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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ANZAC DAY TRIBUTE 2020 – THE DIXON BROTHERS

The mood at the send-off for Oakleigh troops to War in 1914 was one of lightness mixed with bravado; it served to keep the ceremony

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“The Old Hospital” in Palmer Street, Oakleigh

This is one of a series of articles based on Taking Its Place:  A History of Oakleigh 2004 and on additional information provided by its

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WHY “ON BROADWAY”?

Why is the History Monash Inc (HM) member journal entitled “On Broadway”? No, it is not because we aspire to having our own stage show. 

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BANK HOUSES

(A more detailed article on this topic is contained in the Autumn 2020 issue of the History Monash Inc journal “On Broadway”, available to members.)

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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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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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