Branches & CommitteesCasey-Cardinia Branch

The Casey-Cardinia Branch is the Trust’s voice in the region and has been active since 2002. The Branch works with council and the community on local heritage issues. New members are always welcome at any of the Branch’s meetings and events.

 

June 2019 Casey-Cardinia Branch Meeting Reminder

May 2019 Casey-Cardinia Branch Newsletter

 

Branch Publication - The Local Community and the Great War

The response of the local residents in the Shire of Berwick to the challenges of World War One.

The Casey-Cardinia Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has recently published a booklet on the impact of WWI on the small farming communities within the Shire of Berwick. The author, Ian Good, researched the local Shire News over the period from 1914 to 1918 to record details of the lifestyle, interests, and values in the small settlements, and, in particular, to catalogue responses to the challenges and harsh realities of the times.

The Local Community and the Great War outlines the drive for volunteers, and the divisive later issue of conscription, and the great support for the Allied cause shown by the Shire Council, the Red Cross, the schools, libraries, churches and local Progress Associations. It includes a wide range of photographs, posters, and news items taken directly from the local paper.

This new publication was officially launched as part of the recent Heritage Festival, held at Officer Community Hall on 15 May 2016, and the level of interest was encouraging.

Copies are available for sale in the Berwick National Trust Heritage Centre at Pioneers Park, the Berwick Newsagency or the Mechanics Institute Library in Berwick High Street. The cost is $10 per copy (or $18 if combined with “Pages from the Past” a history of people, places and events in Casey Cardinia).

Branch Publication - Pages from the Past

Snapshot Histories of People, Places & Public Life in Casey & Cardinia

Copies are available for sale in the Berwick National Trust Heritage Centre at Pioneers Park, the Berwick Newsagency or the Mechanics Institute Library in Berwick High Street. The cost is $10 per copy (or $18 if combined with “The Local Community and the Great War”).

Contact the Branch

Berwick National Trust Heritage Centre

1 Peel Street, Berwick

info@nattrust.com.au

03 9656 9823

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