Gippsland Heritage Journal


GHJ is a journal, produced about every nine - twelve months, for those interested in regional, local and family history in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is compiled by Meredith Fletcher, Debbie Squires and Linda Barraclough and includes a diverse range of articles, both academic and non-academic.   Since No.24 it has been a partially refereed journal.

Dr Robert Haldane is an Associate.

GHJ acknowledges the support of the Centre for Gippsland Studies, Monash University, Gippsland

Gippsland Heritage Journal is 64 pages, with high quality reproduction of photographs, plus a foldout map or print, and also includes booknotes, enquiries and shorter items. Articles in local historical society newsletters are abstracted.

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GHJ occasionally receives used copies of very early issues for re-sale.
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GHJ went on long service leave in 2007, as well as dealing with fires and floods.

A substantial portion of the last three issues was lost in one of the floods.

This was followed by a time of considerable family health issues, which meant we were away for longer than expected.

However we are back working on GHJ #31, in between family, health and work issues. We hope it will be out before the end of 2010. All the articles are in, we just need to do editing and layout.

Thank you for your Patience!

It will be available in our usual retail outlets

Back Issues Available

Full List of Contents for issues 10-28

Numbers #1 to #14 are out of print and no copies are available.

No. 15: early Cassilis, selection in the Maffra Shire, the Medway immigrants of 1856, Bostons of Korumburra, a trip through Tarra Valley with Jessie Traill. $7.50

No. 16: Out of Print, and no copies available.

No. 17: Out of Print, and no copies available.

No. 18: Thomas Chong, Chinese Herbalist of Bairnsdale, Disappearing hill communities in South Gippsland, the Delvine school, a Noojee article, Sale Powder magazine. $7.50

No. 19: Wonthaggi Miners Womens Auxiliary, the wattlebark industry, the Bargwanath photos and family, The Schah, Gippsland’s giant trees. $7.50

There are only very limited copies left of the three issues above.


No. 20: Life on the Boole Poole, Cattlemen of Snake Island, Researching Mental Illness in East Gippsland, The Skyline Tours, The Congregational marriage registers of Rev. D. Gunson at Bruthen, schools at Trida. $7.50.

No. 21: Tea tree and reeds as building material on the Gippsland Lakes, Moe in 1950, the Brown Coal Mine State School, an 1889 Tourists’ Guide, Mary Eliza Fullerton (author), Kingsford Smith, the Yarram Regent Theatre. $8.00

No. 22: Timber Bridges, the Snell family of Gippsland Giants, Archaeological Investigations of the Sydney Cove, Glenmaggie schoolteacher Clara Weekes, Henry Meyrick and Catherine Desailley. $8.00

No. 23: A journey by rowboat from Lakes Entrance to Sydney in 1914, Aboriginal places along the Snowy River, Photographers Boardman and Macfarlane, Campaigning for the Prom, Soprano Dorothy Humphreys, Crosslea house, The Lady Nelson, and a chairs exhibition. $8.00

No. 24: Aspects of World War I in Gippsland, researching house histories, a chairmaker from Drouin, the 1942 bushfires at Hedley, the Wonthaggi Hospital and Thomas Unidecimus Prankerd, a photographer from Gillingal. It also includes a full index to the Gippsland sections of Victoria and its Metropolis. $9.00

No. 25: Point Hicks Lighthouse, Buchan Caves Reserve, life for a Woman with Mental Illness, Tourism at Mallacoota, Gould, Matthew Macalister's 1840 Diary and Bricks.$9.00

No. 26: No Monuments to their Memory: The Italian Woodcutters of Walhalla, Judge Stretton's Fires of Conscience, Photo Folio - John Flynn at Buchan, Working for Pleasure: Glovers, La Mode and Moe's Postwar Girls, 'Perseverance and Steady Work': The Story of a Walkerville Schoolteacher and Her School, Two Tiger Moth Rescues, Three Songs of Gippsland: Mick Thomas and the Language of Loss, $9.00

No. 27: "Rene died on Banka Island: Irene Ada Singleton (1908-1945)" by Ann Synan. The story of the Memorials in the Maffra Library. "Memory and Truth: Voice and Authority" by Carolyn Landon; "Memories of 'Blue Lookout', Sandy Point, South Gippsland" by Isabel Pilkington Baltvilks; "This was once my House" by Sandra Collins;"War in Bass Strait: the story of the SS Iron Crown" by Dr Robert Haldane; "Remembering and Forgetting the Boer War: The Campaign to erect a Boer War Memorial in Sale" by David Schmitt; "The Pick of the Bunch: Gippsland Gardens, Gardeners and Garden Writers" by Nina Crone; "The Three Lives of the Emden Steam Whistle" by Meredith Fletcher; A fascinating Photo folio by A.O. Rayner, owner of an early private museum at Sale, $12.00.

No.28: The Pecalbars of Gippsland: Macedonian Farm Workers around Kernot in the 1930s by Jan Harper; Chicory Production in Westernport by Peter Davies, Selection at Stockdale by Deirdre Slattery; William Rutledge Hamilton: Artist to The Gap Magazine by Bill Black [with a selection of his work inside the back cover]; The Snowy River Bandit by Robert Haldane, Frog Hollow: A Miner’s Cottage in Wonthaggi Terri Gitsham Allen, Gippsland’s Chinese Fish-Curing Industry: An Ongoing Archaeological Study by Alister Bowen; Joe Wright and the Black Snake Creek Post Office by Vincent Smith. $12.00

No.29: ‘Nature’s Life-long Friends’: Thryptomene, Nature Study and the Declaration of the Lakes National Park by Coral Dow. Gabo Island and the Whaling Industry in Far East Gippsland by Peter Davies. Photo folio: A.J. Maher, Anglican Minister and Photographer by Tim Gibson. A South Gippsland Belle: ‘Lyrebird Mound’, Koonwarra by Jacky Abbott. The Story of the SS Saros: Wrecked at Cape Everard on Christmas Day 1937 by Robert Haldane. Ruth Clark: Artist and Field Naturalist by Cathie Cullen. Completing a Circle: Morwell’s Municipal Buildings by Meredith Fletcher, $12.00

No.30: A Fortnight with the Circuit Sister: Anne Dreyer in East Gippsland in 1943 by Debra Squires; Wonthaggi and Sale: Two Theatres, Two Communities and Two Experiences of Cinema by Anne Wilson;  'She Gave her Utmost': Annie Whitelaw from Briagolong, and her Family by Linda Barraclough;   Photograph Folio: Jean Caldwell's Family Photos;   A Gippsland Grevillea Grower: Leomin Hodge  by Robert Haldane;   William Morris: On the Threshold of Gipps' Land by Annette Peisley;   The Boys on the Honour Roll  by Lyn Skillern;   Views of Jumbunna;   John Arabin by Shirley Arabin;  Avon Shire Voters' Rolls.    $12.00

Index to Gippsland Heritage Journal numbers 1-10   $6.00

Index 11-15 is now out of print, but is available through our online index project.
Further details of indexing progress (includes details of libraries holding copies).

Journals are forwarded post free, and may be ordered from
PO Box 420, Maffra, Victoria 3860, Australia.  

GST is not included in the above prices, and is an additional charge in retail outlets.

Subscriptions: Gippsland Heritage Journal accepts subscriptions on a two issues basis, starting at any issue.
Subscriptions are currently $24 for two issues, and should be forwarded to
PO Box 420, Maffra, Victoria 3860, Australia  

We are interested in receiving expressions of interest for articles for future Journals.
A Guide for Contributors is available.

Gippsland Heritage Journal is not able to pay for articles.  

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2010