Jason McGregor is the Secretary of MHHV Inc. and past President of the Fort Queenscliff Museum committee. He has a keen interest in Australian military history as well as in Victorian colonial history and heritage. He is the Editor and Web Coordinator for MHHV.
By following these 7 simple steps you can research every Australian First World War Soldier.
Shortly after midday the gunners at Fort Nepean lined up the German merchant steamer – the SS Pfalz – as it bolted towards the heads and fired the first shot in a terrible war that would last four long years and scar the world.
Many museums have an item or two in their collection that almost every other similar museum keeps. It could be a helmet, a rifle, a tunic, a book or any one of possibly thousands of different artifacts. These items are often put away in a safe place and forgotten. They are very usually of little […]
MHHV Inc. will hold its AGM on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday 2 October 2013.
William Dunstan was born in Ballarat East, Victoria. His father, William John Dunstan, a boot maker and his mother, Henrietta (nee’ Mitchell) welcomed their third son on March 8, 1895.
James Ernest Newland was born in the Geelong suburb of Highton, Victoria, on 22nd August 1881, the son of labourer and railway worker William Newland and his wife Louisa Jane (née Wall).
Noel William Hall was born on the 25th November 1913, in Hawthorn, Victoria. His birth date was expected to be on Christmas Day earning him the first name of Noel to lead the more traditional name of William Hall. Noel was educated at Scotch College, Hawthorn, and followed in his father William’s footsteps by creating […]
Odds are that you have heard of Simpson and his donkey. And maybe you know that pigeons were used extensively to transport messages in World War I.