An atmospheric and beautiful place rich with history, layers of flaking plaster and paint, long echoing corridors, generous rooms with high ceilings and soft light, gardens with quiet corners. Is it any wonder that Mayday Hills has become a home for local artists?
A short story by Dorothy Simmons, based on the story of the first woman hanged in Victoria (Winner of the 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.