Originally part of the Pakenham Park property owned by J Reg. Henty (James Reginald Henty). Described as a progressive farmer, Reg Henty had the pond dug c1900 in order to diversify and increase the property’s income. Reference: Cardinia Shire Heritage Study Vol 3 by Graeme Butler & Associates.
Presidents and Secretaries Honour Board *split into 2 parts left to right Transcription Berwick & District / Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc. / Formerly: / Mornington Farmers Society President 1856-92 W Lyall 1922-23 FC Curtis 1966-67 LA Moran A Paterson 1923-24 W Hill 1967-68 M Bashford J Buchanan 1924-25 W Gamble 1968-69 EF Barker J… Read More
Akoonah Park was orginally called the New Berwick Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve but in 1959 Cr CA Harris of the Shire of Berwick suggested the name be changed to Akoonah Park. Akoonah is an Aboriginal word for ‘running waters’ which are just beside the park in the form of the Cardinia Creek. Terence O’Connor took up… Read More
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
Soldier Settler Memorial Garden plaque Transcription Soldier Settler / Memorial Garden This Garden is a tribute to the World War 1 Soldier Settlers / who farmed in Narre Warren North from 1934 to 1975. / The Soldier Settlement blocks which averaged 15 acres in size / were mainly for dairying and poultry production. The Soldier Settlers were: / Thomas &… Read More
Janet Bowman Boulevard Janet Bowman was born Janet (Jessie) Watt in Forfarshire, Scotland in 1810. She married David Bowman also from Forfarshire in 1828 and the couple and their two children, Alexander and William arrived in Port Phillip in 1840. The family first settled in Collingwood then moved to Darebin Creek, Lysterfield and finally to Cardinia… Read More
The Bowman’s Track Estate is named after the track cut by Janet Bowman and her sons in 1864 from the Gippsland Hotel (on the site of the Central Hotel) in Beaconsfield, linking to the Hughes Track to the Jordan Goldfields (Jericho). The track became known as Bowman’s Track. In April 1988 a reunion for Bowman… Read More