Mervyn Knight's grave at Mericourt-L'Abbe cemetery

Mericourt – A Story about a House

When I decided to research the history of my home, a Californian bungalow in Hughesdale, I had no idea that an outcome would be a

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Battle of Oakleigh 1888 Part II

Logistics Exercises like this, small in scale and time by Easter camp standards though it was, still required considerable logistics – rations had to be

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The Battle for Oakleigh 1888 Part I

Part I Introduction 1888 was a particularly busy year in the life of the nascent Militia forces in Victoria. Formed in 1885 to replace in

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Centenary of the Oakleigh District Poultry 1914-2014

On Saturday 2 August 2014 I was privileged to attend the Oakleigh District Poultry Society’s Annual Show in the poultry pavilion of the Dandenong Showgrounds

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The Oakleigh Club 1971-1990

In the 1960s there were few restaurants in Oakleigh and for some years prior to the opening of the Oakleigh Club sporting officials sought premises

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Clayton South State School

Before 1929 Clayton South children’s options for schooling were Clayton (North), Heatherton and Clarinda, each quite a walk for the younger ones, morning and afternoon.

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