Digital trails to the past

MODERN technology will bring Kingston’s past to life with an innovative virtual walking trail that explores the rich history of Mentone and Mordialloc. Kingston Libraries has launched the online Hist...

World turns but past not forgotten

A WORLD of collectible items that were once part of our everyday past is on display at the Old Bakery Museum, Mentone.  The ‘Where have all the houses gone?’ exhibition also includes a series of phot...

A tradition of camping out at Mt Eliza

THERE have been countless happy campers at Mt Eliza over the past 90 years. Apart from when being used to recuperate US soldiers wounded in the Pacific campaign during World War II, the camp has prov...

Trip down memory lane

AN Images and Old Yarn event this month will feature an old-fashioned slide-and-movie show, historical images from across the municipality, live performances by a brass band, afternoon tea, and talks...

Museum snapshot of school history

STUDENTS at Frankston High can take a step back in time as they inspect exhibits at the school museum which opened Friday. The 91 year old school in Foot St, but previously in Quality St, celebrated ...

Anzacs photos on display in May

MENTONE Girls’ Secondary College and the Mordialloc and District Historical Society have collaborated to showcase 25 photographs from World War I. These photos display the remarkable images of soldie...

The Janssen boys of Mentone

IN 1915, Inuk Pavia Janssen, a Scandinavian from Greenland who had lived and worked in Australia as a miner in Ballarat and Kalgoorlie before settling in Mentone, was waiting for news of his sons. Ca...

John William Allnutt

John Allnutt the eldest son of Josephine and George Allnutt lived his early life on a market garden in Centre Dandenong Road Cheltenham. The house Trianon is still standing on the corner of Gardenia ...