Sidney Webb

Two plaques commemorate the planting of Narrre Warren’s iconic avenue of oak trees in 1890 by Sidney Webb on this corner. One marks the planting itself, the other, the centenary of the planting. Sidney John Webb (c1844-1920) was the publisher of the Age, Leader and Australian newspapers beforee retiring to the Hotham and West Melbourne Newsagency…. Read More

Buchanan Park

  Buchanan Park This park is named for James Buchanan (1827-1914) who was a prominent early settler in Berwick. He was a  founder and trustee of the Berwick Presbyterian Church and the Mornington Farmers Society. Member of the Berwick District Road Board and the Berwick Shire Council. MLC for the South Eastern Province from 1876… Read More

Berwick War Memorial

In 1919 a group of prominent community figures formed a committee to arrange for the construction of a War Memorial in Berwick. It was to be dedicated to those soldiers who had lost their lives in the service of their country during the Great War and who had some connection with Berwick. The location selected… Read More

Akoonah Park

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

Garfield Angling Club

Garfield Angling Club Honour Board Transcription President: 2010-11 P King Secretary: 2010-11 T Lock Treasurer: 2010-11  R Pendlebury Weigh-in Master: 2010-11 S King Club Champion: 2010-11 H King Mens Champion: 2010-11 L Button Ladies Champion: 2010-11 S King Junior Champion: 2010-11 H King Boat Champion: 2010-11 Miss Elliott

St John of God Hospital Berwick

Coronation Tree in Gloucester Avenue Transcription Coronation Tree / planted by / Mrs LD Beaumont / June 2 1953

Berwick Southside Shopping Centre

Opening Ceremony Plaque Transcription Berwick Southside Centre / was opened by / The Hon. Vincent P Heffernan OAM MP / Minister for Small Business & Youth Affairs / on / November 21st 1994. Project developed by: Roche Bros Pty Ltd / Architects: Clarke Hopkins & Clarke

Brechin Gardens

Brechin Gardens Plaque Transcription ‘Brechin Gardens’ (once part of the farm ‘Holly Green’) was first / owned by Gippsland pioneer Thomas Walton. Walton built the original / house in 1855 and some of the garden is thought to date from this time. Businessman Sidney J Webb was the new owner in around 1880. In /… Read More

Garfield War Memorial

Memorial Plaque Transcription This Memorial / is dedicated to all those / men and women of / Garfield and surrounding district / who served their country / in / Boer War / World War 1 / World War 2 / Korea / Vietnam Lest We Forget Dedication Plaque Transcription 20th June 2001 / This memorial… Read More

Narre Warren Memorial Gates

Today the Memorial Gates comprise four pillars – the inside pillars commemorating World War One were erected first, the outside pillars commemorating World War Two were later additons. Pillar 1 Transcription 1918 Erected / by the / Residents of / Narre Warren / As a Memorial / To those who answered / their Country’s Call… Read More