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A SAFE PLACE FOR THE SCRAPBOOK
We had yet another very busy day at the Heritage Centre on Tuesday.
For the past couple of months, Sue Cole and the CDHS have been in discussion with the State Library of Victoria about giving them the James Dawson Scrapbook for safekeeping. Negotiations were completed on Tuesday with a visit from Manuscripts Collection Manager, Dr. Kevin Molloy. A meeting between Sue (who is great-great-granddaughter of James Dawson) and Dr. Molloy has ensured that the scrapbook will be digitised by the SLV and will be made available on the SLV Website for historians, researchers and the general public. Sue will also receive a complete copy of the digitised version as soon as it is complete.
All agreed that the book is an extremely valuable document and it is best to have it in the safe-keeping of an institute such as the State Library of Victoria.
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A SAFE PLACE FOR THE SCRAPBOOK
We had yet another very busy day at the Heritage Centre on Tuesday.
For the past couple of months, Sue Cole and the CDHS have been in discussion with the State Library of Victoria about giving them the James Dawson Scrapbook for safekeeping. Negotiations were completed on Tuesday with a visit from Manuscripts Collection Manager, Dr. Kevin Molloy. A meeting between Sue (who is great-great-granddaughter of James Dawson) and Dr. Molloy has ensured that the scrapbook will be digitised by the SLV and will be made available on the SLV Website for historians, researchers and the general public. Sue will also receive a complete copy of the digitised version as soon as it is complete. 
All agreed that the book is an extremely valuable document and it is best to have it in the safe-keeping of an institute such as the State Library of Victoria.Image attachment

A VISIT FROM A FILM COMPANY
We had a very interesting and exciting visit from Rachel and Adam Perkins of Blackfella Films on Tuesday, 11th September. They are doing research for a new series for SBS and are particularly interested in all the information we have on James Dawson, the local Guardian of Aborigines. Also of major interest to them is Dawson's Scrapbook and the current owner of the scrapbook, Sue Cole, the great-great-granddaughter of Dawson.
Three of us, Bob Lambell, Sue and Gillian, spent a most enjoyable and quite intense couple of hours discussing local history and answering questions, and have now provided them with heaps of information and photographs. They intend to get back to us when they have a script ready for us to check.
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A VISIT FROM A FILM COMPANY
We had a very interesting and exciting visit from Rachel and Adam Perkins of Blackfella Films on Tuesday, 11th September. They are doing research for a new series for SBS and are particularly interested in all the information we have on James Dawson, the local Guardian of Aborigines.  Also of major interest to them is Dawsons Scrapbook and the current owner of the scrapbook, Sue Cole, the great-great-granddaughter of Dawson. 
Three of us, Bob Lambell, Sue and Gillian, spent a most enjoyable and quite intense couple of hours discussing local history and answering questions, and have now provided them with heaps of information and photographs. They intend to get back to us when they have a script ready for us to check.Image attachment

 

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Go Gran!

Very exciting!

I hope you got your dates right.

NEW SHELVES FOR THE DOWNSTAIRS STORAGE AREA
One of our wonderful volunteers doing some overtime. Of course he gets double play pay for this! (What's twice nothing? )
Next job will be sorting all the stuff that's been packed away and finding places for it. And cataloguing it so we can find it again 😀
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NEW SHELVES FOR THE DOWNSTAIRS STORAGE AREA 
One of our wonderful volunteers doing some overtime. Of course he gets double play pay for this! (Whats twice nothing? )
Next job will be sorting all the stuff thats been packed away and finding places for it. And cataloguing it so we can find it again 😀Image attachment

 

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It's his birthday today!

Will make a great difference for storage

A MESSAGE FROM SCOTLAND
We've just received an email (below) from the birthplace of Fannie Curdie - one of our "Inspiring Women" and also featured in our "Scotland to Australia Felix" book.
As described in the email, she was indeed a "Formidable Female". As well as being wife and gracious hostess for her husband, Dr Daniel Curdie, she gave birth to ten children, was a well-respected botanist who corresponded with international intellectuals and was involved in education and horticulture.
It's good to know that our website is being accessed from all over the world.
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A MESSAGE FROM SCOTLAND
Weve just received an email (below) from the birthplace of Fannie Curdie - one of our Inspiring Women and also featured in our Scotland to Australia Felix book.
As described in the email, she was indeed a Formidable Female. As well as being wife and gracious hostess for her husband, Dr Daniel Curdie, she gave birth to ten children, was a well-respected botanist who corresponded with international intellectuals and was involved in education and horticulture.
Its good to know that our website is being accessed from all over the world.Image attachment

 

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Where can I buy a copy of this book?

Wow interesting stuff, we always hear about the prominant men, but nevervthe women.

IT'S MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
Letters to all members have gone in the post today with a form for Membership Renewal. Posted below are the forms and a document telling you all about the benefits of being a member of this society - it's wonder we can fit them all on one page!
Our Website also has the forms available, so there's no excuse for letting your membership lapse - and we need the money!
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ITS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
Letters to all members have gone in the post today with a form for Membership Renewal. Posted below are the forms and a document telling you all about the benefits of being a member of this society - its wonder we can fit them all on one page!
Our Website also has the forms available, so theres no excuse for letting your membership lapse - and we need the money!Image attachmentImage attachment

A 1927 TRAGEDY AT PORT CAMPBELL
The newspaper cutting below is posted here to help in the search for a memorial plaque in memory of a local Camperdown teacher, Miss Doris Long. As suggested, the plaque may be at her previous school which was at Werribee, so perhaps someone from that area may read this and be able to help.
One of CDHS members, Sue Cole, remembers that her mother-in-law mentioned the tragedy but never wanted to talk about it. A search of old Camperdown Chronicles, reveals that Ruby King, her name before she was married, was standing right next to the young teacher when she was swept off the rocks to her death. The young Ruby narrowly escaped the same fate. A traumatic experience indeed.
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A 1927 TRAGEDY AT PORT CAMPBELL
The newspaper cutting below is posted here to help in the search for a memorial plaque in memory of a local Camperdown teacher, Miss Doris Long.  As suggested, the plaque may be at her previous school which was at Werribee, so perhaps someone from that area may read this and be able to help.
One of CDHS members, Sue Cole, remembers that her mother-in-law mentioned the tragedy but never wanted to talk about it. A search of old Camperdown Chronicles, reveals that Ruby King, her name before she was married, was standing right next to the young teacher when she was swept off the rocks to her death. The young Ruby narrowly escaped the same fate. A traumatic experience indeed.

 

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I messaged Bendigo Senior Secondary College and this was their response: "Hi Julie-Ann. We don’t have a plaque matching that description, sorry. Sounds like an interesting story!" So apparantly not there....

The burial of Miss Margaret Doris Long, who was accidentally drowned at Port Campbell on March 27, took place In the Bendigo Cemetery on Tues- day. Miss Long was a teacher at the Camper- down High School, and was a graduate of the Bendigo High School. "The Argus Paper 6 April 1927 Country News."

The Primary School was burnt down at Camperdown not the secondary school. I went to both as I was born there but I never knew of this. 💐

I have before and after photos of the primary school fire.

I think the high school library was burnt down.

Vicks Angus??

Verna Regan I didn’t know this. Would Peg know any more?

Mary Brown

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RESULTS OF AGM
Our AGM last week was very well attended and we now have a new President. Bob Lambell had held the position for a lot of years and was very happy to pass the reins over to Robert (Rob) Wuchatsch (photo below). Secretary is Maree Belyea; Treasurer, Jan Whamond and the rest of the committee is made up of Bob Lambell, Heritage Centre Co-ordinator; Ray Watson, Photographs; Gillian Senior, Newsletter Editor/Communications; Angela Preiss, Website Designer/Manager.
SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE: Now we're into a new year, Subs are due and membership renewal forms will be mailed out next week.
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RESULTS OF AGM
Our AGM last week was very well attended and we now have a new President. Bob Lambell had held the position for a lot of years and was very happy to pass the reins over to Robert (Rob) Wuchatsch (photo below). Secretary is Maree Belyea; Treasurer, Jan Whamond and the rest of the committee is made up of Bob Lambell, Heritage Centre Co-ordinator; Ray Watson, Photographs; Gillian Senior, Newsletter Editor/Communications; Angela Preiss, Website Designer/Manager.
SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE: Now were into a new year, Subs are due and membership renewal forms will be mailed out next week.

 

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Congratulations Rob from the Colac Family History group

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CDHS Events

LOOKS LIKE A GREAT DAY OUT
It's time for a "Members' Event" so your committee has been busy organising a visit to Coragulac House near Red Rock followed by lunch and a guided historical tour around the very interesting little town of Beeac.
Wednesday, 17th October is the date - so send your acceptance soon and put it in the diary.
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LOOKS LIKE A GREAT DAY OUT
Its time for a Members Event so your committee has been busy organising a visit to Coragulac House near Red Rock followed by lunch and a guided historical tour around the very interesting little town of Beeac.
Wednesday, 17th October is the date - so send your acceptance soon and put it in the diary.
#event