Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Federation Picnic

We had a delightful day today at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection at Maffra, for the Federation Picnic to end History Week. Highlight for us was finally releasing our Maffra Milk Trucks and Tankers  book - which is why we were delighted this early tanker made the trip all the way from Warragul. Special Thank You to Eric Shingles, for bringing it to Maffra.

Thank You also to Lenore Frost, Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, who came even further. Lenore in Conveor of the History Victoria Support Group (of which Judy Richards, from Stratford, shown on the right, is also a member). They are with the banner the RHSV provided to Stratford last History Week, with the support of the Vera Moore Foundation. Thank you to Lenore, adn her travelling companion Lorraine, for coming so far.

You can see more of the photographs from the day at the History Week group on Flickr.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gippsland Guardin Update

Further to our last post about placing the Gippsland Guardian online through Trove, we now have advice that it should be online by May next year - although they will try to make it a little earlier.

The years involved are 1855 to 1868 - goldrush years for Gippsland. 

The Wellington Shire Heritage Network Inc acknowledges a donation of $500 from the Gippsland Maritime Museum at Port Albert, and has advice of further funds that will be donated. All donations, no matter how small, are apprecited, adn should be forwarded to the Wellington Shire Heritge Network, C/ Margaret Anderson, Post Office, Briagolong 3860.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Can you name any Presbyterian women?

This our latest "special effort" for naming. It is the Maffra PWMU (Presbyterian women) in 1926.

Can anyone recognise anyone in it? We think the woman in the fourth back row on the left may be the Minister's wife, Mrs Hipwell. Ruth has recognised her mother, Mrs Elspeth Price, second from the left in the third row, and we think the woman on the right in the third row is "Mrs Dick Noble". Stand by while we get her correct name.

Can anyone name anyone else?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

History Week