviced the local farmers and even within the village much of the land was used as small farms. It was not until the 1910s and 20s…
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Edendale Farm

The area known for many years as Edendale Farm at Eltham was purchased from the Crown in 1852 by pioneer Eltham farmer Henry Stooke. He initially purchased 51 acres and later expanded his holdings by purchasing another three adjacent Crown allotments. While he worked and cleared the land he did not actually reside on the…
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Eltham Gateway

The Eltham Gateway is the name adopted for the section of Main Road Eltham leading from the roundabout at Fitzsimons Lane to the Eltham town centre.   The name has its origin in a 1987 planning report for Eltham Shire Council that identified this precinct as having special characteristics that warrant special planning protection. The…
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