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.
Saad and Shefia Abikhair operated their Emporium from 1928 until 1996 and over that period, little changed. In 1990, Margaret Baker was kindly permitted to take some photos.
“All of writing is a huge lake.” (Jean Rhys in The Paris Review.)
Ethel Florence Lindsay Richardson, better known by her pen name, Henry Handel Richardson, spent her childhood at Lake View House, overlooking Lake Anderson, in Chiltern.