January 20, 2016

Theft at the Homestead

Unfortunately we have had a theft at the Altona Homestead over the last month or two, as per pictures a standard set of weights and measures was on display – these are made of brass and are very heavy, the ball weight was approx 25cm across and the measures from […]
October 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Ethel!

Ethel Muller who attends the homestead to man the front desk week in week out turned 97 this week, we celebrated with a cake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHEL! We¬†would like to thank Ethel for her dedication and help over the years.  
September 30, 2014

Dr. Louis Joel, MBE – 1902-1989

In the 1930s, Altona was well known as a holiday and fishing village. Following WW1, a steady influx of families moved into Altona and the population grew. In 1928, the Werribee Shire appointed Dr Louis Joel of Newport as the medical officer of Altona. At that time, with no trained […]