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Aircraft - Wirraway
In the late 1950s, former Luftwaffe pilot Fred Meuller relocated to Australia and established a petrol...
Aviation - early flight in Reservoir
In the early 1900s a significant event occurred in Reservoir when an early airplane landed in paddocks at...
Cable Tram Engine House
The cable tram engine house was constructed in 1889 at a cost of £4,933. At this time the tramway was owned...
Cornelius Reginald Penrose
Cornelius Penrose was born in Maryborough in 1889, moving to Preston in 1926 and beginning work at the...
Dennis Railway Station
Dennis railway station was opened by Mayor Oldis in 1924 and named after the Dennis family who were...
Duncan Brothers Bus Service
The Duncan Brothers operated a bus service from their property at 8 Urquhart Street, Northcote from the start...
Fairfield Horse Tram
The first ever tram to run in Victoria was in Station Street, Fairfield. Looking at it today this is quite a...
Fairfield Railway Station
George Clauscen moved into Northcote around 1885, purchasing the well known property 'Sunnyside' (Rucker's...
Harry Drew Cabs
Harry Drew was a somewhat eccentric if popular cab operator in High Street Northcote. He operated a...
Horse drawn vehicles
James G. Membrey
James Membrey served as the Member for Jika Jika in the State Legislative Assembly from 1907 to 1917 before...
I'm now talking with Joan Clinnick of Reservoir. Joan has lived all of her life in Reservoir and in fact...
Keith Street, Aplhington
Keith Street, Alphington first appears in the street directories in 1925. It was named after Keith Smith, who...
Former stationmaster at Preston Railway station, Kennedy was the first the foundation President of the...
Louis Harding - Yarra River Ferryman
Louis Harding operated a ferry service from Melbourne to Grange Road, Fairfield between the First and Second...
Mark Sharp - Bootmaker
Mark Sharp established a business as a bootmaker at 394 (later renumbered 422) High Street Northcote in 1896....
Northcote Amateur Cycling Club
Cycling had played an active role in Northcote’s sporting life well before the Northcote Amateur...
Northcote Railway Station
Outer Circle Railway Line
The plan for an Outer Circle Railway Line was first presented in the 1884 Railways Bill. It proposed an...
Preston Railway Station
The railway from Clifton Hill to Whittlesea was built in 1889 for a grand total of £97,819. It was formally...
Reid's Bus Service
David Reid began his bus service in 1928 when he bought out a small route from Brunswick to Moonee Ponds. He...
Reservoir Railway Station
Stables in Quinn Street, Preston
Thomas Butler operated a daily coach between Preston and Melbourne during the the 1850s. It left Preston at...
William (Bill) Longley
Bill Longley (1911-2005) was an Australian speedway motorcyle champion who thrilled crowds in both England...
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