Historical Writing Competition

Update (25th September) : The deadline for the Historical Writing Competition has been extended until Midnight Friday October 20th. New entry forms are available, but any entries using the old forms will still be accepted. ——- The Mt Evelyn History Group are again holding an Historical Writing Competition as part of the Mt Evelyn Street…

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Hear about Historic Mooroolbark

On Saturday 15th July, Marion Stott, President of the Mooroolbark History Group, will speak to the Mt Evelyn History Group about historic walks they have created for our near neighbour, the Mooroolbark township. One of the buildings that has a long history in Mooroolbark is the Public Hall. “The Hall, which had been built as a…

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Coin Collecting Talk

Tim Herlihy will speak on collecting Australian Copper coins Tim Herlihy started collecting coins in the early 1960s, when as a young boy he could only afford to collect copper – pennies and half pennies. In addition to the collector’s desire to “get all in the set”, he became very interested in the historical connections…

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Preserving Local Histories

On Saturday 18th March, Mt Evelyn History Group will be hosting a talk on Preserving our Local Histories by Cheryl Griffin. The talk will have a special reference to the role of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria which Cheryl Griffin is the Support Group Convenor of. Everyone is welcome to attend the talk which will…

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Mount Evelyn History Group

The Mount Evelyn History Group (MEHG) incorporated in 2008, after functioning for some years as a subcommittee of MEEPPA. History Group members research, write and publish on all aspects of local history connected with the town. Publications include Tracks to Trails a History of Mt Evelyn, Aborigines in the Yarra Valley & Northern Dandenongs (new…

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