Historical information

Melton and District Historical Society (M&DHS)

Foundation Member, 1968

Held President and Secretary positions from its inception

Research associated with the classification of Heritage buildings

Christ Church Classification C

Scots’ Presbyterian Church Classification D

Set up the storage and Catalogue system in the Office at the Willows

Organised society visits to Heritage sites in and beyond the Shire of Melton, including Stathtulloh, Eynesbury, Deanside, ToolernVale sites including Merrywood (now demolished) Staughton Vale, Chirnside, Point Cook, Shwerkolts Cottage. 1970 – 1983

Melton and District Historical Society Letterhead. Staughton Memorial Light from early newspaper cutting in its location before restoration to present location. Sketch by Wendy Barrie.

Designing and printing pamphlets, stationery, and other sale items with Willows title.

M&DHS street naming research for new housing developments (1970 – 2000). Collaborated with Mary Tolhurst to research the names of early landowners and pioneer families connected to the first settlers. Researched Aboriginal names for inclusion on lists submitted to developers. An early example is the naming of Kuranjang and the street names associated with the McPherson family.

Plains of Promise (Shire of Melton history) by Joan Starr (1985). Edna assisted with Historical Society materials and contributed her own research and photographs. Contacted and organised for Hubert Opperman to launch the book. (She was also present at his last bike ride at Rochester in 1995.)

Western Metropolitan Groups of Historical Societies. Member attending meetings and representing Melton, also hosted the Group at Melton

Physical description

Edna receiving a framed certificate