Today at Hub Cafe
Today there is a LOT happening at the Hub Cafe – something for everyone! Enjoy a Devonshire Tea, view the art display and the history display and investigate the Dereel Community Garden. Today is the third Saturday of the month, so it is the scheduled Community Garden working bee. If you are not sure how…
100 Years On
By Greg Peters This year we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which marks the end of the First World War. The significance of this anniversary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZAC’s, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in…
Dereel History Display
Presented by Julie Donaghy Come to the Dereel History Display to view photos, maps and artefacts, and read information on the history of Dereel I have collected over the last 20 years. These items have come from the people of Dereel, historical organisations, via the internet and from many other sources. There will be static…
The final meeting of the Dereel History Group for 2016 will be held on Saturday 26th November from 2pm to 4pm in the Dereel Community Centre. Julie Donaghy has been following up information provided to her by local people, as well as doing her own original research. Many of the leads have proved to be…
Misery Creek Bridge
In our September edition, we reported a tree had fallen across the centre section of the historic Misery Creek Bridge in Berringa Road. Sadly, this month the high level of rainfall led to another section of the bridge being washed away. The remaining structure seems to be very tenuously standing.
Dereel History Group: Was there a Grandstand?
An interesting discussion is unfolding on the Dereel History Group’s Facebook Page. Once, horse racing was held in Dereel with the track being around the perimeter of the Dereel Swamp. Racing results can be found in historic newspapers. A photo purporting to be the grandstand at the Dereel race track is one of the artefacts…
Honour Board Researcher: Carissah Cain-Sultana
By Richard Emery A few weeks ago at the Community Centre, a visitor came in to enquire about the Honour Board displayed in the Dereel Hall. The enquirer was young and “a bit of a nerd” (self-described as it turns out) but so enthusiastic. Carissah Cain-Sultana is one of three children in a Ballarat pioneer family. It…
Interested in Dereel’s History?
Did you know that land was put aside for a cemetery in Dereel, but it was never used? Or that Dereel was once known as Spring Creek? Do you know where the main gold diggings took place in the 1850’s or where the original town centre was located? To find out more about Dereel’s history,…