Monday, 23 March 2015

Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival May 17, 2015

The Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival Sunday, May 17 2015.

The Casey Cardinia region has a rich heritage with many treasures waiting to be discovered. Delve into the history of the area through the displays and artefacts provided by local heritage and historical groups and find answers to your local family history or town questions. 

Who will be there?   Beaconsfield History Group, Berwick Mechanics' Institute, Berwick Pakenham Historical Society, Casey Cardinia Branch of the National Trust, Casey Cardinia Library Corporation, Dandenong High School Ex-students Group, Edrington History Research Group, Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society, Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria, Narre Warren Mechanics' Institute, The Narre Warren & District Family History Group will also be there to help to locate information on local World War 1 service personnel and other family members.

Free Entry.  Activities for all  the family. Local History Books for sale. The Berwick CWA will be providing Devonshire Teas (charges apply).  This Festival is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, for more activities visit their website

Monday, 2 March 2015

Coastal guide to nature and history 2: Mornington Peninsula's ocean shore, Western Port, Phillip Island & French Island

Graham Patterson has recently published his second Coastal Guide Book and this one covers Western Port, Phillip Island, French Island and Mornington's Peninsula ocean shore. Graham has walked the entire 320 kilometre shoreline from Port Phillip Heads to San Remo then Phillip Island and French Island and this naturally includes parts of the City of Casey and the Cardinia Shire. The local section starts at Quail Island, covers the coastal towns of Cannons Creek, Warneet, Blind Bight, Tooradin then around the Bay to Lang Lang and Jam Jerrup.

Graham covers local history, coastal fauna and flora and land forms. You don't need to actually walk the 320 kilometres to get the most of this book - there are maps to get to places of interest. It's a great book - lots of illustrations, maps and information and well worth reading if you have an interest in the local and natural history of the Western Port region.

It's called Coastal guide to nature and history 2 : Mornington Peninsula's ocean shore, Western Port, Phillip Island & French Island and is a companion volume to Coastal guide to nature and history : Port Phillip Bay ,

This is Graham's website, if you want to purchase a copy. other wise click on the titles above and it will take you to our catalogue. Graham is an electrical engineer and has taught science at a secondary school level and is a keen bush walker.