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ABORIGINAL ARTEFACTS
Over the Burns weekend last month, Matthew Phelan from the Victorian Government Department, Aboriginal Victoria, paid a visit to our Heritage Centre. It was then he made an offer to return and evaluate, list and catalogue our collection of Aboriginal artifacts. Arrangments were made and last Thursday was the day.
He and his colleague, Anna, arrived at 10.30am and spent the next four hours working very hard - examining, photographing, describing, numbering, etc. all our many items.
We're very happy to have this assistance in our custodianship of these artifacts. When they have completed all the work following this visit, we will be given the results. This means that we'll know exactly what we have, its provenance (if possible) and how it should be cared for.
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BOER WAR MEMORIAL
We've had some queries about the memorial and its repairs which was posted yesterday. Our researcher has come up with this information.
"Private Arthur Jones and Trooper John J Lawrence are listed on the Memorial, both having been killed in the conflict. A total of 20 district men enlisted, including Albert Satchwell."
The Heritage Sign (below) gives all the information in case there are further queries. These signs around the town were the work of Camperdown Lions and provide loads of historical information about memorials, buildings, etc.
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BOER WAR MEMORIAL
Weve had some queries about the memorial and its repairs which was posted yesterday. Our researcher has come up with this information.
Private Arthur Jones and Trooper John J Lawrence are listed on the Memorial, both having been killed in the conflict. A total of 20 district men enlisted, including Albert Satchwell.
The Heritage Sign (below) gives all the information in case there are further queries. These signs around the town were the work of Camperdown Lions and provide loads of historical information about memorials, buildings, etc.

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Thankyou I have a photo of the welcome parade. Albert Satchwell my great great Uncle. If you have time could you check the WW2 memorial for my Uncle Ronald Alan McLeod. His body was exhumed from the Moulamien line and re buried at Thanbuzyat in Burma. He was an apprentice barber at Gunners and lived with his grandfather EO Screen on the Cobden Road.I asked a friend to check as I used to grow red poppies and placed them on the memorial for about 20 years but no longer live in the district.

Arthur Jones is my 2nd great-uncle. My grandfather Arthur Jones HUSBAND was named after him. I have two small South African coins in my possession that I believe may have been sent home by Arthur to his family.

DOG COURSING 1932
Many thanks to an anonymous donor who sent us this program in the post. We have a little of the history of Coursing in Camperdown - such as the Official Card of the first meeting on June 15, 1922 - but we're always glad to receive a little more.
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DOG COURSING 1932
Many thanks to an anonymous donor who sent us this program in the post. We have a little of the history of Coursing in Camperdown - such as the Official Card of the first meeting on June 15, 1922 - but were always glad to receive a little more.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Really miss coursing at Camperdown. Fascinating to read.

I note my grandfather John holloway was the identification steward and uncle Murray Holloway’s dog was also mentioned

I have a coursing trophy from 1888 , family heirloom, might bring in for a look sometime

Yes Janice, that was my grandfather, died when my father was 14, that’s where l get my height from... my father 5’6 !!

David Cuthbert ... l see the name Cuthert on this program. Relatives, no doubt?

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BOER WAR MEMORIAL REPAIRS
Passers by today may have noticed some work being done to the Boer War Memorial in Finlay Avenue. The rifle held by the soldier had the end broken off and it is now complete. Thanks to the work of the local RSL, some other minor repairs to the statue were also completed.
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BOER WAR MEMORIAL REPAIRS
Passers by today may have noticed some work being done to the Boer War Memorial in Finlay Avenue. The rifle held by the soldier had the end broken off and it is now complete. Thanks to the work of the local RSL, some other minor repairs to the statue were also completed.Image attachment

"PAST MATTERS" IN THE POST & IN YOUR EMAIL.
The latest issue of our Newsletter "Past Matters" is now on its way to members.
Members will see that there are more links in this edition to further information on our Website. It's a way of augmenting our content without actually adding pages. Try the links and see what we mean.
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PAST MATTERS IN THE POST & IN YOUR EMAIL.
The latest issue of our Newsletter Past Matters is now on its way to members. 
Members will see that there are more links  in this edition to further information on our Website. Its a way of augmenting our content without actually adding pages. Try the links and see what we mean.

AGM TIME AGAIN - COME AND JOIN US!
Our Annual General Meeting has been set for Tuesday, 13th August so this is a formal notice to members. Membership renewals will be sent out soon and new members can join by going to our website and following the links to Membership.
As usual, we try to keep our meeting short and sweet and we follow it with an interesting speaker and a rather nice supper.
This year our President is going to share with us some of his research on the Stony Rises - specifically, the bluestone building that we all pass on our trips between Colac and Camperdown right in the middle of one of the stoniest parts of the highway.
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AGM TIME AGAIN - COME AND JOIN US!
    Our Annual General Meeting has been set for Tuesday, 13th August so this is a formal notice to members. Membership renewals will be sent out soon and new members can join by going to our website and following the links to Membership.
    As usual, we try to keep our meeting short and sweet and we follow it with an interesting speaker and a rather nice supper.
    This year our President is going to share with us some of his research on the Stony Rises - specifically, the bluestone building that we all pass on our trips between Colac and Camperdown right in the middle of one of the stoniest parts of the highway.

REFERENCE BOOKS CATALOGUED
At last this job is finished and the catalogue is now available on our website so we know what books we have and where to find them. Go to www.camperdownhistory.org.au and under the tab: Research, you'll find the complete list - alphabetically and by subject. The books are not actually for lending out but can be examined by visiting the Heritage Centre.
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REFERENCE BOOKS CATALOGUED
At last this job is finished and the catalogue is now available on our website so we know what books we have and where to find them. Go to www.camperdownhistory.org.au and under the tab: Research, youll find the complete list - alphabetically and by subject. The books are not actually for lending out but can be examined by visiting the Heritage Centre.
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