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Belles ring out for the ball

CARMEN POWELL is a life member of the Dandenong and District Historical Society. She grew up in Dandenong with three sisters. In the 1950s...

Breeding ground of footy talent

    By Nick Creely The Noble Park Football Club has been a staple of the Dandenong area for as long as anyone can remember. The famous sporting...

Long lost era comes back to life

    Carmen Powell is a life member of the Dandenong and District Historical Society. She attended Dandenong East Primary School and Dandenong High School...

Family Keys to the show

    By Casey Neill William Keys was the Dandenong Show’s first president. His great, great, granddaughter Ann Keys is continuing the family’s involvement. She’s served in the animal...

Chip off the old ice blocks

    Carmen Powell is a life member of the Dandenong and District Historical Society. She attended Dandenong East Primary School and Dandenong High School before...

Dance nights made runs for cricket

    By Narelle Coulter In the 1950s the Dandenong Town Hall came alive each Wednesday night as young men and women, dressed to impressed, gathered to...

One of the first with the news

    The Dandenong Journal is one of Australia’s oldest newspapers. It was founded in 1865 by Irish immigrant Harvey Roulston. Mr Roulston had learned the newspaper game...

Geoff hatches his history

    By Narelle Coulter In the shed of his Noble Park home, amateur historian Geoff Wachter digs around in a cupboard searching for his collection of...

Carrying on the legacy

    By Narelle Coulter “The Swords held garden parties here. They used to play croquet on the lawn. If I close my eyes I can just...

Centre of celebration and protest

    Residents of Noble Park celebrated the opening of their new public hall with a two-day carnival in July 1925. According to the City of Greater...

Changing views on main street

    Sue Jarvis was born and raised in Dandenong. Her father was former Dandenong mayor Maurie Jarvis. In 1972 Sue published a thesis about Dandenong...

Newspaper preservation project

    By Narelle Coulter Work for the Dole participants are learning vital job skills while helping to preserve old editions of the Dandenong Journal. Since the mid-2000s...

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Needled into inertia

Discarded syringes are plaguing parkland next to Dandenong Basketball Stadium but it is unclear what authority will take responsibility. Resident Lana Formoso, whose family live...