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August 6, 2022

Melbourne Street Directories

The Altona Laverton Historical Society is need of your help. We are looking for copies of Melbourne street directories between 1950 and 1966. There were a number of companies producing these including Collins, Morgan, Gregory and UBD. We have access to digitised copies of pre 1952 and post 1966 directories […]
April 21, 2022

Altona Homestead Steps Back In Time

The Late Victorian Society of Melbourne partnered with the Altona Laverton Historical Society for a fully immersive Victorian experience at the Altona Homestead last week. Living historians dressed for the era presented life in that period, giving visitors a sense of stepping back in time to Victorian Melbourne. This was […]
April 4, 2022

Devonshire Teas are back commencing 1 May! BOOK NOW!

Devonshire Teas at the Homestead are back commencing Sunday 1 May 2022. We are continuing with the booking changes that we introduced last year. Are bookings necessary? Yes, due to COVID safety and to limit the number of people, within the Homestead space, we have limited our seating to 30 people […]
November 14, 2021

Third Term for Mayor Peter Hemphill

Councillor Peter Hemphill, the longest serving, Hobsons Bay City Council, councillor was elected to his third term as mayor. He joins former councillor, Angela Altair, as the only Hobsons Bay councillor to serve for three mayoral terms. As the representative for the Strand Ward, Councillor Hemphill is Hobsons Bay’s longest-serving […]
September 24, 2021

I Feel the Earth Move

This week’s earthquake was the largest recorded in Victoria, since 1835, but it not the first. Earthquakes have been recorded being felt in and around Melbourne since 1841 and appear to happen more frequently than people realise because most are classified as tremors rather than quakes. The last sizeable earthquakes […]
September 12, 2021

Music to our Ears

It was in the middle of March this year when member Russell Grant alerted us to the fact that a pianola that had been in his family for over 100 years, much of that time spent at the Truganina Explosives Reserve (50+ years), would soon be in need of a […]