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A Very Wise Man Once Said
"When doing historical
research we often feel as if were holding a Polaroid photo in our hand and
it’s as if slowly but surely, the image of past events once again begin to
develop before our eyes…." (Keith Graham 2009)
View of Mt. Ridley taken in 1998. James Malcolm's 'Olrig' homestead in centre.
Captain James Pearson's Mt. Ridley Homestead on top in amongst the trees.
Do you have any old photos of the Craigieburn area you can share with
us? If so email us and let us know what you have! We would love to
hear from you and see them.
Click to Enlarge Photos!
Welcome to our Website!
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To collect, manage, preserve and
promote our local historical assets, both past and present for the community
of Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia.
Where is Craigieburn?
Didn't think Craigieburn had any history?
Have a look at our Information Gallery filled
with information and pictures from the past and present history of
Craigieburn and surrounding
See information on
some of the old pioneering families of our
district along with much more!
Craigieburn is on the outer fringes of the city
of Melbourne, Victoria in the northern suburbs and is located adjacent the Hume
Highway 26 km north of Melbourne's city centre and 213 metres above
sea-level, estimated population December 2006 was 23, 628. Craigieburn was an old highway stopover and the name
Craigieburn, reflects the Scottish origins of the first European
settlers in the area and was probably named after a town in
Dumfriesshire, Scotland made famous by Robert Burns.
Craigieburn means 'rocky creek'
coming from the Gaelic 'creige' meaning crag, rock of cliff and
'burn' meaning water but generally referring to a creek and
was very aptly named. The settlement that developed around this area is
now an ever expanding residential area.
We are at the moment in the process of trying to get a new brochure
together giving an idea of the short history of Craigieburn and our
Heritage Walk area in Potter Street.
However information from
the brochures A Short History of Craigieburn
and from Heritage Walk is now available
by clicking on the links above.
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This site was last updated
Sunday June 28, 2009.
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Keitel © Craigieburn Historical Interest Group 2006-2007
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