Peter Ratcliff


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.
Peter Ratcliff explores some remains on the Mentone beach which have mystified some people over the years.
Peter Ratcliff writes of the Dunlop estate in Beaumaris and the company’s plan in 1939 to build a garden city. By 1952 the Dunlop board decided to forgo their original plan, sub-divide the land and make it available for 76 housing sites. They also offered sixteen acres, at a reasonable price, to the Sandringham Council for the creation of parks.

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