PUBLICATIONS

The following publications are available for purchase from Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex or by mail, see below.

What they did Yvonne Fitzmaurice (editor). 2013. $5.00
Extracts from our Newsletter about early personalities, some of whose descendants still live in the area. Orchardists Fankhauser and Course, herbalist William Slater, Barelli bakers, Algernon Elmore, builder and the high-profile doctor, MP and wine promoter Dr. L. L. Smith are included.
Spiders in the Loo Patricia Richardson (editor). 2011. $10.00
A selection of stories of Whitehorse people in the pre- and post-war periods, many based on oral history interviews of long-term residents and post-war migrants. These snapshots show that times were tough, but not without humour.
Alwyn Terrence Till: A brave Australian Airman Yvonne Fitzmaurice (editor). 2010. $5.00
A young Mitcham man who volunteered for the RAAF in 1942 wrote letters to his family while training in Australia and serving as a navigator in Lancaster bombers in Europe until he was shot down over Belgium. The letters, initially humorous, show the harsh realities of battle and form a compelling story.
This is Vermont Tim Shambrook. 2nd ed. 2010. $7.00
Long out of print, this history has been revised and updated to provide a description of the Vermont area from earliest times to the present day.
Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum: The legacy of Johann August Schwerkolt, Pioneer Ted Arrowsmith. 2004. $5.00
A comprehensive history of the Schwerkolt family in Mitcham, based on extensive research and documents from family sources.
Schwerkolt Cottage Cards each $2.00
Nine designs, full colour, with envelopes.

NB. Postage not included in the above prices
If you would like to purchase any of our books, within or outside of Australia, please email us with your order and your address and we will advise the price including postage, payable by cheque or money order.


The Whitehorse Historical Society produces a newsletter every second month.
Current and past copies can be downloaded here free of charge.

Download August 2014 (pdf 1386 kb)

Download June 2014 (pdf 1865 kb)

Download April 2014 (pdf 1671 kb)

Download February 2014 (pdf 1057 kb)

Download December 2013 (pdf 1380 kb)

Download October 2013 (pdf 1180 kb)