Tarwin Lower, 28 March 2020

Tarwin Lower is a small community nestled on the banks of the Tarwin River, under an hour’s drive from the heart of Wilsons Promontory National Park and around two hours from Melbourne. The Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Hall was built in 1888 and has been in use ever since. After World War 1 the hall was…

Port Albert, 29 March 2020

It is often said – If walls could talk, think of the stories they could tell!  Since 1878 the Port Albert Mechanics Institute Hall has been part of the life-blood of the town, one that was a bustling port after settlement in the 1840’s, however, it has seen huge changes over the years with the…

Heyfield, 1 April 2020

Today Heyfield is known as a farming and timber community, with a town population of 2200 and services about 3000 in the surrounding area. Heyfield has a very large soldier settlement farming area adjacent to it. With families coming to the area to farm in the early 1950’s. The Heyfield War Memorial Hall was built…

Stanley, VIC 2 April 2020

Nestled in the hills at the edge of the Alps in north-east Victoria lies Stanley. Stanley is a small rural village, approximately 10 kilometres from Beechworth, with a population of about 370. The town of Stanley was formerly known as Nine Mile, followed later by the name Snake Gully. In 1824, Hume and Hovell camped…