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Oral Histories – Community Groups & Organisations

Beryl Robinson & Rev. Ian Whiteheart – Belgrave Anglican Church

Discussion of the St Martins Anglican Church in Belgrave with the church Vicar and a long time congregation member. (13 mins)

Recorded by Rebecca Carter, Berwick Secondary College, 1991.


Berwick Mechanics Institute

Discussion of the History of the Berwick Mechanics Institute with Mrs Malcolm. (18 mins)

Recorded by Carol Maas, Berwick Secondary College on 21/8/1991.


Col Hatfield – Casey Airfield

Discussion of the history and development of Casey Airfield by its director, Colonel Hatfield. (9 mins)

Recorded by Jacqui Sammons, Berwick Secondary College student in 1989.


Matron M. Easton – Berwick Hospital

Discussion of the history of and changes to the Berwick Hospital. (7 mins)

Recorded by S. De La Rue, Berwick Secondary College, Date est. late ’80s to early ’90s.


Mr Gilbert – Rhythdale Officer Cardinia Football Club

Discussion of the history of the Rhythdale Football Club. (9 mins)

Recorded by Damien Crothers, Berwick Secondary College, 3/9/1991


Mrs Grey – Berwick Girl Guides

Discussion of the history of the Berwick Girl Guides with its former commissioner. (6 mins)

Recorded by Deborah Wilcox, Berwick Secondary College, 1991.


George Wilson – Berwick (2)

Discussion of the Berwick Quarry and later development of the area as a public park. (7 mins)

Recorded by unknown student, Berwick Secondary College. Date est. 1986.


Jim Hardy – Dandenong RSL

Discussion of the history of the Dandenong RSL with its then president. (18 mins)

Recorded by J. Woods, Berwick Secondary College on 27/08/1991


Ian & Dorothy Thomas – Pakenham Gazette

Discussion of the history of the Pakenham Gazette newspaper, and the changes since it was established in 1909. (25 mins)

Recorded by Michelle Crisafi, Berwick Secondary College on 22/8/1991.


Jim Tonks – Berwick Football Club

Reminiscences of the history of the Berwick Football Club. (28 mins)

Recorded by Jacqui Cooke, Berwick Secondary College, date est. late 80s, early 90s


Ken Talbot – CFA Dandenong

Ex-foreman & ex-board member of the CFA on the history of the Dandenong CFA.

Part 1 (31 mins)

Part 2 (18 mins)

Interviewed by Cheree Powers, Berwick Secondary College, 1991


Margaret Gardiner – Dandenong Native Police

Discussion of the history of the Dandenong Native Police from 1835 – 1900 with Margaret Gardiner. (16 mins)

Recorded by Kylie Neave, Berwick Secondary College on 21/09/1990.


Dr Noel Stephenson – Berwick Hospital

Discussion of the changes to Berwick Nursing Hospital between 1939 – 1980 with its president (22 mins)

Recorded by Sheridan De La Rue, Berwick Secondary College student, date est. late 80’s – early 90’s.


Mrs Morris – Berwick – Upper Beaconsfield Red Cross Society

Discussion of the history of the Red Cross Society, Berwick – Upper Beaconsfield branch. (12 mins)

Recorded by Kerrie Heeremans, Berwick Secondary College, 1991


Mrs Ronalds & Mr Denny – Beaconsfield Baptist Church

Recollections of the history of the Beaconsfield Baptist Church from two long standing members. (29 mins)

Recorded by Natasha McCafferty, Berwick Secondary College on 13/9/1991


St Michael’s Church – Berwick

The History of St Michael’s Church in Berwick with two long time parishioners. (10 mins)

Recorded by Adam Doherty, Berwick Secondary College, date est late 1980’s – early 90’s.