Membership Fee Increase

For ten years or so our membership fee has been $10. As discussed at our AGM, increasing costs and decreasing income have regrettably necessitated an increase to $20. This is payable by 28 February 2024, but can be paid from now on. New members joining now and paying...

November History Walk

Our annual walk was held on 11 November with approximately 35 attendees and was greatly enjoyed by all. We adjourned to the Grace Darling for refreshments afterwards, and as a special treat the helpful barmaid showed us the bluestone cellars. If you missed the walk,...

Collingwood’s Last Boot Factory

The City of Collingwood was famous as the capital of the Australia’s boot and shoe manufacturing from the late 19th until well into the 20th century and was the location of many dozens of footwear factories and associated industries. Ian Harold kept the last of...

More women added

The latest Notable women to be added to the database are union activist Helen Lothan Robertson, Collingwood councillor Marion Miller, and Methodist Sister Evangeline Ireland, known as Sister Faith. Fascinating reading on these committed active women.