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Clarice Beckett, artist came to live at Beaumaris in the 1920s but her work was largely ignored in her lifetime. Teresa Murphy in telling her story writes ‘she captured the ever-changing moods, landscapes and seascapes of this bush idyll by the sea.’ The article includes examples of her paintings.
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Leo Gamble, teacher, word-smith, sportsman, and historian with an unparalleled knowledge of Mentone’s past. His words form a significant collection for present residents and future generations.
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Erwin von Gizycki attended the 1939 Anzac Day Service at the Mentone memorial wearing his medals received as a German soldier in the First World War. Returned soldiers present gave him a warm welcome. Chris Szaday, a Swiss resident, writes the story telling how his grandfather and family were received in Mentone after escaping the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

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City of Kingston acknowledges the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land on which the municipality is a part and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. Council is a member of the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (ICACC).