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Living Memories April 2018

Wartime Memories

April brings Anzac Day each year and a time to remember those who left from the Kinglake district, in both World War 1 and World War 2, to serve their country in places far from home and family.  The following newspaper article...

April 1, 2018

The Kinglake Country Fair returned from its hiatus with stunning success, delivering a fun-filled day for families at the Kinglake Memorial Reserve on March 17th.

The Fair enjoyed fine conditions with plenty of sun and mild temperatures, seeing crowds in excess of 1,500...

March 3, 2018

Construction works have begun on the six outstanding Black Saturday Bushfire Memorials around the Shire.

Murrindindi Shire Council has appointed the building contractor, Fineblade Pty Ltd, to undertake this important work. Work is expected to be completed around the mid...

There have been many different ways of visiting the Kinglake district over the years. In February MM, KHS member, Rob Verhagen, quoted the bicycle trip by members of the Melbourne Bicycle Club in 1883, surely one of the earliest ventures of its kind, and one of the mos...

March 2, 2018

Just like the ‘pioneer bicycle trip to the Mount’ on September 30, 1883, it is no surprise that, over a century later, this ride has become almost a pilgrimage that thousands of cyclists make each year. And they are rewarded at the top of their climb with welcoming loc...

February 28, 2018

Running from 1978 to 1999, the Kinglake Country Fair was a cherished annual event that brought families from all over the Kinglake Ranges together. The event showcased the best of what the Kinglake Ranges had to offer - authentic country lifestyle, local craft and prod...

There is nothing quite like an unexpected encounter with a snake to pull you up short.

And, there has been plenty of evidence lately that many others feel that sense of rising panic when they spot one in the backyard, find one in the house or suspect the cat or dog has...

After a big fire, the habitat changes and we are continuing to see these changes nine years down the track. Vegetation is maturing and diversifying and possums are returning in good numbers as they feed on the plants. Possums are one of the powerful owl’s main sources...

Living Memories January 2018 - Cricket - West v East

The cricket competition between Australia and England for 'The Ashes' is often spoken of as 'friendly rivalry' but players and spectators on both sides are well aware that it is absolutely 'fair dinkum' and that neith...

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