Historical information

Alex McCullough was a resident of Mt Beauty for many years and wrote a book on the History of Mt Beauty. Mt Beauty was constructed by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to house employees working on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. Alex was involved with many organisations in Mt Beauty and interested in history. He took many photos of events and new developments in town. He also collected individuals memoirs on life in the town.


Mt Beauty's history is unique as it was built as a construction town in the late 1940s. The information in Alex's Collection records the town's development perhaps in more detail than in his book "The History of Mt Beauty".
His folder includes his education, his work with the SECV (foreman working on Clover Dam), his war service, his community work (Mt Beauty & District Progress Association & Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre) and awards, work as Shire Councillor and Mayor, sporting (tennis & golf) interests. Alexander John McCullough 1916 - 2011's obituary is online ref. legacy.com

Physical description

A) Booklet - The Life of Alex McCullough
B) Booklet - The Story of Kiewa by Alex McCullough
C) Coloured photos 15cm x 10 cm of the renovation of the Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre mid 2001. Four photos are labelled by Alex McCullough on the back. Also, photos of various sizes both colored and black and white depicting sites and people in Mt Beauty. Not labelled.Also, six packets of negatives of older photos incl. Community Hall, Fire Brigade, School, School ski group, Back to Kiewa, Alpine Study,
D) Alex McCulloughs 1951 Diary - Clover Dam
E) Random Items from History Profile Kiewa by Alex McCullough
F) Papers - 'Administration of Mt Beauty Township' - 2nd July 1957. SECV buildings in Mt Beauty shared with community groups notes re - arrangement between groups.
G) Barrie Wilcox's Memories living in Marum's paddock from c1940s onwards. Written in June 1999
H) Mt Beauty website June 1998 - a lot of history
I) Papers - Mt Beauty High School band developement
J) The 1950s Development of the Birth of Community support organisations
K) Community Centre Mt Beauty opening 3rd August 1951
L) Mt Beauty Fire Brigade History
M) Folder Personal papers re Alex McCullough