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P.O. Box 2322
YOUR HISTORY . . . Alive for future generations in Mulgrave - Waverley - Monash, Victoria through the Waverley Historical Society (WHS). Know your home turf? Think again. Its secrets surround you, waiting for rediscovery. Local train commuters pass the motherlode daily, unaware that a treasure trove of over 160 years of pioneering spirit and district development is across the road from Mount Waverley railway station, above the Monash Public Library branch at 41 Miller Crescent, and is waiting to be tapped. WHS is here to promote and preserve the history of the Mulgrave/Waverley/Monash area and assist interested people with historical research.
- Glen Waverley railway line was 83 years old in May 2013
|.||The WHS has much pleasure in
announcing the publication of Then and Now -
A Pictorial History of the City of Monash. The book was
launched by Anna Burke MHR at the WHS 40th birthday
celebrations on Sunday 3 Oct 2010. This A4 book comprises
60 pages of Then and Now (B&W and colour) images,
maps and text of scenes within the City of Monash. The
book is available from the WHS directly, or by post. Click here for further
details and order form.
Once There Was Jordanville by local historian Jeffrey Turnbull. This A4 sized book of 170 pages, describes the history of the settlement of the district by the Jordan Family through to the development of the suburb and the creation of the Housing Commission estate. This most readable text is complemented with many maps and (B&W) images of the area. The book is available from the WHS directly, or by post. Click here for further details and order form.
|Do you have a question about Waverley ?
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|Meetings and Activities||
Next Meeting : Wed 23 Oct, 2pm -
Ray Price: Preserving Past &
Present for Posterity
Test your Australian History knowledge. Answers to the 2013 Quiz here
|References & Books for sale|
Society has a number of maps, early sub-division plans
and aerial photographs of the district. Many of the
streets in the Waverley area originate from our early
pioneers, while the name "Waverley" and some
particular streets relate back to Walter Scott's Waverley
novels. If you are searching for the locality: Amstel,
Ashwood, Black Flat, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton North,
Glen Waverley, Jordanville, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave,
Notting Hill, Pinewood, Springvale North, Syndal, Talbot
Colony, Tally Ho, Waverley Park, Wellington or
Wheelers Hill, then maybe we have the information
You can search the origin of street names in the Waverley area by accessing our on-line database. (If you can add to the information we would welcome your contributions).
|We are most grateful to the city of Monash for providing the accommodation for our collection.||
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reflect the views of the WHS committee, or of any
historian, book author or magazine publisher, or any
other historical society.