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LUNATICS, MURDERS AND SHIPWRECKS
Many thanks to the Camperdown Chronicle for their really interesting article on one of our latest research projects. As they have stated, Jan Whamond has patiently read through and catalogued all the entries in two huge files so that they are now available for searching. Great job, Jan!
LEARNING ABOUT OUR OWN HISTORY
About 30 members and friends attended a fascinating talk by Graham Arkinstall - retired teacher and active member for many years of a number of organisations which are dedicated to taking care of our environment. 
We learnt about the pre-history of our area - from the earliest volcanic eruptions, through the era of local megafauna, the Aboriginal inhabitants and the settlement of Europeans, right up to the restoration work being done in the present day. 
A full report on the afternoon will be in our next edition of History Matters at the end of April.Image attachment

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Good on ye Arky! Rock On Mate!

A perfect model of a successful community project. Onya Arky!

What a great man!

One of the top teachers of my schooling past. Great stuff.

HOW TIME FLIES!
 Suddenly its time for our first event for 2020. This Sunday, 16th February, at 2pm, Graham Arkinstall is our speaker on the fascinating subject of The Changing Face of Mt Leura and Mt. Sugarloaf, 1839-2020.
We know many of our members (and friends) would hate to miss this opportunity to listen to Graham and chat with him about our Mounts, so - make a note of it, put your phone alarm on, and be here at the Heritage Centre on Sunday. Its an unmissable opportunity!

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Would love to come. Lived in Barkly street. Childhood spent up the mount. Live a bit far away now

PAST MATTERS - JANUARY NEWSLETTER
Most members will have received the latest edition of Past Matters in their inbox yesterday. Those who opt for a print edition will have to wait for Australia Post to deliver it - but we promise, its on its way! 
Our coming event is something not to be missed. A talk from Mr Mt Leura himself - Graham Arkinstall - who has amazing knowledge about the Mount, its flora and fauna, and its history and future plans, As per our poster below, guests are welcome so, dont be shy, come and join us at the Heritage Centre on 16th February.Image attachment
CERTAINLY YOU CAN BE A MEMBER!
Somebody asked: Can I join CDHS if Im not a Camperdown person? Of course! We have members who move into the town and want to know more about our history, some who move away and want to keep in touch, others from far and wide who are simply interested in the history of our district..... there are no restrictions.
Below is our brochure full of information and a list of the Benefits of Membership. Membership forms are available from our website and the cost is very minimal. 
Feel free to come and join us!Image attachmentImage attachment

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I'm a member living in Geelong.

I love going on the outings to various old buildings.

BACK TO WORK AGAIN.
Were back on deck and will be operating as usual from now on - Tuesdays and 1st Sundays 10-3.
An article in the Camperdown Chronicle gives a very good idea of one of our major tasks this year. The wonderful donations from the Talindert Homestead all need sorting, labelling and cataloguing and then, decisions as to how and what to display will be made. 
Thanks to the Chronicle for great coverage of our activities.

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I’m wondering where Cummins Jallalabad sheep trophies etc went to. The last time I saw them they were in the Darlington Pub in glass display cabinets. A lot of history of Polworths in Australia and sheep judging. It would be great if you could get it. I know it’s not there now.

As Andrew Scorgie requested below....Would love to see a full photo of the Australian Red Ensign and the story behind it.Feel free to let us know as it is an amazing piece of history that needs to be shared.

Would love to see a full photo of the Australian Red Ensign and the story behind it.

WERE OFF FOR A BREAK TILL 2020
Yesterday the Heritage Centre closed its doors at 2pm and all the volunteers went next door for a well-deserved cuppa and cake.
Our re-opening schedule is below.
See you in the New Year!
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