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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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About 7960 acres of land in Mordialloc was declared a Farmers’ Common entitling farmers adjacent to the common to use it for grazing on payment of a fee. Three managers were appointed to jointly manage the common, but farmers were unhappy with their performance.
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The work of Mrs Mason in helping the unemployed of Chelsea in the 1930s was recognised in a certificate signed by many Chelsea residents. A list of signatures is provided, although the spelling of some names was hard to decode.
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Peter Ratcliff explores some remains on the Mentone beach which have mystified some people over the years.
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William Fry was described by a fellow politician, Murray Thompson, as an Australian Everyman. He served Australia in a World War, he was a teacher at both primary and secondary school levels; and he worked both as a Local Government councillor and as a Member of Parliament. In addition he was heavily involved in community organisations.
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World War II
Frederick Hackwell of Mordialloc was taken prisoner by the Japanese in the Java, Dutch East Indies campaign in 1942.  He remained a prisoner for three and a half years.  During that time, he ached for news from home just as his family wanted to know he was alive and safe.  This story tells of his messages home and the Australian Army’s comments and news of his release in 1945.
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Cheltenham Railway Station
This story focusses on the future of the Cheltenham historic railway buildings. Removed to allow the creation of a train free cross over what was to happen to them. Where would they be placed and how might they be used? What were the views of the Kingston and Bayside councils?
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The Chelsea District has a rich history. Here major events in its history are summarised and placed in chronological order from 1802 to 1952.

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