Meeting – Mon 28 March 2016, 7.30pm

Peter Fisher will be our special guest at the March meeting.  Peter has stories to tell us about Sandridge conflicts such as the ‘white-hot competition’ between Town and Railway Piers and the community’s problem with the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay … [Read more...]

The Railway Reserves

Sandridge was lucky. It was because of its significant position on the bay that the Melbourne and Hobsons Bay Railway was opened, and favoured with so generous a grant of land on which to lay its tracks. Along that short rail route between Flinders … [Read more...]

Flinders St Station to Sandridge – the first journey

At 12.20 pm on 12th September 1854, the first journey of the first steam powered passenger train in Australia left Flinders Street for Sandridge. The gold rush had made the long and convoluted journey up the Yarra River increasingly untenable. … [Read more...]

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