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Just some of the pieces given to us from Talindert and cleaned so industriously by Sue Cole. They now look very different from when they first arrived a few months ago. Theres a carriage bridle, showing the blinker with the Manifold monogram, as well as the polished silver headband and monogram. 
On the wooden rack, is a monogrammed harness saddle with breeching attached, and the next picture shows a collar with traces attached to the hames.
(NOTE: Just hoping that all the horse language is correct!)Image attachmentImage attachment

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They look as good as new

Lots of elbow grease Sue and crew. It’s come up amazing

All looks amazing sue

Look like new

A great job-well done.

Beautifully done!

Beautiful, real deal leather.


Excellent, and so important to preserve history. Great work, Sue.❤️👏👏👏

Looks fantastic.

Janelle Bean-Thornton

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June Gungl

Wish the mount still looked like this

This section of Park Lane has become Fenton Street from Bowen Street intersection? We have a small section of this post and rail fence, I think.?

No dont want snow

Gee wonder what 68 Manifold Street looks like with the snow. My Ancestors “the Cain’s” were there..I believe they built or had it built in 1860.

Wouldn't it be great if it snows again tonight and we can get some photos too? <3


Wow they are amazing pictures

Great photos ! Thanks!

Beautiful, my mum had a photo of my great grandmothers in Talindert full of snow

Great photos

This little perfume bottle sat unnoticed in one of our display cabinets for many years. It was only when the cabinet was emptied for refurbishment that we became curious about its history.
THE BOTTLE:  The Grossmith Company, discovered still operating in London, were able to provide us with the following information about the bottle.  They believe it was manufactured in Anor, Normandy, France before 1906. The cork stopper with the Maltese cross top was known as a “sprinkler” fitting and enabled the user to sprinkle the fragrance over their clothes or into water in a hand basin. At that time all bottles were normally fitted with a glass stopper and the very small hole needed to sprinkle rather than dab was impossible for the glassmaker of the time to produce economically….hence the need for this type of fitting, which was used as far back as 1860.
THE PERFUME:  From the remains of the band around the neck of the bottle we were able to ascertain that the perfume was a toilet water Floral Extract Parma Violet part of the Floriala Series.  Floral Extracts were sold in a variety of bottles at various times between 1880 and 1930.Image attachmentImage attachment
At least something stays the same in this new world of Covid19! As scheduled, the CDHS Newsletter, Past Matters, is in the mail - both email and post - and its full of interesting reports about the behind-the-scenes activities that have been going on over the past three months. 
The  AGM is also on its way, but it will be held in a totally new way as you can see from the article on our front page.Image attachmentImage attachment
Due to the worrying surge in Coronavirus cases in nearby areas, we regretfully advise that the Camperdown Heritage Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. We will do our very best to meet your research and other enquiries via our website and email.
Fortunately, a lot of the work volunteers do can be done from home so were not entirely idle during this difficult time. 
Our thoughts go out to you all - take care and stay well.

Comment on Facebook SORRY EVERYONE, BUT ...

Souns like a wise decision! Mind you so many new people are into researching their history now since lockdowns began.

Please stay safe.

Stay safe.

In June 1920, a Royal Train transported Edward, Prince of Wales to a number of regional towns and cities, one of which was Camperdown. This month, Victorias monthly rail magazine NEWSRAIL has an article on this Royal Progress and includes a number of photographs. One of these photos - of the Prince outside the council chambers, comes from our collection. Other pics are from Cressy & District History Group as well as PROV. A couple of them are below.
Well done to Maree Belyea who supplied the photo to the magazine.
Can you spot the lady with the camera? We think shes just winding on her film to the next frame. If youre old enough, youll know what that means!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Amazing pics

Such a special memory for your town

Val Wells thought you might remember this 🤭

Todays the day! The Camperdown Robert Burns Festival has risen to the challenge of Covid19 and turned a cancellation of public events into a winner! Visit the website: https://camperdownburnsfestival.com.au/  for a full rundown of all the programs available. Also the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RobertBurnsFestival/ for updates, links and live music streaming.
The CDHS is there too, talking about the origin of the Festival and how it fits into the history of the town.
Enjoy a weekend of music, dance and all things Scottish. The whole program is on the website and a live concert streaming begins at 2pm today with Kate Burke.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Lisa Widdop and Bruce Widdop Bring out the bagpipes this weekend ... could be great !!!

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