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 […]
Remembering our WW2 veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome 19th November 2018 The Bunyip Historical Society is excited to be launching their very first website. We invite you to browse and find out what we have to offer and what you can offer us. We extend our thanks to the Garfield Community Shop who funded this project in its entirety. Without their […]