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…

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…

Yarra Valley Vietnam Veterans

Book layout and cover design of Yarra Valley Vietnam Veterans for the Mt Evelyn RSL. TELL THEIR STORY Fifty years after they served Australia in the Vietnam War, sixteen veterans of that conflict who live in the Yarra Valley sat down with the Mt Evelyn RSL’s historian and revealed, some for the first time, their…

Who Wouldn’t be a Soldier?

Layout and cover design of Who Wouldn’t Be A Soldier. The WWI Diaries of Sgt Thomas Arthur Dykes DCM – 23rd Battalion, AIF August 2nd, 1916 –‘I won’t forget last night as long as I live. The Hun’s barrage of shell fire was worse than ever, Dante’s Inferno was nothing compared to it, and we…

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…

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,…