Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project

  A community driven project has come to fruition recently with the launch in September of the Mont Park to Springthorpe: Springthorpe Heritage Project. The website explores the former Mont Park Hospital and Asylum and its environs, the heritage-listed buildings, horticulturally significant landscape design, social and cultural history, hospital and psychiatric care history, indigenous history…
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Springthorpe and La Trobe local history Project

The Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project is underway.  This collaboration between Springthorpe, La Trobe University and Darebin Council will examine: Local indigenous history, European settlers, Landscape design and horticultural history (including the work of Hugh Linaker), Hospital and psychiatric care history (Mont Park and Larundel), Key individuals such as Dr. John Springthorpe and Dr Ernest…
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Mont Park Hospital

A collection of unique photos are now in the local history collection here at YPRL.  The Alice Elizabeth Broadhurst collection includes over 255 photos from about 1918-1920 depicting the 16th Australian General Hospital, Mont Park (Macleod West, now part of LaTrobe University and the Springthorpe Community). The albums were compiled and owned by Australian Red…
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