THE BOOK IS LAUNCHED - AT LAST! The highlight of the Burns weekend for the Camperdown & District Historical Society was the launch of our book - the end of a long couple of years of hard work of researching, writing and meticulous editing. Mr Richard Riordan, MLA for Polwarth, officiated at the ceremony and was generous in his praise for the content, the design and the quality of the publication. A small excerpt from his speech is below. The book is now available from the McCann's Camperdown Newsagency in Manifold Street for $35.00 and can also be ordered by emailing email@example.com. An order form will soon be added to our website - we'll let you know when it's up and running. ... See MoreSee Less
GOODBYE TO JOCK HAY Sadly we have to report that our oldest member, Ronald (Jock) Hay, died late last week. He had been in Warrnambool Hospital after suffering a stroke and had been moved to palliative care during his last days. We celebrated Jock's 94th birthday at our gathering at "Wuurong" in December last year where shared his birthday cake and enjoyed the evening with us all. He last joined us at the Heritage Centre at the Adeney event on Sunday, 18th February and this is where the photo below was taken. He will be sadly missed as a member, a friend and our very valuable "historical consultant". ... See MoreSee Less
IT'S BEEN A FRANTICALLY BUSY WEEKEND! So busy, in fact, that only now, is there time to post on Facebook. The picture is of this year's International Guest, Jamie McGeechan with Piper, Donald Blair, Robbie's statue, and Councillor Ruth Gstrein at the Civic Reception on Friday night. (And that's Catherine Strutt in the background.) That was the start of it all. Since then, everything has gone off very successfully. Our book has been well and truly launched and at that event we sold about 60 copies. All very satisfactory. Look for more news on the Festival in the next day or so. ... See MoreSee Less
BUY A BOOK NOW! We are currently in the process of setting up a form on our website for purchase of "Scotland to Australia Felix" but for those who can't attend the launch and want to get their orders in NOW, all you have to do is send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org (don't forget the d in the middle!) and we'll start the process. Cost is $35 per book with $15 postage and handling for one copy. Due to Australia Post's parcels system, the $15 postage etc. will also cover up to four copies - a bonus! Include your name, mailing address and no. of copies and we'll send you our banking details for a direct debit payment. The photo below is from the book, in the story of Isabella Dawson, 1842-1929. ... See MoreSee Less
WE CAN TAKE YOUR MONEY! Only, of course, if you want to give it to us - when you purchase a book. Very happy to announce that we WILL have EFTPOS facilities after all at the Book Launch on Saturday, which will make life easier for a lot of people. We're also happy to take cash or cheque. BUT, still ONLY cash or cheque at the Heritage Centre over the weekend. ATM along the street for those who need it. It's been a busy day today at the HC but now all is in readiness for the weekend. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
I would like to buy one for my dad Jim WOOLLEY.. nephew of Bob McAlpine origins in Mauchline Ayrshire and grandson of Annie WOOLLEY nee Graham from .. Leslie and Collessie Fifeshire. To where can I send a cheque? Thank you!
Can you please advise how I may purchase a copy. I live at Yarragon in West Gippsland and cannot attend the book launch.
Can the book be purchased online please?
I’d be interested in the book, too
Go can you clarify where the information for the people in the book came from, as direct family, with extensive family history on one of the people involved in the book, I'd be really interested to know your sources of info, as I believe no one was contacted in our family despite being a previous contributor? Really interested in obtaining the book!
I don’t think the HANLEY family name will be in it somehow
REMINDERS FOR BURNS WEEKEND: Only a week away - it's time to make your bookings! The Deer Stalkers Dinner is a great night out and must be booked by Wednesday 16th for catering purposes. It's on Saturday night, 19th May, $70 for three-course dinner and great entertainment. You can also book for the Lecture Series on Saturday followed by our Book Launch at 3.30pm, and the Heritage Centre will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. The Deerstalkers Dinner details: www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au/Program/Saturday-19-May/Deer-Stalkers-Dinner... See MoreSee Less
THEY'VE ARRIVED! Here they are, at last! The book we've all been waiting for: "Scotland to Australia Felix - Founding Scots of Victoria's Camperdown District" If you're coming to the launch and want to buy one (or two) at $35 each, please be aware that we will not have Eftpos facilities there. You will need to bring real cash money or a cheque. However, there IS an ATM over the road if necessary. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less