"Of Affairs Local" is the first volume of a history of Darebin's Great War. This study covers issues that impacted on the local area including a series of letters, a study of women who took part in the war as well as a table of casualty statistics. Compiled by Brian Membrey.
Like most Australian towns, Northcote and Preston paid heavily in the battles of the First World War. Brian Membrey has searched honour rolls, service records and memorials to put together this comprehensive and intriguing record of hundreds of local service personnel who lost their lives during the conflict.
More records of local soldiers who lost their lives during World War One. Compiled by Brian Membrey.
Compiled by local historian Brian Membrey for Darebin Heritage, “Women in Uniform - Nurses who served in The Great War 1914 – 1919” illuminates the important role that local Women in the nursing services played in the Great War.
Learn about the part local soldiers played in the Boer War. This study compiled by Brian Membrey explains the background to the Boer War as well as detailed descriptions from War Correspondents and personal stories of Northcote and Preston soldiers.
Read about the history of Croxton Youth Club from the early days in 1958 when the club was formed by six young people in the area up until 1977. Compiled by one of the founding members, Graeme Fellows
Local historian Brian Membrey has compiled a history of High Street Preston between 1892 and 1975. Drawing from a number of sources including local papers and street directories, this history gives a year by year overview of the changing and evolving nature of the street.