From Farms to Suburbia

Book layout and cover design for From Farms to Suburbia. The Development of Mooroolbark. Mooroolbark has always been prized territory. It is part of the sacred home land of the Wurundjeri people, it was valued by the original Europeans settlers for its abundant grazing land, it was hailed for decades as prime pastures for dairying…

Casey Commemorates

Book layout and cover design for the Mt Evelyn RSL. The Federal Electoral Division of Casey sits some 50 kilometres north-east of Melbourne in the State of Victoria. It is nearly 2,500 square kilometres and its boundaries run from the suburb of Kilsyth through to the township of Matlock, taking in most of the Shire…

Scurry

Book layout and cover design for the Mt Evelyn RSL. On December 8th, 1915 there were 38,500 Australian troops occupying trenches on Gallipoli, facing a larger Turkish force of some 80,000. Twelve days later they had all been evacuated from the Peninsula without the loss of a man and without the enemy knowing. In hindsight…

The Vegabond in the Yarra Valley

Book layout and cover design for Mt Evelyn RSL. A collection of observations on the Yarra Valley from 1877 to 1894 by one of the Nineteenth Century’s most skilled journalist – The Vagabond.

Bill and Gwen Hardy

Book layout and cover design for Mt Evelyn History Group Inc. Over nearly six decades from the mid fifties, Bill and Gwen Hardy volunteered in Mt Evelyn and the wider region. Bill was the town’s sole doctor for much of this time, Gwen did the office work for the medical practice and they reared three…

J D Burns

Book layout for Lilydale RSL. A week before he was due to go overseas with the 21st Battalion in 1915, nineteen year old Private James Drummond Burns of Lilydale sat down and wrote a poem entitled ‘For England’ for his old school magazine ‘The Scotch Collegian’. It was a poem that summed up the reasons…

A Stretcher Bearer’s War

Book layout and cover design for the Mt Evelyn RSL. ‘When we arrived in this part about a month ago there were seventeen of us from Lilydale in the 2nd Brigade, we march out today, not seventeen but two of us, myself and as far as I know George Milne. All the rest are killed,…

Monash’s Militia Camp

Book layout and cover design for Mt Evelyn RSL. Book layout design for Mt Evelyn RSL. Monash’s Militia Camp documents a military week long camp in Lilydale and a mock battle in Coldstream in 1914. For more information, visit the Lilydale Militia Camp 1914 page on Facebook.