New Storage Shed
During January 10 volunteeers under the guidance of builder and Life Member Les Skate donated 420 hours to help build a new storage shed in the grounds of the Old Lilydale Court House. See the building from turning the sod to completion on Flickr.
The new shed will be officially opened on Sunday, March 26 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome but please RSVP to Lorraine Smith on 97351104 for afternoon tea catering purposes.
There Is Absolutely Nothing Like A Dame
Beleura House and Garden is hosting the musical entertainment There is Absolutely Nothing Like a Dame featuring the 1928 furore between Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Clara Butt.
It will be stage on March 23 and 24. For more details go to Beleura House and Garden's website
or download the pdf flyer
Prompt, comprehensive and professional book indexing.
Make your work more accessible with a well crafted index.
Local and general histories a speciality.
Contact: Judy Macdonald, mob. 0428263929
Judy is a highly valued member of our society as our librarian and indexer. Currently, Judy is heading up our book indexing team.
Talks and society activities
The following short talks will start at 2.15pm after our general meeting which starts at 1pm:Saturday, March 4:
General meeting at 1pm followed by afternoon tea.Saturday, April 1:
Cliff Hardy will talk on his life while serving with the Kent County Police in England.Saturday, May 6:
Sue Thompson will give a presentation on the impact Dame Nellie Melba and her touring party had on the people of country New South Wales and Queensland during her 1909 Back Blocks Tour and conversely, the impact her fellow Australians had on her life.Saturday, June 3:
Brenda Cawte will talk about her experiences while working as a district nurse.Saturday, July 1:
General meeting at 1pm followed by afternoon tea.
Saturday, August 5:
General meeting followed by afternoon tea.Saturday, August 19: Exploring Family History.
The society will again be holding a family history day as part of family History month. The one day event will be held at our home The Old Lilydale Court House 61 Castella Street, Lilydale. There will be two sessions 10am to 12pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm. The cost is $5 a per person with tea and coffee provided.
Participants can either bring their own lunch or take a short walk to
Lilydale's Main Street and purchase lunch from one of the many eateries.
The presenters for each session will be announced closer to the date.
As places are limited to book please phone Lorraine Smith on 9735 1104.Saturday, September 2:
General meeting followed by afternoon tea.Saturday, October 7:
General Meeting followed by afternoon tea.Saturday, November 4:
General meeting at 1pm followed by the launch of As It Happened Volume 4 and the society's new associated display on Coldstream, Yering, Gruyere and Killara.Saturday, December 2:
Christmas party. General meeting at 12 noon followed by lunch at 1pm.
Participants can either bring their own lunch or take a short walk to Lilydale's Main Street and purchase lunch from one of the many eateries. The presenters for each session will be announced closer to the date. As places are limited to book please phone Lorraine Smith on 9735 1104.
Following requests from our members, the society is organising workshops on Fridays from 1 to 4pm.Friday, February 17:
Cataloguing our collection from 1 to 4pm. This is your chance to learn how to catalogue and learn about the history of the district through our collection. Friday, March 17:
Cataloguing our society's collection. From 1 to 4pm.Friday, April 21:
Cataloguing our collection. From 1 to 4pm.
Our February edition of Now & Then
newsletter is now available for download. Simply click on this link.
All the names of our ANZACS are now available on line. Click on this link.