NAMATJIRA PARK

Namatjira Park in Springs Road, Clayton South was named, as it suggests, for Albert Namatjira. It was named in the 1960s along with a rash

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THE GOSNEYS AND THE GREEN OAK LENDING LIBRARY

In the 1930s to 1960s many people in Melbourne relied upon private lending libraries (also known as “threepenny libraries”, “circulating libraries” or “rental libraries”) for

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WILKE AND CO. PRINTERS IN CLAYTON

Wilke and Co. H. G. Gobbi 2021 © What became the largest printing company in Australia, Wilke and Co. Pty. Ltd., opened its factory in

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A CLAYTON’S BOROUGH – THE 1955-58 PROPOSAL

As the post-WW.II immigration from predominantly central and southern Europe increased, so too did the expansion of urbanised greater metropolitan Melbourne. One such area was

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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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