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Bunyip Queen

Malcolm Hinson of Queensland recently sent us this photo of his grandmother Grace COCK dressed as the Bunyip Queen, the picture is a photo taken of a large photo that hung in his grandparents house, he is unsure what happened to it. His grandparents are buried in the Bunyip cemetery. He also told us that […]

Jenny Mays remembers……….

My great grandfather (William Miller) was a bridge builder when the Koo Wee Rup swamp was being drained. He settled at Iona with his wife Maud and 7 children. Three generations of us went to Iona State School, Bertha Russell nee Miller, Ella Parsons nee Russell and myself Jenny Mays nee Parsons. Bertha went to […]

Municipal Directory

Municipal Directory

This photo comes courtesy of the Friends of the GRSC. The Gippsland & Regional Studies Collection is located at Federation University Gippsland Campus, Churchill. It is managed by the Federation University Library, and includes the collection that was previously in the Centre for Gippsland Studies.It is now just across the corridor, in a new and […]

Bunyip Railway History

Bunyip Railway History

“The Oakleigh to Bunyip section of the Gippsland railway line was completed on the 8th October, 1877, and the final line, Bunyip to Moe, on 1st March, 1878. The “station” at that time was known as the Bunyip Bank, and engine drivers were known to have left their train to find suitable horses to ride […]

JJ Kavanagh starting the construction of the local pool. 4 June 1962   Sent to us by Mary Mooney