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CABLES FROM MELBOURNE CABLE TRAMS?
Along County Boundary Road East there are the remains of a long cable which for many years was used for fencing. What’s left can be seen, fast rusting away, behind a row of trees near the corner of Black Rock Road. 
The cables were used to drive trams all over Melbourne and suburbs – the first being installed in 1885. A Camperdown Chronicle of 1931 records an offer of “a quantity of second-hand steel tramway cable” to the Heytesbury Shire Council from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board. The cable was extremely heavy and came in incredibly long lengths – as described on the picture below.
We are currently investigating which roads it was used for and how it was transported. If anyone out there has information about this, we’d love to hear from you.Image attachment

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I think some of the Manifold properties had some of the cable in fences.

NOW WE CAN OPEN!
And we all need to take care so we now have:
COVID-10 RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

AIM OF THESE GUIDELINES:
These guidelines aim to minimize the risk of exposure of Historical Society members, visitors and guests to COVID-19. They meet the requirements of current Victorian Government health directives.
VACCINATION:
All Camperdown & District Historical Society members, visitors and guests over the age of 12, wishing to participate in face-to-face Society meetings, events or to enter the Camperdown Heritage Centre, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must be presented prior to joining face-to-face Society meetings, events or entering the Heritage Centre.
To simplify the vaccination confirmation process, the Society secretary will establish a register of vaccinated Society members
Society members over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will continue to receive the Newsletter, have access to online research assistance and forums and participate in online Society meetings where available. However, they may not participate in face-to-face Society meetings, events or enter the Heritage Centre.
HEALTH:
Do not attend a Society meeting, event or the Heritage Centre, if:
- feeling unwell, and/or displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19,
- or have been in contact with a COVID-19 case,
- or are awaiting test results for COVID-19

QR CODE SCANNING:
QR code scanning using the Services Victoria app is required prior to entry to meetings, events and the Heritage Centre. A written register will be provided for those people without a mobile phone.
MASKS:
Masks must be worn in the Heritage Centre and at all indoor meetings and events.
Masks need not be worn outdoors unless safe social distancing cannot be kept.

HAND SANITIZER:
Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entry point for Society meetings, events and the Heritage Centre.

DENSITY LIMITS:
Density and attendance limits will vary for various venues and events and will be advised at the time.
WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO SEE OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS AGAIN - AT LAST!
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NOW WE CAN OPEN! 
And we all need to take care so we now have:
COVID-10 RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES  AIM OF THESE GUIDELINES:
These guidelines aim to minimize the risk of exposure of Historical Society members, visitors and guests to COVID-19. They meet the requirements of current Victorian Government health directives.
VACCINATION:
All Camperdown & District Historical Society members, visitors and guests over the age of 12, wishing to participate in face-to-face Society meetings, events or to enter the Camperdown Heritage Centre, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must be presented prior to joining face-to-face Society meetings, events or entering the Heritage Centre.
To simplify the vaccination confirmation process, the Society secretary will establish a register of vaccinated Society members 
Society members over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19  will continue to receive the Newsletter, have access to online research assistance and forums and participate in online Society meetings where available. However, they may not participate in face-to-face Society meetings, events or enter the  Heritage Centre.
HEALTH:
Do not attend a Society meeting, event or the Heritage Centre, if:
- feeling unwell, and/or displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, 
- or have been in contact with a COVID-19 case, 
- or are awaiting test results for COVID-19  QR CODE SCANNING:
QR code scanning using the Services Victoria app is required prior to entry to meetings, events and the Heritage Centre. A written register will be provided for those people without a mobile phone.
MASKS:
Masks must be worn in the Heritage Centre and at all indoor meetings and events.
Masks need not be worn outdoors unless safe social distancing cannot be kept.  HAND SANITIZER:
Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entry point for Society meetings, events and the Heritage Centre.  DENSITY LIMITS:
Density and attendance limits will vary for various venues and events and will be advised at the time.
WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO SEE OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS AGAIN - AT LAST!
Our October newsletter is hot off the press today!

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I really enjoyed reading about Bexley. Thanks for the research Maree. Yes I remember Willie Ah Soo coming along Dodds Street. I even had a short ride in his horse driven wagon when I was a small child. My mother sometimes bought vegetables from him.

Celebrate history month is here! Loads of great events and inspiration: historymonth.org.au/events

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There are over 100 free online events put on by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Wish i could be there

I am sure you are all aware how difficult this year has been in many ways, especially for holding community events.

The 'Milking our Memories' event with Pat Walsh, planned for Sunday 3rd October is the latest in a long list to be postponed.
We are now hoping it can take place in the first half of next year.

The Aboriginal History and Culture weekend, planned for August, has been postponed, likely until early next year.

The Robert Burns Festival postponed from July to September, will now be held on the 1st to 3rd July, 2022.

Camperdown Secondary School Centenary Celebrations have been postponed until 15th & 16th October 2022.

The Camperdown P & A Society's 150th Show has also been postponed until October 2022.

The planning for all the events is in place, just waiting until everyone is allowed to attend.

On the upside - our volunteers are now permitted back at the Heritage Centre, with Covid restrictions of course.
It was a very happy team back working and catching up yesterday.

We were also fortunate to be able to hold our scheduled AGM with a small gathering at which Jennifer Rabach presented 'Search for the first Australian Theatre Sister'.

There's still a lot happening in the background as our volunteers continue to research and archive. If you have an hour/week (or a few) and can assist in transcribing records and petitions please get in touch - it is easy to do, can be done remotely, and adds incredible value to our digital archives. There will be a story in our next newsletter about this project.
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I am sure you are all aware how difficult this year has been in many ways, especially for holding community events.  The Milking our Memories event with Pat Walsh, planned for Sunday 3rd October is the latest in a long list to be postponed.
We are now hoping it can take place in the first half of next year.  The Aboriginal History and Culture weekend, planned for August, has been postponed, likely until early next year.  The Robert Burns Festival postponed from July to September,  will now be held on the 1st to 3rd July, 2022.  Camperdown Secondary School Centenary Celebrations have been postponed until 15th & 16th October 2022.  The Camperdown P & A Societys 150th Show has also been postponed until October 2022.  The planning for all the events is in place, just waiting until everyone is allowed to attend.  On the upside - our volunteers are now permitted back at the Heritage Centre, with Covid restrictions of course.
It was a very happy team back working and catching up yesterday.  We were also fortunate to be able to hold our scheduled AGM with a small gathering at which Jennifer Rabach presented Search for the first Australian Theatre Sister.  Theres still a lot happening in the background as our volunteers continue to research and archive. If you have an hour/week (or a few) and can assist in transcribing records and petitions please get in touch - it is easy to do, can be done remotely, and adds incredible value to our digital archives. There will be a story in our next newsletter about this project.Image attachment

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Such a privilege to be asked to share my research and I look forward to sharing more about the Matrons, Nurses and Medical Staff that worked at Camperdown Hospital as I emerge myself into the archives. Its a joy to work with everyone at the Society who are all volunteers.

I'm still waiting to hear back from you to the questions that I had asked. Not happy

👏👏👏 that’s great Jennifer 💐

Good on you Jennifer Rabach. Great opportunity to share your skills!

PAST MATTERS - July Edition
Were publishing our newsletter Past Matters just a little early this month because there are many events on the way and we want to notify our members in plenty of time. Most of the events are open to the public and below youll find a list of dates and times for your diary.
The newsletter, as usual, is filled with interesting articles and information as well. Email members received it today by email; Australia Post recipients should see it in their letterboxes very soon.
We hope you enjoy it.Image attachment
ABORIGINAL HISTORY AND CULTURE
Just another poster for you about the coming seminar. Make sure you get your bookings in early. Its proving to be very popular.

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We have had a query asking if the bus tour could be a 'tag along' event as all the places are booked. Unfortunately this is not possible as there will be a commentary on the bus. Very pleasing that the tour is booked out but sorry for those who missed out on a place.

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