History Monash Inc is pleased to present the “Historic Oakleigh” exhibition at its headquarters, the Monash Federation Centre.
This exhibition depicts a broad sweep of the history of the Oakleigh region, from pre-European settlement until post World War II. Special focus is given to topics such as:
• the long occupation by Indigenous people of the Kulin land
• survey and European settlement
• civic development
• Oakleigh General Cemetery
• the changing demographic of the area
• local businesses and sporting groups
• women of Oakleigh
• Oakleigh and the 1919 Pandemic (the “Spanish Flu”).
The exhibition was curated by Helen Gobbi OAM, the President and Historian of History Monash Inc. It was originally opened in May 2021 but, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, had to close shortly afterwards. In 2022 History Monash Inc presented two other exhibitions: the Centenary of the Oakleigh Chambers, and the Centenary of the Oakleigh Memorial Hall. We are pleased to bring “Historic Oakleigh” back.
Members of the public are welcome to view this free exhibition on Tuesdays between 10 am and 2 pm. Entry to the Monash Federation Centre (3 Atherton Road Oakleigh) is via glass doors overlooking the Warrawee Park carpark, in Drummond Street, Oakleigh.