Warrandyte shared stories

Shared Stories – Gems amongst the Gold

Warrandyte has a special place in Victoria’s history in part due to its rich gold past, but also because of its indigenous and art history. There are many stories of individuals within the community, some well-known and others perhaps not, who have not only helped shape the township we know today but also made it known further afield.

By sharing our rich and diverse histories (often untold) we can reflect on how they have influenced both the past (and the future). Here are some tales of those people who have had such an effect on our history and our township.

If you have a Warrandyte story you would like to share with the Society, please contact info@whsoc.org.au. We look forward to hearing from you and adding to the Society’s archives. 

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Warrandyte's Art Circles

Warrandyte nurtured two highly influential artistic communities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


notable women of warrandyte

Her story - Warrandyte's Notable Women

Warrandyte can look back at generations of women who have endeavoured to improve their world.


warrandyte potters cottage

The Renowned Potters Cottage

The original potters were Phyl Dunn, Artur Halpern, Gus McLaren, Reg Preston and Charles Wilton who


speed merchants

Speed Merchants

Philip (Phil) Edward Irving, MBE, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.Eng., M.S.A.E. is a legend amongst motoring and motor bike enthusiasts.


men of many talents

Men of Many Talents

Edward (Ted) Russell Rotherham FRPS, APSA, ARMIT, EFIAP moved to Warrandyte with wife Shirley in 1959 purchasing an old timber cottage


koornong school

Koornong. A most Remarkable School

Koornong School was established by Clive (1908-1977) and Janet (1911-1992) Nield in 1939,


koornong school

Resistance and Outrage

It was described as an ‘outrage’ in the Port Phillip Herald of the 17th January 1840