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To order, please complete the Publications Order Form  for books and screensavers, or the Software Order Form for the Heritage V computer program.

For information about the Heritage V computer program for Heritage and Historical Societies, click here. 

"Echoes of the Past - A History of Newham and Cobaw"  - Jannyse Williams.    $29.70
This excellent publication is fully illustrated and indexed. Drawing on years of personal research and the extensive records of our Local and Family History Resource Centre, Jannyse has produced an entertaining and detailed account of the history of these two important areas. It will be of interest to all who have links with the district now covered by the Macedon Ranges Shire.

"Woodend on the Five Mile Creek"  - Betty Jean Barned.    $12.00
This illustrated history of Woodend is a useful compilation of material from various sources. Its major focus is on the Woodend and Newham area, but it also contains some material relating to Ashbourne, Hesket, Springfield (North Woodend), Macedon and Carlsruhe. Following a general history of the area, chapters cover such topics as early transport, local busineses, buildings, organisations, schools and churches. There is also a large section on early pioneers and local families.

"My Side of the Mountain" – Hesket, Cherokee and Kerrie by Betty Jean Barned.    $15.00
A useful illustrated history of the Hesket, Cherokee and Kerrie districts, reprinted by the W & D.H.S. in response to public demand. Originally published in 1983, it contains reminiscences of many early residents of this area. In addition to photographs, this book includes a useful map showing the position of buildings such as schools and churches long since gone.

"A Woodend Walk"  - Janet Hawkins,     $4.00
Contains illustrations and a brief history of 27 buildings and houses of interest in the Woodend township, plus notes re. some additional places in the wider district. It includes both district and town maps and although it does suggest a walk through the town, it will also be of interest to those seeking an introduction to the main features of Woodend.

"Memories of Newham"  - Various contributors.    $12.00
This interesting compilation begins with a plan of the Newham township around the beginning of the last century. It also contains relevant sections of the the parish map and a number of photographs. This book is fully indexed.

"Hanging Rock Memories and other Poems"  - Denis Fitzgerald.    $6.00
Denis Fitzgerald was born in Springhill in 1877 and spent most of his life as a farmer. An extremely well read man, he also had a great love of the Australian bush and in this collection of his poetry he has caputured the life and times of early last century in this district.

"Walls Two Feet Thick"  - Janet Hawkins.    $15.00
The first St. Mary"s Anglican Church in Woodend was built in 1859, but by 1864 a decision was made to replace it with a more substantial bluestone building. This detailed work tells the story of a much-loved building, and of many of the people who have worshipped there over many years. It also records all the monuments and plaques and the changes to the furnishings of the building from 1859 to the present time. Fully illustrated and indexed.

"Picnic at Hanging Rock"  - Joan Lindsay.    $58.00
This is Joan Lindsay's novel beautifully illustrated with over 200 images from Peter Weir's film of the same name. A limited edition, this book is destined to become a valuable collector's item.

"Miss Sim Remembered " - Neil MacLean    $5.00
Miss Sim taught at the Woodend Primary School from 1927 until 1951.An exceptional teacher, firm but well respected, she has remained in the memory of her former pupils. Neil has collected some of these memories to provide a fascinating account of school days during these years. The booklet also contains a collection of Woodend Primary School photographs.

"Forging History - A History of Blacksmiths in the Newham and Woodend District " - Jane Holth. Illustrated by Joycelyn Moreland.    $10.00
When Jane began searching for information about blacksmiths who had at one time worked around Newham and Woodend, she had no idea how many she would find! A fascinating and delightfully illustrated account of a mostly-lost art, and stories of the many smithies who once plied their trade in this area.

"They Went To War - The story of 370 men and 4 women from the original Shire of Newham and Woodend who served in World War 1. " - Sylvia Boxshall.    $39.70
Lavishly illuatrated, this important publication depicts the life of the people of the local community during the war years Life at home had to continue regardless of the ever growing list of casualties and deaths.

Screensaver - Scenes of the Macedon Ranges    $12.00
A colorful collection of some 36 photographs taken by local landscape photographer Janet Hawkins. They capture the seasons and views of the area around the Macedon Ranges. Needs Win98 or later.

Screensaver - Scenes of Hanging Rock    $12.00
All 36 photographs of the Rock and its environs on this screensaver have been taken by Janet Hawkins, and they capture the mystery and moods of the Woodend landmark. Needs Win98 or later.

To order, please complete the Publications Order Form  for books and screensavers, or the Software Order Form for the Heritage V computer program.

For information about the Heritage V computer program for Heritage and Historical Societies, click here. 


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