2015 Meetings will still be in Bridie O'Reilly's Pub Until Further Notice
Brunswick Town Hall is still not available. Our meetings will continue to be held in the Private Function Room of Bridie O'Reilly's Irish Pub (the former Sarah Sands Hotel) until further notice.
 
Moreland Remembers World War I
Travelling Exhibition
 
 
We're one of the contributors of the World War I exhibition
 
 
 
You can read more about the Moreland's war experience here
 
 
 
In May 2015
 
A special talk as part of the
National Trust Heritage Festival 2015 
 
in commemorating how Conflict & Compassion has shaped our communities
 
Another Kind of Army
 
- CHAPLAIN SOLDIERS IN WWI
 
"A cup of tea, a helping hand, an encouraging word, a quiet prayer"
 
 
  
 
Presenting the story of Salvation Army Officers who were commissioned as Military-Chaplains in the First AIF and served on Gallipoli and in France.
 
From the time that the first Salvation Army military-chaplain landed on Gallipoli with the 4th Battalion in April 1915, until the last of the Diggers came home from France after the war ended in 1918, Salvation Army military-chaplains ministered spiritually and temporally to a generation of young Australian men subjected to the unbelievable horrors of World War One.
 
It was the start of a special ministry by The Salvation Army to Australian servicemen and women that continued into the Second World War and continues today, caring for soldiers and their families in time of peace and war.
 
 
to be presented by
Lindsay Cox
Territorial Archivist of The Salvation Army
 
 
 
Date: 2 May 2015 (Saturday)                     
Time: 1.30 PM till 3.30 PM approximately 
Venue: Private Function Room,                       
Bridie O'Reilly's Irish Pub     
(former Sarah Sands Hotel) 
 
 
 

 

 
In June 2015
 
 
Who's talking about us?
Thank you Australian National Placenames Survey for mentioning us in page 8 of your Dec 2013 Placenames Australia newsletter.
 
 
   

Can you help?

For the past year or so I have been asking for letters, postcards, medals etc. of Brunswick people who had gone off to WWI. Several people responded to my request and I am extremely grateful to these people for taking the trouble of answering my call for help.
Now I have another request, which possibly does not relate to our members in the BCHG but may relate to friends or to neighbours.
 
I am trying to locate Moreland residents, whose forefathers participated in WWI and who were not part of the British Empire..
 
My grandfather was a POW in Siberia in WWI and my grandmother told me that she had to wait several years for her betrothed to come home from the front.
I have spoken to several "naturalised Australians" living in Brunswick and the City of Moreland, whose grandfather was also involved in this "Great War"
Please let me know if you have such a friend or neighbour and the country of origin of their forefathers.
I feel that on this 100th anniversary of WWI, we need to remember and to commemorate all who fought, all who survived and all who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their life.
- Francesca Folk-Scolaro
  President, Brunswick Community History Group 
  PO Box 8, Brunswick VIC 3056
  Phone: 03 9387 1194
  Email: brunswickhistoryinc@yahoo.com
 

The Brunswick Community History Group is interested in collecting and publishing local history stories.
We often get requests for information about great-grandparents or other family members which we cannot supply, but we are happy to publish whatever information the person researching his or her family history has already found out, in our quarterly magazine 'Fusion'. Quite often this has led to further information or even contact with long lost family or friends.