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Roy Dore and his daughter Marie McIntosh are two Carrum champions. Both were heavily committed to local organisations. Roy’s prolific involvement included captain of the Carrum Fire Brigade and president of the Carrum Surf Saving Club. Marie completed three terms as mayor of the City of Chelsea.
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Facebook has become an important vehicle for communication between people. Many of these sites focus on local history and authors share their knowledge and seek greater understanding of events and connections between people. Sometimes the answers are misinformed or contain unsubstantiated judgements.
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James Coffey who was born in Melbourne on 15 June 1842, joined the Victorian Railways at 35 years of age in 1877 and served as a railwayman in several locations in Victoria. Prior to joining the railways, he worked at several mining locations surrounding Ballarat and beyond. His final appointment in the railways was to Mentone where he served for nine years.
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In 2019 the last kindergarten session was held at Highett Preschool, and the building was decommissioned. For generations of local families, over the course of 64 years, the preschool at 3 Station Street Highett had provided a place for learning and connecting with others.
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Local football finals were important events and a win was an historic occasion to be remembered and records in word and picture. Here an unnamed bush poet puts down his thoughts in Who Will be Premiers?
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Charles and Mary Fiander (Pimm) a newly married couple arrived in Melbourne in 1887. On 1891 they rented a house in Dalgetty Road Beaumaris. Charles was a successful engraver who died at 30 years of age in 1892. A plaque was placed in St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham in his memory. Mary was a widow at 25 years with five boys under the age of seven. She is buried with Charles in the Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery.
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The Cheltenham Community Centre is celebrating 35 years of continuous service in the local community. The Centre has provided a place for an open-door friendship atmosphere, mutual support and the opportunity to learn new skills.

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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).