The Young Brothers: A World War II Tribute

Cyril Frank Young and Ivan Charles Young Brothers Cyril and Ivan Young were both lost to World War II service in very different theatres of

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The Spanish Influenza: some local impacts of the 1919 pandemic

The pandemic referred to as the ‘Spanish flu’ started out on its devastating path in 1918, the last year of the First World War. It

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Oakleigh Memorial Gates

Source: H.G. Gobbi: Taking Its Place: A History of Oakleigh 2004. The Memorial Gates outside Oakleigh Primary School were dedicated in March 1925. At that

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NEW HISTORY WALKS AROUND OAKLEIGH

As its contribution to History Month 2020,  History Monash Inc has published five history walks around Oakleigh on this website.  Please see Research and Services/Articles/History

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HISTORY WALKS

History Monash Inc invites you to participate in five walks around the Oakleigh area: Walk One:  Oakleigh’s heritage precinct Walk Two:  Around Oakleigh railway station

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THE OAKLEIGH MOTEL

THE OAKLEIGH MOTEL   The Oakleigh motel enjoys the distinction of being the first motel built in Victoria.  It was opened in 1957 at 1650

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History Walks

BANKING ON OAKLEIGH

BANKING ON OAKLEIGH Banks are an integral part of local communities.  Through supporting personal and business financial management they help communities to grow and prosper.

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BANK HOUSES

If you live in a smallish (or once-small) Californian bungalow whose external features resemble those of others, then there is a good chance that your

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DOROTHY GIBSON: GARDEN PARTIES IN OAKLEIGH FOR COMMUNISM

Few people nowadays would recognise the name of Dorothy Gibson from Oakleigh, Victoria.  Yet this woman was hailed by Australian historian Stephen Murray-Smith as a

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POLICING IN OAKLEIGH

This article is part of a series of articles based upon information found in “Taking Its Place:  A History of Oakleigh” by H. G. Gobbi, 

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