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Monday, 20 February 2017

Moonee Ponds (West) State School added to the list

Moonee Ponds State School (now Moonee Ponds West) Prep 2 Grade 1918 has now been added to the list of school photos at the Time Travellers website.   If you can recognise anyone, don't forget to say!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Pandora - Australia's Web Archive

I am pleased to report that the Time Travellers in Essendon Flemington and the Keilor Plains website and blog has been selected by the National Library of Australia for perpetual preservation in their web archive.  This title is scheduled to be re-archived regularly. The archived website can be seen here.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Keilor Iron or Basket Bridge

Browsing through the photographs at the State Library of Victoria taken by Ruth Hollick, this photo came up as an unidentified country bridge.  It is, however, the Keilor Iron Basket Bridge, taken circa 1930.  See more of the history of the bridge on the Time Travellers website.

Friday, 3 February 2017

1st Ascot Vale Brownies

1st Ascot Vale Brownie Pack Certificate was awarded to Gayle Green in 1964.  Courtesy of Gayle Murray.

The official Guider magazine Matilda recorded the registration of the 1st Ascot Vale Brownie Pack in the 1 August 1933 issue.

But where did they meet?  Who started the Pack? What did they do?  Lend us a hand to find out more about the 1st Ascot Vale Brownies.   There is one little Brownie from this pack making her salute on the Time Travellers website.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Tennis? My serve.

Here is a nice photo of the St John's Tennis Club.  Otto Reiher is the man on the far left. Photo courtesy of Ian Reiher.    If you go to the website you will see another photo of the club, both featuring the bluestone walls of the original St John's Prebyterian Church, Essendon.

I have created a page of links for the sports clubs, and plan to be adding more club photos in the next week, so keep an eye out.    If your relatives lived in the vicinity of Essendon and Flemington, and were sporty types you may be able to find them in a club photo.  Please let me know if you do.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Did your aunty play for Kensington Meths?

Kensington Methodist Basket Ball Team, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Kelvin Edwards Collection, State Library of Victoria Collection.

The Kensington Methodist Basket Ball Club fielded two teams in the Methodist Basketball League from the early 1930s.   Two further photos of the teams can be found on the Time Travellers website, one of which includes the initials and surnames of the Premiership Team of  1935.  The surnames included Cox (3), Smith, Hocking, Thomson, Williamson and Cameron. The sport is now more familiarly known as netball.

If you can't find your relatives in the Kensington Methodist teams, you might try the Ascot Vale West Basket Ball Club of 1928 and 1928, or  the Flemington Basket Ball Team of 1937.

Any identifications welcome. Please get in touch.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

WW2 brothel in Essendon

Which early and well-known Essendon property was used as a brothel for American servicemen in WW2?    Find out at the Time Travellers website.