Sources and Acknowledgements

A Clyde History 1978

Author: John Campbell
Written as a souvenir book to coincide with the Jubilee Celebrations of the Clyde Public Hall and Mechanics Institute.

  Victoria and its Metropolis Past and Present 1888 Volumes 1 and 2

Volume 1 Editor: Alexander Sutherland
Volume 2 Collection of Papers and biographical notes
The Colony and its People in 1888
Melbourne, McCarron, Bird and Co. Collins Street West
Available via internet
Victoria and its Metropolis Past and Present 1888

The Good Country 1968

Author: Niel Gunson
Cranbourne Shire, Niel Gunson1968,
F W Cheshire Publishing.

A history of the Cranbourne Shire compiled for the Shire's Centenary in 1968.


Look to the Rising Sun 1984

Authors: Eileen M. Williams and Jewel Beard

A History of Cardinia and District
(including Rythdale and Pakenham South)

John Campbell- sketches of Clyde
Photographs - Joan and Cor Vanderhorn, Klein family.
Graphic lay out - Joan Vanderhorn
Videos - Henry Klein
Images - Tom Klein

Cyber Space Storage:
Museum: Cranbourne Historical Museum, Tooradin
Library Resources
1. Directories, Electoral Rolls, Births Deaths Marriages.
Available at the State Library and at Lilydale and Ringwood libraries.
2. Newspapers:
The Mornington and Country Herald, The Australasian, The Dandenong Journal, The Pakenham Gazette

Directories have names, addresses, occupations of people in Victoria and were produced before there were telephone books.
eg. Wise's Victoria Post Office Directory,
       Sands and McDougall Melbourne Directory
Electoral Rolls:

Narre Warren Library
- Cranbourne Shire Rate Books

Internet Resources

  Hands on History Project City of Casey
Casey Cardinia Local History Home Page
Victorian Heritage Data Base

Casey Cardinia - links to our past
Wikipedia -Clyde North
Wikipedia -Clyde
Clyde Railway Station
Lang Lang
Springvale Botanical
  Tooradin Church cemetery
  Military Records
The AIF Project
Australian War Memoria
First AIF

Digitised Records - Newspapers:
The Argus on-line
South Bourke and Mornington Journal
South Bourke Standard
Dandenong Journal

  Public Records Office Victoria
99 Shield Street, North Melbourne

State Library Victoria
Cranbourne Historical Museum - Tooradin

  Near Maps <>
Cranbourne Shire Historical Society Inc
3 Mickle Street, TOORADIN Phone: (03) 5998 3643
Maps, photos, Clyde North School Scrapbook

People: Local Historians with Loads of Information, Articles and Images

Local knowledge of Clyde people - letters, reminisces.
In particular those who contributed to the Souvineer Book "A Clyde History 1978":
Mr Ern Ridgway  Mr Alf Collins Mrs Weist (nee Cadd) Mr Jim Bullock
Mr Al Ridgway The Manks Family Mr Perce Hardy Mr Merv Campbell

Clyde Primary School photos and records (Clyde North No. 118 and Clyde No. 3664), former teachers, students and their family members.
Methodist /Uniting Church Historian: Rev Eric Thomas
Former childhood neighbour and school friend, Laura Tillyer (nee Henderson) who gave me clues and ideas.

Family Historians: Manks, McKay, Robins, Beazley, Ridgway, Patterson, Cutler, Hardy, Lineham, Allars, Twyford, Smith, Klein, Escott, Sykes, Pitcher, Hunter, Wilkie,
Cranbourne Historians: J. Greig,
Cranbourne Shire Historical Society Inc: Mrs Rosemary Mynard and team
Casey-Cardinia Historian: Heather Arnold
Narre Warren History Group resources: Lynne Bradley
Dandenong Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch Inc.: Administrative Staff and John Cooper
Catherine Watson (Fairfax Media) who has promoted the website through her newspaper articles.
12 Letters and photos: Mrs Anne Upton, Mrs Phyllis Campbell,

Recognition and appreciation to those who promoted/taught an understanding of Clyde History before we began this website.

a) In particular Mr George Selway who awakened in John Campbell (co-editor) an interest in Clyde history;
Mr Jim Lineham who was a member of the Cranbourne Historical Society and gave much to preserving historical items;
Mr Clyde Manks who passed on lots of information to Merv Campbell (and to us) and his son
Daryl Manks who has instructed many primary school children about the history of Clyde township.

b) Also an acknowledgement of those in previous generations who submitted articles about Clyde to The Argus, and local journals. One of these I suspect was a Mr Thornell. Does anyone have further information about subsequent reporters?

Thank you to all who have engaged me in conversation, a comment, a telephone call, a letter, your photos, internet exchange with snippets and sources of reliable information. Sometimes just a name, a story, an incident have led me to a better understanding and facts about the history of Clyde. Your enthusiasm and passion for historical truth has further inspired me. Thank you for the time you gave. My brother and I are so grateful.

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