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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Volume 2 of Johnson Street is on its way

Just a reminder - keep the date free for Sunday 19 October. That is when we will gather at the Macalister Hotel for lunch at midday (for those who choose to), and then at 2pm a walk along the south side of the first block in Johnson Street (ie opposite the hotel). At the same time we will launch the book for that block. Maybe, just maybe, that is when we will be pointing out where C. McBride's Boot Shop was - does anyone know who owns the album where the original photo can be found? 

Or, does anyone know anything about Charles McBride? He was born in Co Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, and married Anne Jane McIlwraith in 1873. They had five children in Maffra between 1874 and 1883.

PS Tea (or coffee) and bickkies at the Museum after the walk. Bookings for lunch, and to let us know numbers for the museum, to Carol on 0408 461 740, or by e-mail to


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