South Eastern Historical Association

The South Eastern Historical Association (SEHA) was established in 1965 and covers the south east suburbs of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, the Bass Valley, Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp, Wonthaggi and Phillip Island. Or, the municipalities of the City of Kingston, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, City of Frankston, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Cardinia Shire and Bass Coast Shire. Delegates from each group meet quartlery at various locations

 

Reports from the August 2016 meeting

Here are the reports from the August  2016 meeting which was held at the Narre Warren Mechanics’ Institute.

SEHA reports August 2016

The content of these reports are the sole responsibility of each individual Society and do not necessarily reflect the views of the South Eastern Historical Association. In future, if you do not want your report posted on our website then please notify the Secretary.

News from the newsletters August 2016

This is a summary of the articles and events taken from the newsletters sent to the Secretary from SEHA Groups and Societies. August 2016

Chelsea & District Historical Society

The May 2016 newsletter has an article about the move into their temporary premises while the Court House Museum is being renovated. The August 2016 newsletter has a photo of the old level crossing gates at Bonbeach and accounts of visits from the local Scouts and information supplied to the Chelsea Walkers who were doing a walk around the historic landmarks of the area. Vale to Margaret Jacobs, a dedicated Historical

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Ploughing up our Heritage: Displays of farming equipment from the Emerald Museum collection

Ploughing up our Heritage: Displays of farming equipment from the Emerald Museum collection including a rare 1903 potato digger.

The Exhibition includes stories of early settlement in Menzies Creek, Macclesfield, Cockatoo & Gembrook.

Where: Emerald Museum, 5 Crichton Road, Emerald.

When: Sundays 1.30pm to 4.00pm and Wednesdays 10.00am to 3.00pm or by appointment. More Information: http://www.emeraldmuseum.org.au/ or 03 5968 2152

SEHA delgates, Philip and Dawn Harris, feature in Coast magazine

There was an interesting article in Coast magazine Winter 2016 about long term SEHA delegates Philip and Dawn Harris. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Kilcunda Hotel, the venue where they also spent the first night of their honeymoon. Click on the link below to read the article.

Harris Phil and Dawn Coast magazine Winter 2016

You can read the current copy of Coast magazine online on their website http://coastmagazine.net/

 

Reports from the May 2016 meeting

Here are the reports from the May 2016 meeting which was hosted by the Dromana & District Historical Society.

SEHA REPORTS MAY 2016

The content of these reports are the sole responsibility of each individual Society and do not necessarily reflect the views of the South Eastern Historical Association. In future, if you do not want your report posted on our website then please notify the Secretary.

News from the newsletters - May 2016

This is a summary of the articles and events taken from the newsletters sent to the Secretary from SEHA Groups and Societies. May 2016.

Friends of Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries http://focrc.org/

The newsletter has an article by Annette Guterres on her grandfather, Edward Leake, who is buried at Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery. Edward served in the Great War and received a Military Medal from the French Government. He was part of the King Edward Horse regiment, which was an English Regiment and so he is not recognised in the rolls at the Australian War Memorial.

Hastings Western Port Historical Society http://home.vicnet.net.au/~dromana/hastings/aHastingsFrontPage.html

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Springvale & District Historical Society Exhibition - A family home of a soldier on enlistment in 1914

Springvale & District Historical Society presents the exhibition – ‘A family home of a soldier on enlistment in 1914’ which is on display from February 11 2016 until around September 14 2016. Open Thursdays 1.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment.

Venue: 7 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale. More information: 03 9547 6460.

Phillip Island & District Historical Society Museum update

The South Gippsland Sentinel Times of February 23 2016 had a report about the Bass Coast Shire Council’s concept design for the new Cowes Cultural and Community Centre, but sadly there is currently no space set aside for a Museum. The Phillip Island & District Historical Society have been told that they can have displays at other locations, such as the new Library. On the same page there was a report about the Inverloch Historical Society, who have a collection of over 4000 items and they are still without a home. Inverloch is also in the Bass Coast Shire.

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Reports from the February 2016 meeting

Here are the reports from the February 2016 meeting which was hosted by the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society.

SEHA reports February 2016

The content of these reports are the sole responsibility of each individual Society and do not necessarily reflect the views of the South Eastern Historical Association. In future, if you do not want your report posted on our website then please notify the Secretary.

News from the newsletters - February 2016

This is a summary of the articles and events taken from the newsletters sent to the Secretary from SEHA Groups and Societies. February 2016.

Chelsea & District Historical Society

The newsletters report on the closure of the Court House Museum for total refurbishment which will take up to two years. They have re-located to the old Meals on Wheels building at 313a Station Street, Chelsea. Some of their material is in storage, but they will be holding mini displays and still providing a reference service for local history queries.

Dromana & District Historical Society

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