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Bryan Power

 Bryan Power commenced the writing of local history articles in the Rowville-Lysterfield Community News in November 1990. Bryan and his wife Jock bought their land in Bergins Road in 1968 and moved into their new home in 1971.  All of their five children: T...

Bush Fire 1973

The 1973 Bush Fire in Lysterfield and Rowville There's an old saying that good things come in threes, but that doesn't seem to be the case for our district so far as the years 2003, 1983 and 1973 are concerned. The summers for each of those years were very se...

Closter Frank

Frank's father, Leslie Closter, was a market gardener in Burwood in 1938 when he was offered a job by a Mr Bovill in Scoresby. The job was to milk his herd of cows, in exchange for which accommodation and firewood were provided plus a wage of three pounds a...

Closters

Closter Collection   Whoops Grant's FJ Holden Comments (0) Frank Closter Frank with Verna Gilbert. Frank came down with scarlet fever in 1942 but fortunately recovered after several weeks in hospital. However, he was shocked to learn that Ver...

Clow James

CLOW Rev. James Clow Writes to Governor La Trobe In July 1853, Governor Charles La Trobe sent a circular letter to a number of early settlers seeking information about the original European settlement of the Colony. Among the more than fifty replies received...
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