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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...

Opening of New Room and Transport Exhibition

The opening day of the new room at the Kinglake Heritage Centre, and the transport display in it, was a very successful and enjoyable...

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...

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...

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...

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