Our Collingwood Women Page is now LIVE

Our Collingwood Women Page is now LIVE under the Resouces Menu and contains Information about Women in Collingwood including the Monster Petition and Collingwood Women councillors. You can view it at https://collingwoodhs.org.au/resources/collingwood-women/

Here come the women!

With International Women’s Day on 8 March, we decided to re-double our efforts to add more women to our Collingwood Notables database. Especially in the nineteenth century, men seemed to be at the forefront of activity and therefore women have taken more effort...

History Walk

When we conduct a History Walk, we give participants a short handout as a guide while we walk. During the Walk we take some photos and add them to out Flickr site. Finally we prepare a set of detailed notes that are mainly based on what the Walk leaders said on the...

Post Walk Long Notes for 2022 Walk Now LIVE

Our post-walk long notes for our November 2022 walk entitled “Early Abbotsford” are now LIVE on our site. You can find them at https://collingwoodhs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Walk-long-notes-Nov-2022-1-web.pdf

New people added to the Notables database

Two new data sheets have been added: Josephine Anderson who was the original publican of the Royal Hotel in Clifton Hill (currently under threat of unsympathetic development) and John Orr who lived at of Abbotsford House in the 1840s and 1850s, and was the originator...