Front cover When Roads were Tracks thumbNow Available - When Roads Were Tracks – A history of the roads of Monbulk, Kallista, The Patch and Sherbrooke

This award-winning 250 page book is Monbulk Historical Society's most ambitious project to date documenting the development of Monbulk, Kallista, The Patch, Sherbrooke and the history of the naming of the roads of these local towns. We are excited that this book won the Local History Project Award at the 2019 Vistorian Community History Awards.

The names of the roads and tracks are a window into the history of the area and the families that have made it what it is today. The book also includes the history of the tourist tracks, the tracks throughout Sherbrooke Forest and brings together a unique collection of historic photographs and maps.

As our research progressed through talking with older members of our community and Monbulk Historical Society’s records from interviews of passed residents, we found a lot of local and family history that had not been documented before so we decided to include that in this book before it gets lost with time. As a result we ended up with 250 pages covering over 200 roads and tracks and including about 600 images.

The final book was printed in full colour which has helped bring the history to life.

The printing of this project was funded by Yarra Ranges Council, local community groups, businesses and individuals which allowed us to keep the price of the book to an affordable $35. We thanks our sponsors:

Monbulk Bowling Club
Tesselaar Direct MRE
Yarra Ranges Council
Monbulk & District Rotary Club
Monbulk RSL
Monbulk Family Dental Care
Kallista Real Estate
Angela Arnott
Dorothy Harris

Books can be purchased at Monbulk Yarra Ranges Council Service Centre 21 Main Road, Monbulk 3793 or you can print and complete the order form (click here).



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