Research Documents See our Research Facilities page for more on books & archives.
- c1892 photo of early Camperdown homes & businesses
- “Age” article by Miki Perkins about Budj Bim
- Budj Bim History – Tony Wright
- Transcripts from Camperdown Burns Festival Lecture Series 2019
- Dealing with the De’il – Robert Burns as the Exciseman 2022 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival Presentation Dr Iain Buckland
If you’re using our research documents we’d love to hear about how you’re using the information and about what you have discovered, what connections you have made… please contact us and let us know what has been important and useful, it helps us grow the resource.
- Bone Family Article by Jan Whamond
This article, written by Jan Whamond, appeared in the Genealogical Society of Victoria magazine “Ancestor” in December 2020 and is reproduced with permission of the GSV. It was featured in our Jan-Apr-2021 CDHS Newsletters.
- Jackie Clark (The Kangaroo Rocket) by Clive Allen-Paisley
The Jackie Clark, Farmer’s Boy to World Famed Cyclist, has been provided by historical society member Clive Allen-Paisley, 1st cousin 2 generations removed of Jackie Clark. It was featured in our Jan-Apr-2021 CDHS Newsletters.
Talindert Booklet & Dawson Scrapbooks
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKLET
Marjorie Butler and ‘Gwenda’ Grimwade were childhood neighbours, then school friends and their friendship endured throughout their lives. In time, Gwenda married Thomas Chester Manifold and lived much of her life at Talindert in Camperdown.
In 1983, Marjorie Butler wrote and very charming and personal history of Sir Chester and Lady Manifold – the childhood and youth of Gwenda and her married life with Sir Chester. It is a little booklet of 5o pages, carefully typed and bound in a simple cardboard cover with a number of personal photographs pasted in. It is here, in our library for anyone to see and, of course, it is unique.
The CDHS is indebted to a perceptive librarian who brought it over to the Heritage Centre to show us – alerted to its presence by the recent sale of Talindert. Many thanks, Robyn. We’re very happy to announce that the whole of the booklet has now been digitised and is available here on our website. It also preserves it for posterity.
*If you need access to higher resolution of the Dawson PDFs please visit our Heritage Centre.
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 1/7Click here to view Volume 1
*Try a search for these key words; bagpipes, vineyard, language, masons, murderous…
If you try searching some items, for example; bee or emu… it can be more difficult so we will at times add some points of interest for each volume. In volume 1 on Page 10 you can discover an article on Ligurian Bees, on Page 27 & 28 you can discover information about local Aboriginal Language, including the word ’emu’, that Isabella Dawson collected.
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 2/7Click here to view Volume 2
*Try a search for these key words; sheep, jury, wool, farm…
In volume 2 on Pages 4-7 you can discover information about Aboriginal mounds documented by James Dawson, including sketches.
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 3/7Click here to view Volume 3
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 4/7Click here to view Volume 4
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 5/7Click here to view Volume 5
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 6/7
Page 13 “Large Bones Found”
Page 27 “Whisky”
Page 39 “The Camperdown Museum” & “A Plea”
Page 54 “The Trees Lament”
Dawson Scrapbook – Searchable PDF Volume 7/7Click here to view Volume 7