In Melbourne Jail, the hangman lies awake. Not time to get up yet. Yawning, he rubs his dead eye, heaves himself on to his side and squints up at the notice tacked to his door. 11.11.1863. Today. Mansfield Murders. Three for the drop, and one of them a woman. A woman. First time, or first… Continue reading COUNT DOWN: the first woman hanged in Victoria (winner, Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)
An incredible story: There is limited money and only three days to spare, and an important piece of Beechworth history has become available ... half way around the world ...
A short story by Raylene Brown set in the Snowy Mountains. It was first published in story.book: a collection of fiction (long and short), Unbound Press & Spilling Ink Review's Prize -Winning Fiction 2011.
A short story by Jane Downing, set in Beechworth around the time that Ned Kelly found inspiration for his armour. Originally published in Offset 15, Victoria University, 2015; shortlisted in The Age Short Story Competition, 2012.
The old books of the Stanley Athenaeum are beautiful. Some are quirky, even a little bizarre. Others are historically significant.
In 2006, Nancy Cherry Sarre sat down to read some of the letters her mother had left behind. What she discovered was captivating.
The play "Hotel Bonegilla" was originally produced by the Murray River Performing Group in 1997. In November, Hothouse Theatre is doing it again!
Stanley is known as a place of orchards and peaceful countryside. But hidden away here, among all the lush gardens, there is something extraordinary.
Alice Manfield was a guide on Mount Buffalo. She was also a gifted photographer and a ground-breaking naturalist.
Alice Manfield was a guide on Mt Buffalo from the 1890s to the 1930s. Penelope Johnson has told Alice's story in a haunting picture book.