Thomas Pearse and Robert McConachy who acquired the squatting rights to the Angahook Run at Aireys Inlet
Our next meeting is at 7:30 on 12 March 2020 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.
Jan Morris will talk about Thomas Pearse and her ancestor, Robert McConachy, who built the bark hut when they acquired the squatting rights to the Angahook Run at Aireys Inlet.
Connewarre Flour Mill and its 19th Century Competitors
Our next meeting is at 7:30 pm on 9 May 2019 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed when John Edmonds will talk about the Evans family.
Thursday 11 October, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed. John Stewart, a descendent of Alexander Webb will give a talk about this talented pioneer artist whose work is included in the Geelong Gallery collection. The park in front of the Belmont library has
been named after him.
The Waurn Ponds Memorial Reserve Committee of Management invites everyone to the 99th anniversary of the planting of the Waurn Ponds Memorial Reserve. The annual memorial service will be held on Sunday 1st July 2018 10:30am at Waurn Ponds Memorial Reserve corner of Waurn Ponds Drive and Cochranes Road.
There will be a march before the service with the Army, Navy, Airforce Cadets and Veterans marching together. The Geelong Military Re-enactment Group will fire from the 25pounder gun.
After the service there will be a BBQ and Light Refreshments in the Waurn Ponds Hall. Ladies are asked to bring a "Plate".
If anyone has any history of the Waurn Ponds Servicemen and women we would love to hear from you?
Wreath Laying Welcome . Everyone Invited.
Martin Klabbers will present Barwon Heads photos from the past and compare them with the same buildings now
7:30 pm 7 June 2018 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed
Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting and stay for a cuppa after
7:30pm 5 April, 2018 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed
Introduced by Michael Menzies
These photos will give you a detailed look at Geelong and district from the sky in the interwar years and you will see how Geelong, Belmont and Torquay have changed.
We would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested, to attend and stay for refreshments afterwards.
June is a descendant of two of the early families settling in Grovedale — the Hartwichs and the Winters. She is also a descendant of the Burvilles and Radfords that settled in Mount Duneed. She has a great story to tell about the evolution of the community and the effects of World War 1 on a settlement once called Germantown. Through marriage her family tree extends to a wide number of names that are well known to history buffs in the area. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting and stay for a cuppa afterwards.
The next meeting of the Mount Duneed History Group is at 7:30 on Thursday 7 December. This will be the Christmas breakup. Participants are asked to bring something old to talk about or a plate of supper.
John Calvert Bell lived with his family at Calder Park, Mount Duneed from 1891–1901. Chris Barr will tell the story of this remarkable family before, after and during their life at Mount Duneed.
Mick Robinson was the speaker at our meeting on 1 June, 2017. He has an extensive knowledge of Geelong history. We had a great night with lots of laughs. An excellent speaker.
The Bluestone Cottage at Marshall
Together They Served
Torquay Museum Without Walls
Geelong and District Database
Geelong Cemetery Index
Australian War Memorial
Surf Coast Early Schools
Barwon Heads History