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Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc. Belgrave Heights 3160, Victoria

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society gathers and shares the history of Belgrave, Belgrave Heights and South, Selby, Menzies Creek, Lysterfield and Narre Warren East, the area included in the South Riding of the former Shire of Sherbrooke. Our collection includes photos, artifacts, organisation records, oral histories, books, costumes and clothing, and various other items.

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c/o 62 Menzies Rd Menzies Creek VIC. 3159
phone
+61 03 59683762

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Opening Hours

2:30-5:30p.m. Mondays. Please contact beforehand to confirm opening hours.

Entry Fee

None.

Location

127 Colby Drive Belgrave Heights 3160 Victoria

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Box of silk.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Cardboard box printed with 'Six Brown Choicest Muscatels "Cleadon" Brand'. Box formerly contained nuts. Now holds a bundle of silk. Interior lined by lace. Item used by Helen Gibson for teaching purposes.

Historical information

Owned by Helen Gibson, pre-school teacher.

Inscriptions & Markings

Note inside says 'A product of silk worms'.

Medical diary and visiting list - Wellcome's Medical Diary and Visiting List (Australiasian Edition) 1909

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

A leatherbound diary with closing flap and press stud closure, and an expanding pocket at the front. There is a pencil holder. The first 254 pages have been torn out. Pages 255 to 318 have printed information of benefit to GPs. The remaining pages, 1-150, are a diary plus engagements list. There are pencil scribble marks on some pages. Handwritten lists of women patients and dates, presumably when women gave birth. Also lists of patients and death dates. 'Healesville' is mentioned alongside some names.

Historical information

Diary was owned by Evelyn White and was found in the estate of Neil Russell. It was donated to Museum Victoria in 2006 by Neil's son, Barry. MV passed on the diary to Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society who kept it after ascertaining that Healesville Historical Society didn't want it.

Granite Ware bowl.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Metal bowl covered in enamel (Granite Ware). Large.

Information Folder - St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Ferntree Gully and St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Upper Ferntree Gully.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to the history of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Ferntree Gully and St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Upper Ferntree Gully. Contents: -letter, Bob Collie to Susan Heywood-Downard, dated 12 October 1995 -photo, Rev. W. M. Robertson -photo, "Rev. W. G. Thomas 1913-1918" -photo, "St. Bartholomew's/Ferntree Gully/Station St -Lower FTG/No longer there" -photo, aerial shot of Ferntree Gully township, "Mr Curlewis, Gacidal (?) St, North Bayswater. The clergy house is at the extreme RH of photo, on top of hill. It is no longer there on 'The Avenue'" -booklet, "The Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Upper Ferntree Gully. A Short Guide & brief history" by Brian Kennedy, June 1993 -booklet, "The Church of England, St. Bartholomew's Ferntree Gully Lower, St. Thomas', Ferntree Gully Upper. Combined Funds Canvass - 1957"

research papers

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder of articles relating to Aborigines: Port Phillip & Melbourne Advertiser 1845 (two photocopied sheets).

Voters' Roll - "Shire Of Sherbrooke South Riding Voters Roll"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Voters' Roll for 1989, comprising thirty-nine pages. Blue cardboard cover with lyrebird logo of Shire of Sherbrooke. Black binding.

Historical information

Voters' Roll prepared for local government elections 1989-1990. Acquired by Downard family

Annual Report - Belgrave South Primary School, 2003

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Beige cover with white pages stapled together. Contents have been printed onto page. 23 pages long.

Historical information

Report was printed to document progress of school's development during the year 2003.

Information folder - Country Women's Association

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to the history of the CWA in the Dandenong Ranges. Contents:/Official publication of CWA, February 1994, Vol. 40, No. 1, including article "Dandenong Ranges Half-Yearly Conference" by Althea Meredith, which includes a brief history of local branches./article, "Women of action made history in the Dandenongs" by Heather Ronald, from "Victorian Country Woman" October 2000, Vol. 46, No. 9.

Information folder

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to Menzies Creek State School. Contents: -article, 'Menzies Creek history book launched at school centenary celebrations', Trader, 6th May 1982 -article, 'On for young and old', Mail, 5th June 2012 -article, 'Teacher hits out', Mail, 19th June 2012 -article, "Teachers' last stand', Mail, 18th December, 2012 -article, "Centenary time at the Creek", 14th Apr 1982, photocopy, no source shown -newspaper photo showing students, staff & parents, The Trader, 18th June 1996 -article, "Double celebration for Rosebud couple", photocopy, n.d. -article, "Integrated education program for handicapped lodged", Trader, photocopy, n.d. -typescript, "Hermon family attendance at Menzies Creek State School", by Lyn McGillivray nee Hermon, dated 18th Sep 2007, 2 sheets -newsletters, Menzies Creek School, nos. 9-28, March 29-October 12th 2006, incomplete

Two cake tins

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Two cake tins, both round. One is smaller in size. The larger one is wrapped in brown paper and string.

Information folder - Dandenong Ranges Steiner School

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to the Dandenong Ranges Steiner School, Menzies Creek & Lysterfield. Contents:/- typescript, "The Dandenong Ranges Steiner School", a brief history of the school written by Louise Reidsimmons for Lisa Hall's update of Menzies Creek Primary School's centenary book, n.d. but c. 2007, one sheet.

Inscriptions & Markings

"For Lisa Hall" written in blue ink at top of page

Information folder

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder pertaining to Belgrave businesses. Contents: -article, Ferntree Gully Belgrave Mail, 16 April 2013, "Ruby's sad song", re. closure of Ruby's Lounge -article,Free Press Leader, 7 January 2004, "Film career a reel fun time", re. David Downing, Cameo Cinema projectionist

Directory - local council - "SCAN, 1982-" (1991 edition called "Green Pages - Your community at your fingertips")

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Annual directory of businesses, organisations, activities, events and services within the former Shire of Sherbrooke, prepared by the Sherbrooke Community Resources Advisory Group. (Incomplete)

biscuit tin

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Round metal tin with lid, coloured red with "XVIth Olympiad Melbourne 1956", image of Olympic rings and torch and map of Australia with torch base over Melbourne, and two images of City Of Melbourne Coat Of Arms. Pressed into base is "Made in Australia by Phoenix Biscuit Co. Pty Ltd Melbourne 1 1/2 lb nett" and "Made in Australia Willow" in logo underneath. Item was presumably made in conjunction with the 1956 Olympic Games.

Mincer.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Mincer made of heavy metal. Has a clamp on one end, and wooden handle that winds up the screw. Contains two metal disc attachments tied onto it with string.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Made in England' embossed on side.

Information folder - German Club

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing material pertaining to the German Club, Belgrave. Contents: -article, NAZI CLUB - Victorian Camp - Opened By Hitler, Cairns Post, 25 Apr 1938 -German home in forest, The Argus, 27 Apr 1938 -photo, Australian Nazi Party room, Dandenong Ranges -sketch, Arbeits-heim in Belgrave (Tecoma) Vic, sketch signed Karl Muffler, 5-4-91 -article with photo, Nazi Club in Victoria, Burnie's Advocate, 2 May 1938 -article, A German holiday camp, The Horsham Times, 3 May 1938 -article, Nazi propaganda denied, Echuca's Riverina Herald, 3 May 1938 -letter to editor, Nazi Club, The Argus, 3 May 1938 -article, Cat Out Of The Bag, Burnie Advocate, 4 May 1938 -article, German Club at Belgrave - Students Propose Raid, Port Pirie Recorder. 4 May, 1938 -article, No Trouble at Club, The Argus, 9 May 1938 -article, Bush Fires in May! - German Club near Belgrave saved, The Age, 16 May 1938 -letter to editor, Nazi propaganda, Burnie Advocate, 6 Jun 1838 -article, Close Watch Kept On Operations, South Australi's The Advertiser, 12 Jul 1939 -article, Nazi Club at Belgrave, The Age, 7 Sep 1939 -article, German Club closed, Cairns Post, 8 Sep 1939 -article, German Club property, 12 Sep 1939 -article, Belgrave's "Nudist" Colony, Healesville & Yarra Glen Guardian, 22 Jun 1940 -article, German Club at Belgrave, The Age, 5 Mar 1942

Metal storage can (large)

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Metal can with hinged lid, handle and latch. Has image of flowers on the side.

Iron

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Small goffering iron, used for small items and details on a garment.

Pet food tin.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Cylindrical tin. Label says "Tucker Box, Dog and Cat Food". Also an article on the founders of the company, A. & N. Pennell, published in the Sunshine Advocate, Friday 4th September 1942, and sourced from Trove (National Library of Australia).

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal

Information folder - Jack Marshall

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing information pertaining to Jack Marshall. Contents: -obituary, "Uncle Jack a good scout", Herald Sun, 20 January 1998, 2 copies -photo, colour, Memorial Service for Jack Marshall, Founder Day, 22 February 1998 -Note of thanks, Grace Bradshaw (nee Marshall) to Deidre Lancaster -Card, funeral details (handwritten) -Card, funeral details (printed), both from Le Pine Funeral Services -article, "A lifetime of scouting", Free Press, 14 January 1998

Register, school

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

A pre-printed booklet, comprising 6 pages. Cover has instruction sheet glued on. Pupils' details filled in by hand in ink. Was previously stapled but staples are missing.

Historical information

Passed on to the society by Belgrave South State School

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover, "Narree Worran East" ruled through and "Belgrave South" written below; "3551", all in ink. "1907-1913" in heavy black ink. "A.D. 30.4.09" written in ink on top left corner of second page.

Teachers' Absence Register - Belgrave South State School 1944-1974

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Book without cover recording 30 years of teacher absences (in handwriting). Kept in plastic sleeve.

Historical information

This register was used to record teachers absences at Belgrave South Primary School between 1944 and 1974. It was then donated to VSSH.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plastic Sleeve is labelled "1944-1974".

Information folder - Hermon family

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing items pertaining to the Hermon family of Menzies Creek. Contents: -emails, Lyn McGillivray/Marian Matta, 2010, re. family history -obituary, Jean Hermon, Star Community Gazette, 6 Jan 2010

Map - photocopy - The Major Estate, Belgrave

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

2 A3 sheets. Shows The Serpentine between Government Rd (now Sandells Rd) and Government Rd(now Terrys Ave), Belgrave. Arrows to Belgrave, Sherbrooke Falls, Main Rd and store.

Historical information

A photocopy taken from the original land sale map provided to the society through Karel Coxell of Stockdale & Leggo. The original maps are stored in large bound account books and were originally the propert of McNally Real Estate. The books are held (in 2

Information folder - Fires 2003

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing information pertaining to the 2003 Victorian, NSW & ACT bushfires. Contents: -3 photos of Omeo after the fires, by Dulcie Strahan -DSE/DPI Fire Update report dated 21st February -2 photos of fires in North-east Victoria by Andrew Aubert -3 Fire Overview maps, dated 24 January, 27 January (2 copies) and 16 February -leaflet, "Upper Murray Fires", community update, dated 12 January -copy of fire overview map, dated 16 February, with annotations -weather page, Border Mail, 8 January

Voters Roll - Shire of Sherbrooke South Riding Voters Roll 1983-1984

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Voter's roll comprising 29 pages, blue cardboard cover with lyrebird emblem of Shire of Sherbrooke. Brown binding.

Historical information

Voter's roll prepared for local government elections 1983-4

Inscriptions & Markings

"CR. REID" in blue pen underlined in red top right hand corner of front cover.

Information folder, Glenn Maxwell

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing material pertaining to Glenn Maxwell. Contents:/-article, "Cricket World Cup: rise of Glenn Maxwell from 11-year-old first grader to Aussie superstar, by Greg Buckle, Herald Sun, 13 March 2015 (printout)/-article, "Glenn Maxwell: remixing batting", Footy Almanac, 14 March 2015 (printout)

Booklet - "Songs From The Dandenongs"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Stapled booklet with cardboard covers and twenty-four pages, containing lyrics and music to ten songs composed by Olga D. A. Waller M. A. (words) and Jean M. Fraser (music). The songs, described as "Mountain nursery rhymes" are all concerned with the Dandenong Ranges.

Historical information

A 1939 booklet of nursery rhymes designed to inspire Australian children with their own fairy stories. Olga Dorothea Agnes Ernst published the rhymes under her married name Waller. This copy was presumably used by Helen Gibson in her pre-school teaching and was donated to the society as part of her collection of materials.

Inscriptions & Markings

In ink on flyleaf: To dear Rita, With love. June 1950. Marie. "There's joy in Remembrance."

Information folder - Helen Gibson

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

A4 folder containing documents pertaining to Helen Gibson. Contents: -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, handwritten, from William L. McSpeddon, Vicar, Drouin, Victoria, "To whom it may concern", dated 16th March 1944, A4 sheet folded in half -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, typed, from Ethel O. Matthews, ex-Sister-in-charge of [Infant Welfare] Centres in Dandenong Shire, "To whom it may concern", dated February 1952, 20.5 x 25.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, handwritten, from A. Corcoran (?) Cleveland, Sister-in-charge, Port Melbourne Baby Health Centre, "To whom it may concern", dated 16th Aug 1946,16.5 x 19.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, handwritten, from A. M. Adams, Sub-head, Correspondence School, Blackfriars, Sydney, dated 14th July 1931, 20 x 25 cms -Certificate of Competency as a Pre-School Play Leader, Department of Health, Victoria, No. 20, for Helen Alice Gibson, examiners Madeleine [illegible] & Gillian Henriques, signed N. Narbara Meredith & Helen W. Paul & [illegible], 27 x 21.5 cms -certificate, St John Ambulance Association, certifying that Helen Gibson has attended a course of instruction in home nursing. signed Arthur Sherwin, James Paterson, [illegible] Loomis, Enid Paterson, dated 25th Sep 1939, 23.5 x 17 cms -certificate, St John Ambulance Association, certifying that Helen Gibson has attended a course of instruction in rendering First Aid to the Injured, signed Rupert M. Downes, James Paterson, Henry Smith, Enid Paterson, dated 1st May 1939, 23.5 x 17 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, typed, from Nobel Park Pre School Play Group, signed F. A. McGregor & F. B. Jenkins, undated but post-December 1951, 26.5 x 20.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, typed, from Correspondence School, Blackfriars, Sydney, signed W. Finigan, dated 9th Feb 1032, 26.5 x 20.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson (labelled 'Copy" at head), typed, from Harry S. Needham, Archdeacon & Rector of Orange, NSW, dated 24th Feb 1932, 26.5 x 20.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, typed, from G.W.S. Anderson, District Censor, Victoria Lines Of Communication Area, Melbourne, dated 26th July 1945, 21 x 18 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, handwritten, from Enid Paterson, President, Garfield Country Women's Association, undated, 20.5 x 26.5 cms -letter of reference for Helen Gibson, typed, from W. Finigan, Headmaster, The Correspondence School, Blackfriars, Sydney, dated 16th Sep 1943, 20.5 x 26 cms (last three items held together with rusted pin) -also in back of folder is envelope containing the following items: -notebook, black, 16 x 10 cms, "Plots, Ideas, Bird Diary 1925" inside front cover, handwritten contents include story ideas and extracts copied from Joan Aiken's "The Way To Write For Children", extract from Wm. Temple's commentary on John's Gospel, a list of aboriginal names, and reminiscences by Miss Balmer -brown business-sized envelope with "References" written in pencil -brown A4 envelope with "Certificates P. L. St John Ambulance" written in ink and "Miss Helen A. Gibson" typed in blue ink, containing blue certificate stating that Helen Gibson has passed examinations and is entitled to receive the medallion, signed [illegible], General Secretary, dated 29th June 1942, 13 x 10 cms -cardboard certificate of baptism into the Church of God, for Ian Harold Gibson, born 13th May 1915, signed Edwin Dodd, St John, Nar-nar-goon

Historical information

Material formed part of estate of Helen Gibson and was acquired by the society.

Directory - "Community & Business Directory, Shire of Yarra Ranges, 1999-"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Annual directory of businesses, organisations, activities, events and services within the Shire of Yarra Ranges. 2002/4 is missing.