The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, November 26, 2008
Redesdale-Mia Mia Primary School students laid the first pavers for their path on Thursday. With district sculptor Anton Hasell’s help, the students have mixed concrete to make more than 250 pavers. They decorated these with smaller mosaic tiles. The path eventually ends at a time capsule filled with memory boxes.
Pies and cakes were stolen from Tooborac General Store last Wednesday.
Tooborac Primary School has gone hi-tech. The school has received 12 laptops and two interactive whiteboards.
There was cause for a celebratory splash at Tooborac fire station last week. The brigade has received a new 10,000-litre water tank thanks to the Sidney Myer Foundation
Six students from Pyalong, Axedale and Redesdale-Mia Mia primary schools were among 1000 lucky recipients of bikes in the State Government’s Ride2School giveaway.
25 years ago The McIvor Times, November 24, 1993
Twelve local people are gaining or improving their business skills at a 10-week course being run in town by local organisers. This is the first time Heathcote has been awarded a DEET contract to run courses…
A funding application for a telecentre for Heathcote is not far away, following this week’s meeting of a community steering committee.
Cricket: The senior Heathcote team had no trouble defeating Sedgwick at the Barrack Reserve oval last weekend, the undoubted highlight being the batting display by Francis Hill and Harold Lush. These two master batsmen put on 152 runs for the first wicket, capping off a great day for the club. For what is believed to be the first time ever, all four Heathcote sides emerged victorious from their encounters and giving selectors a powerful indicator that the “youth” policy employed by the club is starting to pay dividends.
50 years ago The McIvor Times, November 26, 1968
A large crowd of local people congregated at the Heathcote Railway Station on Saturday, 9th November, to farewell the last train to run out of Heathcote. Many residents took the opportunity to have their last ride on the Heathcote line and travelled as far as the Argyle station and further. According to the Railways the patronage of the once-a-day goods train was not sufficient to keep it going and was not a paying proposition. The Victorian Railways Historical Society had chartered a train to make the last run and it had a full complement of passengers. It made many stops along the way so as to give photographers the opportunity to take photos of interesting landmarks, which no doubt will be treasured in the years to come.
At the recent HDFL dinner, mention was made by a Golden City League representative that the promotion of Sunday football was likely to be introduced to try and rectify the declining public support.
Cricket: Heathcote were defeated by Mandurang after putting up a record score of 319, which included a century by John McGillivray.
100 years ago The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, November 28, 1918
Lovers and others who have been in the habit of toddling about Wattle Flat by either day or night are warned that the "avenue" is not too safe at the present time. The enemy is not the usual snake, but a red bull, which, if he gets an eye full of anyone, will run him up a tree. So, be careful.
Following upon the arrival of the 1914 Anzacs in Melbourne on Saturday last, two of our Heathcote heroes arrived at their native town by the midday train on Tuesday, after over four years’ absence. The returned stalwarts are Lance-Corporal C. T. Chapman, son of the late Mr Chas. and Mrs. Chapman of Kyneton Road, Heathcote, and Corporal J. J. E. Barker, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Barker, of Heathcote. The shops in the town had arranged to close for a couple of hours, and in consequence one of the largest gatherings yet seen assembled on the local station to join in giving a fitting welcome home to these brave lads who fought for their lives and their freedom. The station was bedecked with flags, as was the whole of the town, whilst over the entrance to the station were the words, "Welcome Home to our Boys." When the train pulled into the station the school children, who had gathered for the purpose, under the head teacher, Mr B. Balmer, joined with those assembled in greeting the returning Anzacs with cheers…