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Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2018-04-11 AGM and Briar Hill Timber and Trading with Bob Manuel

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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Historical information
April Meeting (Newsletter No. 239, Apr. 2018)
Our Annual General Meeting includes the presentation of annual reports and the election of office bearers for the coming year.

At this meeting we are pleased to be able to show a film of the early activities of the Briar Hill Timber and Trading Company, in Sherbourne Road, Briar Hill. This film details the various operations involved in this business during the 1950s/60s, from sourcing trees from the forest, to machining the timber and then manufacturing various building materials and components.

A copy of this film has been generously donated to our Society by Bob Manuell, who was an active part of this family owned business, established by his mother-in-law Mrs Hazel Squire. We are fortunate that Bob has agreed to attend our meeting to add his comments and insights about some of the scenes shown.

Bob Manuell was a former Shire President and Councillor at the Shire of Eltham, from 1980 until 1994, when following municipal restructure the Shire ceased upon the establishment of the Shire of Nillumbik. Bob’s father-in law Fred Squire was also a former Eltham Shire President and Councillor, having served between 1945 and 1953.
When Made
11 Apr 2018
Made By
Eltham District Historical Society (Maker)
Last updated
4 Feb 2020 at 3:32PM