This is the former Flemington Presbyterian Church in Norwood St,
Newmarket, which was burnt to the ground in 1970. The site is currently
occupied by St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, which uses the old Sunday
School building, just visible in the photo at the back of the church.
was hoping to get a photograph of the WW1 Honour Roll, but missed it by
43 years. If anyone just happens to have a photo (or transcript) of the Roll of Honour, which was a very large one, I understand,
I would love to hear from you. Also if you have relatives who served who
were associated with the church before the war. So far I know that Gus Stelling and Roy Easton were members of that congregation.
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.