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Updated 24.6.15

The following books provide an insight into the development of the Waverley district. Some of these are available for purchase from the WHS.


PRICE from WHS (Plus postage, request a quote from the WHS Research Officer)
Priestley, Susan:
Cattlemen to Commuters: A History of the Mulgrave District.
Published by J Ferguson, 1979. (200 p hard cover)
Available SH on eBay
(approx $20?)
Waverley Historical Society:
Waverley Past and Present.
Published by WHS, 1988
Hattwell, Wyn:
Wandering Around Waverley.
Published by Wyn Hatwell, 1990.
City of Waverley ( Landells,Wallace, Editor):
A story of The City of Waverley.
Published by City of Waverley, 1961
Sturrock, Morna:
They Continued Steadfastly: A history of St. Stephen's Church
. 1965. (49 p soft cover)
Turnbull, Jeffery:
Once there was Jordanville. Published by WHS 2007. (156 p soft cover)
Turnbull, Jeffrey; Angelico, MarJo:
Then and Now, A Pictorial History of Waverley. Published by WHS 2010 (60 p soft cover)


Gobbi, Helen G
Taking its Place (A History of Oakleigh). Published by Oakleigh Historical Society, 2004. (240p soft cover)
Check with Oakleigh DHS
Association of Eastern Suburbs Historical Societies:
Eastern Favourite Escapes to the Outer East.
Published by AEHS, 2002. (56 p soft cover).
Elizabeth Coleman - Biography and catalogue of paintings
Elizabeth Coleman - Post card of French's farm Mt Waverley 1930
Teaspoon - Featuring Black Flat Community Centre, formerly Glen Waverley Primary School
Badge - Featuring Black Flat Community Centre, formerly Glen Waverley Primary School


Many of these, together with a number of School, Church and club histories may be accessed at any branch of the Monash Public Library Service.

The books may be borrowed in person while the indexes may be accessed on line. Simply enter the surname, topic or placename you wish to research, and you will find listed all the mentions in many resources. Then visit the library to borrow the relevant books for study at home.


Separate formatted hard copy indexes to Cattlemen to Commuters, Waverley Past and Present, They Continued Steadfastly and Wandering Around Waverley which greatly facilitate searching the books, are available from the Society at a nominal charge.

Alternatively, you may download a simple copy here.

Cattlemen to Commuters - Index and errata (pdf)

Waverley Past and Present - Index and errata (pdf)

They Continued Steadfastly - Index (pdf)

Wandering Around Waverley - Index (pdf) Wandering Around Waverley - Appendix (pdf)
(Note that this book has many inaccuracies in the text. Take care in interpreting and applying the information contained therein!)

WHS Newsletters

The Waverley Historical Society publishes a newsletter (History Here) 4 times per year. A copy may be downloaded in pdf format. Earlier issues are available for viewing in the WHS rooms .

Issue No. 212 July 2015 (3.3 MB) Issue No. 211 May 2015 (1.75 MB) Issue No. 210 Feb 2015 (2.7 MB)
Issue No. 209 Oct 2014 (3 MB) Issue No. 208 Aug 2014 (950 kB) Issue No. 207 May 2014 (800 kB)
Issue No. 206 Feb 2014 (1.2MB) Issue No. 205 Oct 2013  (1MB) Issue No. 204 July 2013 (1.1 MB)
Issue No. 203 Apr 2013 (1.3MB) Issue No. 202 Feb 2013 (1.9MB) Issue No. 201 Oct 2012
Issue No. 200 Aug 2012 (650kB) Issue No. 199 May 2012 (650kB) Issue No. 198 Feb 2012 (1MB)
Issue No. 197 Oct 2011 (1MB) Issue No. 196 July 2011 (860kB) Issue No. 195 May2011 (800kB)
Issue No. 194 Feb 2011 (1MB) Issue No. 193 Oct 2010 (700kB) Issue No. 192 July 2010 (650kB)
Issue No. 191 May 2010 (650kB) Issue No. 190 Feb 2010 (540kB) Issue No. 189 Oct 2009 (1MB)
Issue No. 188 July 2009 (800kB) Issue No. 187 May 2009 (500kB) Issue No. 186 Feb 2009 (1MB)