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 ...

A new honour for a Bomber Command veteran

LATE in 2014 Keith Stevens, DFM, a long-time resident of the Village Glen at Rosebud, was informed that the President of the Republic of France had awarded him the highest level of chevalier (or knig...

A tragic year for the Bartrams

Frankston’s Avenue of Honour In her book “Echoes from the Front”, Val Latimer tells how as early as 1917 a committee was formed to honour all those from the Frankston District who served in World War...

Gallipoli – The making of a nation

THE Gallipoli Campaign has long been regarded as being the birth of our  nation; the moment the newly Federated Australia proved itself worthy to stand on its own two feet in the dominion of the Brit...

Squizzy Taylor: the Chelsea connection

THE latest series in the TV show Underbelly focuses on the 1920s life and crimes of Melbourne criminal Leslie ‘Squizzy’ Taylor – a feared thug with a reputation for violence who amassed a fortune in ...