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Preserving our past: BH Historical Society 1963-2013

/ March 17th, 2023 / Comments Off on Preserving our past: BH Historical Society 1963-2013

This history of the Box Hill Historical Society was written to mark its 50th anniversary, in 2013. Copies can be obtained from the Society.

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Riding with Robinson

/ February 23rd, 2022 / Comments Off on Riding with Robinson

This is a fully annotated version of George Augustus Robinson’s 1840 journal of a two-month trip through the interior of the Port Phillip District. The text was previously published in 1977, in the Records of the Victoria Archaeological Survey series,

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Understanding our natural world

/ May 17th, 2016 / Comments Off on Understanding our natural world

The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV) is the oldest organisation of its kind in Australia. From its beginnings in 1880, the club has been centrally involved in campaigns to conserve the natural flora and fauna of Victoria. In the

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/ December 13th, 2011 / Comments Off on Publications

This is a complete and up-to-date list of all published books and articles written by Gary Presland (1) Authored books & edited volumes: 2022    Preserving our past: the Box Hill Historical Society 1963–2013 (Box Hill:  Box Hill Historical Society Inc.)

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/ July 1st, 2011 / Comments Off on News

Whitehorse Community Achievement Award Gary was the recipient of a Community Achievement Award, presented by the City of Whitehorse on 26 January 2019. He was nominated by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, where he spends two days every week

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For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

The connections between police and Aborigines have always been strong and significant, and have many facets.  For God’s sake send the trackers details how, following the use of Queensland Aboriginal troopers during the 1879-80 hunt for the Kelly Gang, Victoria

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First People

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on First People

When Europeans first arrived in Victoria, Australia early in the nineteenth century, Aboriginal people had been living there for tens of thousands of years. The clans that lived around Port Phillip Bay and in central Victoria made up the eastern

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