FDHS Calendar 2023

Once again the museum is proud to announce that our 2023 Calendar is available at the Museum and other venues in Foster. It has been beautifully presented by our printers in the usual black & white format, using archival photographs from our collection.

Purchase online using PayPal – $20.00 plus $5.00 post and packaging (unchanged from last year).

Across Bass Strait by Jane L Lennon

Dr Jane Lennon AM grew up in rural Victoria and has an affinity for the stormy southern shores. In December 2020, Jane was made an Honorary member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) for her distinguished service to conservation in Australia and internationally.

This book on the inter-colonial trade in meat and livestock is well illustrated and the various maps are clearly printed and easy to read.

Available at the Foster & District Historical Society or on-line through PayPal, $35, postage $13.00

South of the Strzelecki Ranges by Cheryl Glowrey

South of the Strzelecki Ranges - Cheryl Glowrey

This book looks at the interplay between people, land and sea. South of the Strzelecki Ranges is the story of the South Gippsland coast and the people whose lives were intertwined with the sea, rivers and swamps of Corner Inlet.

The Brataualung of the Gunaikurnai, the traditional custodians of the coastal lands of the inlet, lived in this rich estuarine landscape on the fringe of the great forests. South of the Strzelecki traces the story of a changing landscape and marine environment as new settlers overcame the challenges of weather, shallow waters, forests and wetlands to build European farming and fishing industries.

As the millennium arrived, conflicts over marine conservation and renewable energy forged a new identity for the local communities of Corner Inlet.

On February 5 2019 Cheryl gave an entertaining account of how she approached writing this book, which is based on her doctoral thesis. Members can listen to the talk by emailing the secretary at enquiries@promcountryhistory.org.au and arranging a time to visit the museum.

A brief introductory clip is attached. Click RED ARROW to listen. preferably using headphones.

The Early Years by Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams

Local author and Foster & District Historical Society Inc member Dorothy Williams has published another book highlighting the history of the families who pioneered the Amey’s Track and Foster North area between 1850 and 1950. Dorothy spends many hours researching and verifying her facts and figures to ensure future generations have a record of Foster and districts history and for providing a reliable resource for those researching their families in the area.

Cost $30 plus $5.00 postage (Australia only) Reprinted November 2020

This history follows on from her highly successful publication The SETTLEMENT of WONGA, a history of the families who pioneered the Wonga area and Escaping the Flames, a Booklet chronicling her story of the terrible bushfires that devastated the Boolarong district 13 March 1940 when she was 7 years old.