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.  The Broadway was in fact an early name for part of what is now Dandenong Road, between Warrigal Road and Atkinson Street. In her book,

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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.) What is a “bank house”?  If you had lived in Oakleigh one hundred years ago, you would probably have known quite a few people who

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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 pilgrimage to a little village in France. Nor did I foresee that the task would give the centenary of the World War One armistice 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 arranged and issued to the soldiers to carry in their haversacks or ration carts pre-positioned in the exercise area, medical arrangements had to be made

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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 large part Volunteer forces which had been in existence since the mid- 1850s, Militia involvement in the social, civil and military life of this wealthy

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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 with a dining facility in which businessmen might meet. Ultimately, the Club held mixed membership. A meeting of five men: Peter Newton and Jack Edwards

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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. The Morgan family moved from Keilor into Clayton South in 1907, settling on the now vacant area south of today’s Ryans Road. Daughters Violet and…

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