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Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 3:14 PM

Local History (On This Day)

On this day … in 1937

At a meeting last week the Footballers Cricket club was re-formed and the following office-bearers were re-elected: President, Mr. F. Thomson; vice-president, Mr. Manchester; Secretary, Mr. Ray Coller; treasurer, Mr. J. Upton; delegates, Messrs K. Bradford and J. Upton; patrons Messrs W. H. Everard, H. A. Davies and Geo. Robertson.

On This Day … March 22, 1936

On Sunday next [March 22, 1936] the women’s cricket team, the Raymonds will play Kinglake on the home ground. Afternoon tea will be provided by the Ladies’ committee of the Kinglake Cricket Club.

On This Day … March 11, 1934

A skull and some bones were found in a deep gully about five miles from Kinglake on Sunday. From fragments of clothing and an ornamental medal found near the bones it is believed that the remains are those of A. J. Law, aged about 45 years, of West Coburg, who wandered from a sustenance camp at Queenstown in September.

Kinglake National Park

Arrangements have been made for construction of motor roads to the Sugarloaf
Peak and the Mason’s Fall and gorge, Kinglake National Park. These, roads will be ready by Easter, and sheds built built as soon as possible.

On This Day … March 12, 1928

The usual meeting of the Eltham Shire Council was held on Monday. Present-Crs. A. H. Price, J. Ryan, H.Rutter, H. Hewitt, W. Lorimer, E. J. Andrew, J. Smedley, the shire secretary (Mr. P. J. McMahon), and the engineer (Mr. Ben Johnson).

The president (Cr. Hubbard) being absent, Cr. Price was elected chairman.

On This Day … March 13, 1923

Sir, With reference to Mr T. F. Bentley’s letter on Friday, I may point out that the Railways Standing Committee are not now considering a railway to Yea, but how they can find a route which will best serve Kinglake. Mr Bentley is advocating an extension to Yea but once the Kinglake tableland is reached this presents no difficulty.

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