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July 10, 2021

Hobsons Bay Heritage QR Walks

WWW.HobsonsBayQRwalks.com.au is a QR code podcast installation created by local artist Gina Kennedy with contributions from over 50 members of the Hobsons Bay Community. QR codes will be installed on the footpaths to scan and listen to local stories while you’re out for a walk. The QR Codes will be installed at […]
June 4, 2021

Tweddle Footscray Celebrates 100 Years

Tweddle was born in 1920 out of a desire to stop significant infant mortality, malnutrition and infection affecting thousands of Victorian babies. In the early 1920’s when Tweddle commenced, mums and dads would ride their bikes or walk for miles pushing huge prams to get to Tweddle but today, everyone […]
May 15, 2021

The mystery of the Langhorne Grave in WIlliamstown

The Langhorne grave within the Williamstown cemetery holds a mystery that has only been revealed with a member of our society decided to look into the condition of both the Langhorne graves and their headstones. The unfortunate Sarah was interred in a grave in Williamstown Cemetery. Using a double plot, […]
April 18, 2021

Devonshire Teas are back! Now with online bookings! BOOK NOW!

Devonshire Teas at the Homestead are back commencing Sunday 2 May 2021. We have had to introduce a few changes including restricting numbers and introducing a booking system. Are bookings necessary? Yes, due to COVID restrictions on how many people can be within the Homestead space we have need to limit […]
March 3, 2021

Welcome to 2021

Last year, due to COVID, we were unable to spend as much time meeting at the Altona Homestead, but this did not stop our members undertaking hundreds of hours of work from their homes. Our members have been busy answering emails regarding all aspects of life in the early days […]
December 9, 2020

Early Settlers to Altona & Laverton

Welcome to our new project looking at the lives and contributions of early European pioneers to the Altona and Laverton area. We will take a glimpse into the hard work and endeavour they brought in order to make this area of Melbourne’s west such a great place for us to […]