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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 […]
September 2, 2020

St Eanswythe Church celebrates 50 Years

After conducting services in a building that was transferred from Laverton in 1933, the building was demolished in 1969 to make way for a new Church Centre that was constructed by local builder H & L Weaver Pty Ltd. Work started with the demolition of the old building in early […]
August 19, 2020

To Beat a Boating Tragedy but then lose to a Pandemic

LAD SURVIVES ALTONA BOATING TRAGEDY, ONLY TO DIE LATER OF SPANISH FLU Sadly Altona has seen some tragic events over the years due to its location alongside the some times unpredictable bay of Port Phillip. Another one we came across recently was the sad loss of two men while fishing […]
July 13, 2020

Realease the Hounds

If you thought that this scene could only be an English one, then think again. The Hunt with horses, hounds, ladies and landowners was a sight that would have been seen with some frequency across the Werribee, Williamstown and Altona plains during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. To learn […]