the activities of the historical, genealogical and other
heritage groups in the West Bourke District , in Melbourne's western
a description of the West Bourke region at the bottom of this page
23rd October, 2004
am until 4 pm
Kensington Neighbourhood Centre,
Anthony St, Kensington
Melways Ref 42 K1
(near Newmarket Station)
The West Bourke Planning Committee
cordially invites one and all to
attend a Fair showcasing local historical and genealogical societies
from Melbourne's west and north-west, as well as the peak organisations
representing the history and genealogy movement.
You will have the opportunity to hear
experts in their field give
useful advice on research in a formal presentation, and you can talk to
consultants during the day to learn about resources
Entry to the Fair will be only
$5.00. There will be light
refreshments available for purchase. Door-prizes will be
regularly throughout the day.
This is a wonderful opportunity for
family and local historians to
and browse displays by historical and genealogical societies, some
commercial exhibitors, specialist societies, and the peak bodies in
each field. You may visit bookstalls, attend lectures, seek
guidance on research problems from volunteer consultants, form
networks, swap information, and generally have a great day out!
We look forward to seeing you there!
West Bourke was an Electoral District of Victoria from 1856 to 1904. It was represented by many well-known politicians such as Alfred Deakin, John Carre Riddell and John Thomas Smith. See here for a full list.
Alfred Plumpton composed a musical galop,
entitled "West Bourke
Plate Galop", in the period 1878-1882, apparently in honour of a
greyhound racing event.
Presumably it was held somewhere in the West Bourke electoral district.
West Bourke Electoral District covered the following areas:
Altona, Ascot Vale, Broadmeadows, Brunswick, Coburg, Essendon, Fawkner, Flemington, Footscray, Gisborne, Keilor, Kensington, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Ponds, Mount Macedon, North Melbourne, St Albans, Sunbury, Sunshine, Sydenham, Werribee, Williamstown.
extended the boundaries to include Brunswick, Coburg and Fawkner, towns
whose history is parallel with the other suburban parts of the West
Here is a map which shows the old electoral division of West Bourke
any enquiries, please email us at email@example.com
This Fair is being sponsored by the City of Moonee Valley and the Essendon Historical Society Inc. We also thank the Keilor Historical Society for funding assistance.