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About this resource

Page history last edited by Andrew F 10 years, 12 months ago

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About this resource


Information on historic plaques and memorials have been gathered in a number of resources, both print and online. The purpose of this online resource is to gather all of this available information, and make it available through a single website.


The following sources were used to locate plaques:


City of Hawthorn Guide to Historic Plaques: Hawthorn's 125th Anniversary, Victoria's 150th Anniversary. A guide to plaques placed in 40 historic places in the City of Hawthorn in 1985, as identified by the Hawthorn Historical Society. Historical notes written by Gwen McWilliam.


Plaques and other treasures: A walk along Camberwell Road. A self-guided walking tour of historical sites along Camberwell Road around Camberwell Junction, published by the Camberwell Historical Society c2002.


Take a walk around the Maling Road & Canterbury Road plaques. A pamphlet identifying the locations of 14 plaques placed around the Canterbury Shopping Centre by the Canterbury History Group, with a map showing the period of construction. Printed in January 2005 by the Canterbury History Group.


RHSV Memorials Database. Searchable online database of information submitted to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria between 1985 and 1995 as part of the Victorian Memorials Project.


Monument Australia. An online database of information regarding monuments located around Australia.



Additional historical details regarding locations and people were collected from the following sources:


Black, Jan 2008, The saga of Melba's Own: The Story of First City of Camberwell (Melba's Own) Scout Group 1908-2008, 1st Camberwell Scout Group, Upper Ferntree Gully.


Blainey, G 1980, A history of Camberwell, Lothian Publishing Company, Melbourne.


Gibb, Don & Stuart Warmington 1995, Visions of a Village: Canterbury Shops and Shopping 1880s-1990s, Canterbury History Group, Balwyn.


McWilliam, G 1978, Hawthorn Peppercorns, Brian Atkins, Hawthorn.


Peel, V et al 1993, A history of Hawthorn, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.


Rogers, D 1973, A history of Kew, Jim Lowden Printing, Kilmore.


Victorian Heritage Database. Maintained by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)



Images of plaques were photographed in situ between January and June 2011. Unless indicated otherwise, historical images are from the Local History Photograph Collection of the City of Boroondara Library Service.

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