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The only murder in Boolarra for 90 years

February 13, 2017 2:40 pm Published by Comments Off on The only murder in Boolarra for 90 years

The only murder in Boolarra (for 90 years) occurred on the first day of the 20th Century. A man was found on the roadway deceased. Groups of people had passed by him on their way home. One group had beat the life out of him. Breaking his ribs and causing blood vessels in his brain […]

Brief history of Boolarra

February 9, 2017 2:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Brief history of Boolarra

Throughout all the research on our local towns, we’ve undertaken Boolarra was the most obvious about how the newspaper used to keep social details about all the community groups in town and even the weather’s effects on them. It builds a picture of a social farming community. Boolarra means plentiful or twenty in the local […]

Morwell River history

February 8, 2017 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Morwell River history

This 41-kilometre river weaving its way through the Latrobe Valley has a rich history. Starting near Yallourn/Tyers off the Latrobe River – near the turn off to Morwell Bridge Road. Fishing: Blackfish, Trout and Crayfish (the cheap lobster). Fishing along the Morwell River used to be such a way of a life the paper carefully reported the catches […]

Morwell River Prison escapes

February 7, 2017 2:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Morwell River Prison escapes

An escape occurred 1962, 1967 and 1968, four times over six years. (As reported in the Canberra Times at those times.) The Morwell River Prison was more commonly known as Morwell River Farm housing offenders, established in 1951. Off Olsens Road, on the Morwell River. In 1962 the escape occurred with two prisoners. Edward Blackmore […]

Latrobe Valley Paranormal Detectives

January 31, 2017 2:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Latrobe Valley Paranormal Detectives

We’re really excited at this new endeavour led by Mick Winn, who personally experienced the paranormal on numerous occasions. In 2015, we first met when he attended a Yallourn North ghost tour and shared stories with the tour guide on the tour. We’re looking forward to seeing his scientific approach taken with the local paranormal experiences […]