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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Location: Victoria, Australia

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bulletin 130 is out

Bulletin 130 has been distributed

Included are:

The president's report (with photos!) of the planting of an oak tree in Victoria Park to recognise the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A report of the Royal Visit to Maffra in 1934 of the Duke of Gloucester

Description and further photographs of the Irrigation Photo Album.

Details of the Forster and Porter families of Maffra, and their connection with the construction of the Foster Building, and furniture in St John's Church in Maffra.

Rebecca Mills - notes, with photos, from a talk to the Society by Judy Rennick. Mrs Mills was a prominent philanthropist from Powerscourt, near Maffra.

Grogan's bridge and the Minerva - Doc Doherty has identified the car at the opening of Grogan's Bridge at Glenmaggie as that belonging to Henry Luke, the editor of the Gippsland Mercury at Sale.

Baptisms in the former Maffra Shire by the Rev John Roberts for January 1872 to March 1874.

Plus news and notes.

All in all - lots of good reading.


Blogger JayBee said...

oooh my great grandfather Edward Bennett was presented to the the Duke Of Gloucester when he came to Maffra and I think there is a photo somewhere of that. Must go through all the clippings again!

April 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM  

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