From a handful of people between 1915 and 1920, both Altona and Laverton’s population have grown and both suburbs have prospered. One reason for their speedy growth and development was the hard work, enthusiasm and community spirit shown by our pioneers.
Few of us living here in the present time ever stop to think of all the hard work and many hours spent by these pioneers in trying to make Altona a better place and giving us so much of what we take for granted today.
As more and more people become interested in tracking down particular family histories, as well as the history of our local area, our members felt the need to post information on the pioneer families that have come to light during our research activities.
As time goes on will will add more details of this families and their contribution to Altona, Laverton and the surrounding area.