Historical information

The City of Moorabbin Historical Society was formed c 1960 by a group of Moorabbin residents who were concerned that the history of the area should be preserved. A good response to a call for items related to the historical area of Moorabbin Shire brought donations of a wide variety of artefacts which are now preserved by the current members of CMHS at Box Cottage Museum . Helen Stanley, Secretary of CMHS, began producing a Newsletter for members in April 2007 to provide current information and well researched items of historical interest


Helen Stanley has produced a bi-monthly Newsletter, 2007 - 2013, for the members of the City of Moorabbin Historical Society that contains well researched interesting historical items, notification of upcoming events, current advice from Royal Australian Historical Society , Museums Australia Victoria and activities of Local Historical Societies. The Newsletter is an important record of the activities of the CMHS
The Brewer family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire.

Physical description

3 x A4 paper printed on 1 side
Issue 21 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in April 2011. Notice that the next meeting will be May 29th because April 24th is Easter Sunday and reminders about subscriptions, the Volunteer Hours Record Book, and the South Metro History Group April meeting . Joan Moore, attended a Training Day on March 28th, organised by Peta Knott, Museums Australia Victoria, for small museums to record their artefacts, photos, documents, clothing etc. on the MAV Website. The first item entered on ‘Box Cottage Museum’ site is The Keys Trophy Cup 1881. Cat No. MAV 00001. Helen has compiled a brief history of John and Ann Brewer market gardeners c1841, with photograph

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