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SHP0681 – Surrey Hills Church of Christ football team, A Grade Eastern Suburbs Protestant Churches Football Association Premiers in 1938

The Surrey Hills Church of Christ football team was not only A Grade Premiers in 1938, but also Premiers B Grade in 1935 and Runners-up in C Grade in 1934.The inauguration of this Association took place at a meeting held at Camberwell Methodist School Office on the 19 March 1923. The following churches were represented […]

Rhoda Bell – an amazing social justice campaigner

Rhoda was born in Lilydale and in 1916 at the age of 22 married into the Bell family, who lived in Windsor Crescent, Surrey Hills. She was a woman ahead of her time. Rhoda’s values were influenced by living through both World Wars and the Great Depression. Two of her husband Bert’s brothers served in […]

SHP0275 – Horrie Breeden – a long life in Surrey Hills

This is young Horrie Breeden. His family came to Surrey Hills in 1905 when he was aged seven and he lived first in Guildford Road and then Middlesex Road. As a primary school boy, he sometimes helped with milking at the adjoining Kenneally’s dairy in Highfield Road. At times, on his way to Surrey Hills […]

SHP0050 – Our Holy Redeemer Church, Mont Albert Road

Our Holy Redeemer Church in Mont Albert Road was built in 1902 and blessed and opened by Archbishop Thomas Carr on 11 May that year. The land for the church had been purchased in 1901 on behalf of Fr George Robinson, Parish Priest of Camberwell, by Miss Amy Castles, a well-known opera singer and a […]


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