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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 […]
July 9, 2020

Homestead Closure

To our valued Hobsons Bay community Following the state government’s decision to reintroduce Stage 3 restrictions, the Homestead will remain closed but as things change over the next month or two we will reconsider our options. We are sad to be keeping our doors closed but we will continue to […]
May 29, 2020

Reconciliation Week 2020

This week is reconciliation week and is a great time to remind ourselves of the history and culture of the indigenous people of this area and Australia. By understanding the ways of the indigenous people past, present and emerging we can all understand how we can all connect with each […]
May 14, 2020

National Volunteer Week

Next week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of all volunteers. The theme this year is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”. On behalf of the Committee of the Altona-Laverton Historical Society we would like to give a huge thank you the many volunteers that assist […]