Postcards: Stories from the Mornington Peninsula... seaside... that sparked the beginning of Rye’s role as a popular seaside resort, that continues today. Motor cars allowed families to take the trip down, take a dip, and return home in one day. Or they could bring their camping gear and stay along the foreshore ...
Stories of a time in history when holidaying was a grand pastime, and when special and unique places in Victoria began to be appreciated, celebrated and shared in that iconic mode of communication: the picture postcard.
Inspired by postcards in their collections, eight historical societies developed themes to explore the history of the Mornington Peninsula.
This story is based on a touring exhibition which was initiated by the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
Isaac Douglas Hermann & Heather Arnold
Carlo Catani: An engineering star over Victoria... died in 1918, his plans and vision for the foreshore garden were completed. Photograph caption: This image well captures promenading seasiders, from the elevated entrance to the Tea Pavilion, known as Catani’s Lookout. Luna Park’s Scenic Railway can ...
After more than forty-one years of public service that never ended with his retirement, through surveying and direct design, contracting, supervision, and collaborative approaches, perhaps more than any other single figure, Carlo Catani re-scaped not only parts of Melbourne, but extensive swathes of Victoria ‘from Portland to Mallacoota’, opening up swamplands to farming, bringing access to beauty spots, establishing new townships, and the roads to get us there.