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Changing Scenery

Scenery along the Kinglake ridge has changed markedly over the years since the first settlers set up farms in the area.  Many current...

Kinglake To Lose Heritage Building

The Uniting Church building at Kinglake West is to be sold. Despite requests to the Uniting Church Yarra Yarra Presbytery by the Kinglake...

Enterprising and Resourceful

As we gather more and more of the early history of the Kinglake district, we are continually impressed with the enterprise and...

Did You Know ...... ?

Did you know that the Kinglake ridge of the Great Dividing Range was once the meeting place for indigenous people, the Taungurung from...

A Working Life

For a good example of the energetic and enterprising early settlers of the Kinglake district, we need look no further than Horace and...

Cricket - West v East

The cricket competition between Australia and England for 'The Ashes' is often spoken of as 'friendly rivalry' but players and spectators...

Kinglake Primary School Update

2019 marks the 140th anniversary of the opening of Kinglake Primary School - or Kinglake State School No. 2188 as it was correctly known...

The Railway to Kinglake

Articles in early newspapers tell the story about getting a railway line to Kinglake In May 1882, a letter to the editor, signed by...

Remembering Wallaby Creek

A recent conversation with a Whittlesea group interested in collecting stories of Wallaby Creek reminded me that both Whittlesea and...

Getting Along Not So Fine

In 'Oklahoma', the Rodgers & Hammerstein stage musical, the foreground story is about the hero and heroine, Curly and Laurey, but...

Kinglake West Glee Club

The Oxford dictionary gives two definitions for 'glee': 1. lively delight 2. musical composition for several voices. During the 1700s,...

In Isolation

Current residents of the Kinglake district, who commute to work to the city and other places off the mountain, and those who make a day...

The Gold Days in Kinglake

An excursion, organised by the Kinglake Friends of the Forest in 2021, to the site of the old Big Ben gold mine on Mount Robertson has...

Schools On Stage

In 1910, each of the three Kinglake district schools held a concert. At Kinglake West, on Friday 22 April, after many weeks of practice,...

Marvellous Tank Murals

The tank murals beside the Kinglake West Mechanics Institute and the Kinglake West Primary School have now been now completed and what a...

Schooldays in Kinglake

Come February, the children of the Kinglake district will be back at their respective schools and, hopefully, 2022 will be a more...

Great Debates - Our Heritage November 2020

By 1900, a large number of selectors had established farms across the Kinglake district plateau from east to west. In 1897, the first...

Walking Kinglake - Our Heritage July 2020

The Kinglake Ranges Heritage Trail is an excellent place for a walk in the crisp country air, with tall trees and beautiful views along...

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