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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.

Contact Information

location
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'.

Metal storage can

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Metal can with flip lid. Has small handle and latch.

Information folder: Garry & Greg Duncan - artists

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder contains: -book, Hairy Nose Itchy Bum, by Garry Duncan -book, The Wall, carvings by Greg Duncan, signed by the artist -biographical notes compiled by Elaine Cordell -letter, dated 4 August 2011, Greg Duncan to Franki Taylor, Belgrave South School

Fish kettle

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Aluminium, oval shaped pot with handled lid and handles riveted on the sides. Inside is an aluminium shelf with hooked latches and holes on the bottom.

Historical information

Belonged to Elizabeth Cox, circa 1930's.

Booklet - "The Hiker's Handbook Of Wonderful Walks In Victoria"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Photocopy of 1936 booklet detailing walking tracks in Victoria

Information folder - Lockwood House

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing items pertaining to the history of Lockwood House, Belgrave Heights. Contents: -notes, hand-written, on holidays in Belgrave Heights, 6 sheets on Ansett memo pad. -typescript, "Holidays In The Dandenongs" -printed sheets, "Doongala Forest Reserve", Dept of Conservation, Forests & Lands, includes map of Doongalla walking tracks, hand-written on back "Doongala/751 1717/Open week days except/Thursday./Open weekends by appointment" -5 Certificates of Title for parcels of land included in Lockwood Estate.

Information folder - Belgrave South State School

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing information pertaining to Belgrave South State School. Contents: -marriage certificate, William Robert Giles and Harriet Agnes Buckingham, Lambeth, dated 6 Feb 1883 - periodical, "Quarterly Review", State School Committee' Association of Victoria, dated 1 Dec 1944 (p'copy) -article, "Set of books is Free Press gift to school", Free Press, 17 Feb 1976, re. presentation of encyclopaedias to school -Emergency Teacher Information, 1983 (2 sheets) -Instant Information Insert 1984, to be placed in school booklet -sheet, important addresses to school committee, n.d., p'copy -newspaper photos and captions, "South Pet Parade", re. fundraising activity at school -article and photos, "Upwey South State School", Free Press, 12 Feb. 1969 -letter, Miss Lonie to Mrs Edleston, dated 2 May 1947, thanking her for donation of teaching aid -photos (4), colour, showing display case of stuffed birds -invitation to opening of new classrooms by Laura Smyth, 24th October 2011 -copies of Bel South Bugle, school community newsletter, Spring 1995, August 2001

Voters roll - "Shire of Sherbrooke Voters roll South Riding 1992-1993"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Bound volume containing the names of voters enrolled in the South Riding of the Shire of Sherbrooke. Blue cardboard cover with lyrebird logo.

Information folder - Puffing Billy Tourist Railway

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to Puffing Billy. Contents: -article, 'Behind closed doors', the(melbourne)magazine, undated -article, 'Billy running out of puff, in need of more folding stuff', The Age, 14th Sep 2011 -article, 'Chinese delighted to ride rails on a slow train to Gembrook', The Age, 15th Sep 2011 -article, 'New pal for Puffing Billy', Mail, 27th Mar 2012 -article, 'Train trucked in and on track', Mail, 27th Mar 2012 -article, 'New engine on track for museum', 28th Mar 2012 -article, 'All steamed up over great race', Mail, 2nd May 2-12 -article, 'Billy welcomes funding boost,' Mail, 8th May 2012 -article, 'Photo that fired interest full steam ahead', Free Press, 11th Jul 2012 -article, 'Plenty of puff left,' Mail, 17th Jul 2012 -article, 'Back to the track', Mail, 24th Jul 2012 -letters to editor, Free Press, 12th Sep 2012 -article, 'Billy's best mate', Mail, 29th Jan 2013 -article, 'Thousands run out of puff', Free Press, 8th May 2013 -article, 'Fun run has plenty of puff', Mail, 7th May 2013 -article, 'Puffed up by win', Mail, 14th May 2013

Cash book - Carlotta Tye Memorial Church 1938 - 1982

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Cash book, documenting the payments from the Ladies Guild from 1/2/1940 to 31/12/1981, and the Selby Anglican Hall church from 30/7/1938 to 31/12/1982. Photocopies in A4 folder.

Information folder - Belgrave South State School

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing items pertaining to the 2001 Australian History Week. Contents: -letters written by pupils at Belgrave Sth SS to society members, thanking them for coming to talk -booklet, hand-made, containing reports re. visit (incorrectly named "Sherbrooke Historical Society") -letter of thanks, dated 20 October 2001, by Deborah St Leger, Bel. Sth SS, to society -certificate of recognition, dated 10 Oct 2001, signed by R. P. Bartley -bulletin, Belgrave Sth SS, dated 18 October 2001, containing items re. History Week

Furniture ornament

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Pentagon shaped piece of wood. Features carvings of vines and a flower in the centre.

Historical information

Original use unknown. Found underneath the St Martins Anglican Church Hall building when it was moved from Belgrave South Primary School to Belgrave Heights in 1994.

Salters Family Scales No.50.

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Metallic scales with cast iron base. Measurements go up to 28lbs. Brass dial. Metal dish attached.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on main dial "Salters Family Scales No.50. Silvesters Patent to weigh 28lb by 2oz"

Communion table

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

This is a wooden rectangular communion table, enclosed on three sides and open at the back. There is a single shelf extending the full width and depth and accessible from the back. There are mitre-shaped panels on all three sides. On the left side (as viewed from the body of the church) is affixed a metal plaque. See below for inscription.

Historical information

The table was used in St Martins Anglican Church at Belgrave South, and was removed to the new St Martins Anglican Church in the 1980s. In the 2000s it was donated to the Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

On plaque: "As a thank offering in memory of Mrs A. Truman who worshipped in this church for many years, died 3rd April 1952. This communion table is given by her family and friends. Te Deum Laudamus."

Information folder - Aura Farm - "Aura, Our Memories Of The Farm At Narre Warren North (1922-1941"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Black plastic folder with sheet protectors, containing memories of Aura Farm in Narre Warren North. Contents:/title page/photograph of farmhouse (photocopy)/typed copy of handwritten document/handwritten accounts by Heather James and Mavis Hanna of life on their grandparents' farm (photocopies).

Book - Local History - Little Hills 1839-1977

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Narre Warren history

Inscriptions & Markings

"525" stamped in black ink, top right corner of inner back cover.

Map - "Melway Melbourne Town & Country Wall Map, Municipal Edition 1983"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Wall map showing municipal boundaries prior to 1995 amalgamations.

Minutes of the Lysterfield Lake Park Advisory Committee, 1980-1988

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

An A3 folder containing minutes and supplementary documents for the Lysterfield Lake Park Advisory Committee

Historical information

Minutes created by Advisory Committee then donated to the society by Denise Tutt who was a community representative on the committee.

Documents - Belgrave South & Heights Youth Club

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Yellow, plastic folder containing items relating to the Belgrave South and Heights Youth Club. Contents: -photos of Youth Club activities and building extension. -An unattributed article from 1986 "Service awards for top citizens". -Budget from Belgrave South and Heights Youth Club, December 1997. -Cheque split up from 1998. -Minute book of Belgrave South and Heights Youth Club, 2-5-1972 to 1-7-1980. -2 page extract draft of "History of Belgrave South and Heights Youth Centre". -3 copies of a 3 page letter to secretary of Youth Advisory Council, 7-4-1972. -Handwritten letter from Rob Quincey to Shire of yarra Ranges, 18-8-2002. -Typed letter from Alison Cran to R.C.Quincey, 17-9-2002. -4 typed copies of a 2 page extract "The Formation of the Belgrave Heights and South Youth Centre". -2 page handwritten note on Youth club activities 20-11-1973. -Drawing of plans, "Proposed Toilet Block Addition to Belgrave South Youth Club Hall, September 1978.

Historical information

Articles donated to Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society by Jack Weir.

Information folder - Upwey High School

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to Upwey High School. Contents: - article, 'Signing up to cross the line', Mail, 6th September 2011 - article, 'Taste of village life', Mail,14th August 2012 - article, 'School's day of reunion', Mail, 21st August 2012.

Cereal tin

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

12oz tin, labelled 'Farex'. Label is green and white in colour. Cylindrical. "Glaxo Laboratories (Aust) Pty. Ltd" on label.

Historical information

Donated to Historical Society by Helen Gibson, the first district preschool playleader (early childhood educator). Most probably used to store early childhood materials.

Inscriptions & Markings

"2/-" in pencil on Amcal Chemist label. Stamped "3G".

Information folder - Charles Hammond

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Photocopies of watercolours reproduced in book "Charlie Hammond's Sketchbook", showing scenes in the Dandenong Ranges, early 1900s. -article, "Library gains a colonial treasure", Age, 17 July 1987, 2 copies, re. acquisition of Hammond sketchbooks by State Library of Victoria -photocopy of first two pages from book, Charles Hammond's Sketch-book.

peg collection

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

3 wooden pegs with metal bands, one wooden peg, 4 plastic and metal pegs (one pink-orange, 3 blue).

Oral history - Belgrave - "Memories of Belgrave"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Photocopy of a newsletter article, dated 2 May 1995. Marcus Tarrant, a Black Rock resident, writes about Belgrave c. 1925. The newsletter is dated 22 Jul 1995.

Information folder - Sophie Jago Giles

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Grey plastic A4 display folder of material pertaining to Sophie Jago Giles. Contents: -2 colour photos of Giles house in Belgrave South -short biography (2 copies) by Helen Gibson, inc. brief details of Giles family and establishing of Belgrave South State School -article dated 10 Jun 1970 re. Miss Giles' death -photocopy of photo of men clearing school block, 1922 -typescript, re. house and property, compiled by S. Heywood-Downard from information given by Sid Stocks et al., 2005

Information folder - Tye family

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Folder containing items pertaining to the Tye family. Contents: -letter, Jeanette Webster to Susan Heywood-Downard, dated 28 Sep 04, re. contact with society -letter, Jeanette Webster and Stuart Murdoch to Susan Heywood-Downard, dated 13 Oct 04, re. meeting at All Saints Spring Arts Fete -letter, Jeanette Webster to Susan Heywood-Downard, dated 29 Oct 04, re. family history -letter, Jeanette Webster to Susan Heywood-Downard, dated 14 Dec 04, re. communication with Anglican Church -copy of letter, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne to Jeanette Webster, dated 9 Dec 04, re. future of All Saints Church -family tree of John Tye (3 sheets)/list, descendents of John Tye (3 sheets) -list, descendents of William (?) Wilby -list, the family of David Graham -typescript (incomplete) re. the Tye family, prepared for All Saints Spring Arts Fete display 2004 by society -family history sheets:- Donald MacGregor (2), handwritten/- Donald MacGregor, typed/- "The Tye Family"/- "Colin Graham married Bella MacFadyen"/- "John Tye married Elizabeth Powell"/- annotated, handwritten sheet found in old Bible -article, undated, "Great Industrialist Passes - Mr Allen Tye's Link With South Melbourne", copy -letter, 29th April 1990, Alicia Murdock to Mrs E. Haynes, refuting claim re. founding of Tye & Co. -Certificate of Title, Vol. 7670, Fol. 146, transfer of land (Selby?) to Ethel May Murdoch, dated 7th November 1951 (3 sheets, copies) -Certificate of Marriage, George Tye and Alicia McMillan, Castlemaine, 23rd July 1890 (copy) -Marriage Certificate, Daniel MacMillan and Sarah Bolton, Loddon, 13th January 1857 (copy) -Baptism Certificate, Daniel MacMillan, Whitstable, Kent, England, 8th July 1832 -Baptism certificate, Noel Stuart Tye Murdoch, All Saints, Selby, 18th September 1932

Information folder - Glen Harrow

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Information folder containing items pertaining to Glen Harrow, Belgrave. Contents:/article, 'Glen Harrowing times', Our House (Channel 9), September 2000

Draft Precinct Brochures - Shire of Yarra Ranges - "Shire of Yarra Ranges Neighbourhood Character Study"

Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society Inc., Belgrave Heights 3160

Collection of Draft Precinct Brochures in ring binder prepared by the Shire Of Yarra Ranges for public comment. Areas include: Belgrave, Coldstream, Chirnside Park, Healesville, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mt. Evelyn, Seville, Seville East, Tecoma, Upwey, Wandin North, Warburton, woori Yallock, Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction.

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