A small bound volume of newsletters donated back the Church after the fire of 1970.
The first issue of the Flemington Presbyterian Church News was published in January 1917. It contained details of the busy schedule of church meetings, hatches, matches and dispatches, and news of their boys at the front. In August 1917 a Roll of Honour appeared, which would have formed the basis of the subsequent Honour Boards which were hung in the church. You can see the names of the parish members who volunteered for service on this page, courtesy of St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Flemington.
As time goes on I will provide a link to each of the volunteers from that page.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. I began collecting material for the database of local WW1 volunteers in the early 1990s, beginning with hand transcriptions of Honour Boards in local schools, churches, clubs and so on. It was after this that the National Archives of Australia began making digitised service records available online, followed by the Australian War Memorial uploading Embarkation Rolls of the Australian Imperial Force. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.