JC Lloyd Square

The above photo and information came from an article in the Pakenham Gazette 16 February 1983. It shows from left to right: Graeme Sweeney, Cr Syd Pargeter, John Lloyd, Harold Keys & Norman Beaumont. John Charles Lloyd (1906-1984) inherited Holly Green from an uncle in the late 1930s and renamed it Brechin. A portion of… Read More

Sydney Pargeter Reserve

Sydney Pargeter was a councillor of the Shire of Berwick from 1965 to 1973. He was also one of the first councillors of the City of Berwick from 1973 to 1992 and Mayor in 1982-83. Reference: Place Names of Berwick by Dr Debbie Stephan. Published 1994 by the City of Casey.  

Timbarra Community and Children’s Centre

Timbarra Community and Children’s Centre Opening Ceremony plaque Transcription Timbarra Community / and Pre-School Centre This building was Officially Opened by / Hon. Robert Maclellan / Minister for Planning / on Saturday, 10 July 1993 Cr Trevor V Smith, JP/Mayor          

James Alexander Reserve

James Alexander plaque Transcription ~ Jim Alexander ~ Jim Alexander grew up in the Berwick-Dandenong area. His mother’s parents / lived on a Soldier Settlement farm in Clyde Road after World War 1. Like many other locals Jim Alexander believed this / reserve with its extensive views and stand of casuarina forest / made it… Read More

Berwick Inn

First Berwick Road Board & City of Berwick Meeting plaque Transcription City of Berwick / Border Inn – – – Ye Berwick Inn / Established 1857 In this room was held the first meeting of – / Berwick District Road Board 14.11.1862 / The City of Berwick 1.10.1973 1862 Foundation Chairman – John Brisbane JP… Read More

Jack Thomas Reserve

  Jack Thomas was one of the City of Berwick’s first councillors from 1973 – 1981. He was Mayor of the City of Berwick in 1974 – 1977. Home of: Berwick City Soccer Club and Edwards Corner On Saturday 9 May 1992 a corner of the Jack Thomas Reserve was named Edwards Corner in honour… Read More

Gembrook Sports Ground

EAC Russell Memorial Scoreboard Bill (EAC) Russell was an early sawmiller in Gembrook before establishing a produce and building supplies business. Involved in district cricket, football and other community groups, the score board was erected with funds made available by two of Bill Rusell’s sons. Read more about Bill Russell at the Gembrook Cockatoo Football… Read More

Cyril Molyneux Recreation Reserve

Home of: Berwick City Cougars Baseball Club Inc Berwick Dodgers Baseball Club Inc Cyril Molyneux Plaque Transcription ~ Cyril Molyneux~ During WWII Cyril was involved in the defence of Darwin.  He married / and left the service as a Lieutenant to move to Officer in 1953 and / to Berwick 10 years later.  Cyril has been… Read More

City of Berwick Bicycle Path Network

City of Berwick Bicycle Path Network Plaque Transcription The City of Berwick / Bicycle Path Network was jointly opened by Cr. Kirsty Lottkowitz, / Mayor of the City of Berwick / and / Cr. Lorna Wilson, / Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of / the Municipal Bicycle Plan Committee / on 28th July, 1992. This plaque used… Read More

Mansfield Street Kindergarten

Opening Ceremony Plaque Transcription Mansfield Street / Pre-school Centre / This building / was officially opened / by / Cr. JM Kirkham / on / 15th October, 1978.