Platypus find in Olinda Creek a sign of population recovery

In what is some wholesome and well-needed good news, six male platypus have been found in Olinda Creek. Melbourne Water and environment group Cesar conducted a suvery in late June and found the monotremes. This latest count suggests numbers are slowly increasing but Josh Griffiths, senior wildlife platypus ecologist at Cesar, said there was still […]

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Mount Evelyn remapped in true Tolkien style.

“When pen hit paper, Mount Evelyn was the first place it started,” said Brunswick cartographer Adam Mattinson. This Sunday, Adam Mattinson will launch a map of Mount Evelyn that is unlike any other. The map looks like something ripped from the pages of a Tolkien book with pyramidal mountains like sharp teeth, forests of glyph-like […]

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Belgrave Rotary celebrates 65 years of lending a hand

 The Belgrave Rotary Club exists to serve its community and neighbours, and on 21 June celebrated 65 years of service. The group celebrated its 65th anniversary with a night of fun, fellowship and nostalgia. Charter President, Kathie Thomas told The Mail about the club’s formation. “The Rotary Club of Belgrave was chartered in June 1954 […]

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Mates played for Jai

 Hundreds turned out for an emotional tribute to a Mount Evelyn Junior Footballer who lost his life last year. The under-16s from the Mount Evelyn and Wandin junior football clubs played for the Jai Reed Cup on Sunday 30 June. Jai died from complications with epilepsy on 28 October last year so the match raised […]

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Hollywood comes to the hills

Producers, directors and notable Belgrave celebrities received the red carpet treatment at the Lantern and Light International Children’s Festival movie awards at Belgrave Cameo on Sunday night. The three-day festival culminated on 23 June with a red carpet rolled out to welcome the dedicated movie makers. Over three days 56 movies were featured at the […]

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A century passed

 Mount Evelyn RSL has finished tributes for local World War I service men and women held 100 years to the day after their deaths. Sub-branch vice president Jim Hurley hosted a service for Mount Evelyn sailor Sub-Lieutenant Frank Larkins at the Mount Evelyn War Memorial on Thursday 20 June. It was the final of 63 […]

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