Mooroopna's souvenir photo book
A beautiful souvenir photo book of Mooroopna's past and present.
A5 size with 72 pages and 100+ photos.
Retail price: $20.
Click this link to purchase online.
Purchase at the following locations:
* Mooroopna Post Office
* Lost Shepparton Shop - 154 Welsford St, Shepparton (opposite the Police Station) Monday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm.
* Focus Cards & Gifts in the Maude St Mall
* NewsXPress - Riverside Plaza, Melbourne Rd, Shepparton
Postage & Handling - start at $3.50 1 book, $5 for 2 books etc
Pick-up option: Collect from the Lost Shepparton Shop (Shepparton Heritage Centre) 154 Welsford St. Monday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm.
Book pre-orders (prior to Dec 7th) can be picked up in Mooroopna at the Mooroopna Post Office.
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So excited, my book arrived today. Congratulations to all concerned on a wonderful book. Have spent hours going through it, and found an aunt, Dulcie Fisher, and my grandfather Bert Gawne in the photo at Turnbulls. Well done all. (Cheryl Gilchrist)
On a recent visit to Melbourne, Lorraine and I caught up with our very good friends Brain and Denise Moylan who gave me copy of the booklet compiled by yourself and Geoff Allemand. As a former Mooroopna boy I wish to congratulate you on this publication for as you said on the fly leaf, "once you have swum in the Goulburn at Mooroopna you always return".
I was particularly interested in the photo of Shirley and Jim "Thunder" Hilet as I grew up in 11 McKean Street and my late father Ray Hawking worked as a carpenter on the Commission homes that were erected in the street to provide accommodation for the men returning from the 2nd World War, one of which was Jim. Our home was opposite the Hilets and I was sorry to learn from your book that Glenda had passed away as I knew her very well. Thunder was a hero of mine and I remember him as a very cheery and happy bloke who whistled cheery tunes all the time. Glenda and I attended the local State School and the is a huge similarity between your self and Glenda in your school photo from 1957. In 1958 my father built a new house on the vacant block behind 11 McKean Street and the old house was sold to Brian and Sheena Guppy. The new house faced O'Brien Street and remained in the family until the death of my Mother in 1988.
I left Mooroopna in 1960 when I was transferred to Melbourne and I have subsequently lived and worked in Tasmania, Western Australia and now South Australia, however the ties to the town remain with me as I keep in regular touch with the Moylans and both of my parents are buried at Pine Lodge. The pull of the home town is always with me and therefore a number of your photos were of great interest; the 1948 football team, workers at the cannery and at Treacy's sawmill, "Chummy", "Whiskey" and "Fat" at the fire brigade and especially, Jimmy Dobbin who was a school mate.
Your book is a credit to you and has given me a great deal of enjoyment, well done.