Histories of the Arthurs Creek District, Victoria

A collection of published and unpublished historical articles by Bruce G. Draper


Up The Creek


History and Heritage in Up the Creek: Early Days in the Arthurs Creek District

Chapter 1

The Arthurs Creek Run

Chapter 2

Allwood Station

Chapter 3

John Bear on the Plenty

Chapter 4

The Batman Apple Tree

Chapter 5

Hazel Glen Run

Chapter 6

Hazel Glen – Linton – Arthurs Creek Cemetery

Chapter 7

Glen Ard Station

Chapter 8

Running Creek Station – Ardchattan

Chapter 9

Beginnings of the Whittlesea Fair and Show

Chapter 10

Horticultural Settlement at Arthurs Creek

Chapter 11


Chapter 12

What is in a name at Murphy’s Creek

Chapter 13

Glen Donald

Chapter 14

Waitui – the Macmillan Homestead

Chapter 15

Lobbs Hill

Chapter 16

Hazel Glen Wesleyan Church

Chapter 17

Ryders Flat Reserve

Chapter 18

Arthurs Creek Methodist Church

Chapter 19

Murder of Henry Hurst by Burke the Bushranger

Chapter 20

Hazelglen School

Chapter 21


Chapter 22

Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute Hall and Free Library

Chapter 23

Arthurs Creek Fruit Growers Association

Chapter 24

Hazelglen Hall

Chapter 25

Arthurs Creek Post Office

Chapter 26

Doreen Hall and Recreation Reserve

Chapter 27

Hurst’s Bridge Memorial Park

Chapter 28

One of the mob

Chapter 29

The School Fence – a matter of perspective

Chapter 30

Local Waterways

Chapter 31

The Willows and the Running Creek at Charnwood

Chapter 32

The 1900 Bushfire at Arthurs Creek

Chapter 33

Arthurs Creek Rifle Club

Chapter 34

Boer War South Africa 1899 to 1902 – Mafeking again

Chapter 35

Boer War South Africa 1899-1902

Chapter 36

Interlude at Charnwood

Chapter 37

Bassett Family Cricket Eleven

Chapter 38

Arthurs Creek Football Club

Chapter 39

The Orchardist and his Fruit Wagon

Chapter 40

Gentle Zephyrs over Lomas

Chapter 41

John Ryder – Early Settler

Chapter 42

Boyhood Memories – James Chester Draper 1905 – 1998

Chapter 43

Early Days

Chapter 44

The Church of the Irish Martyrs

Chapter 45

Frank Dalby Davison’s Bush Diary


Abbey FamilyAirey FamilyAlfred DeakinAllen FamilyAllwood StationAlma Shanahan (1923-2015)A Mountain Muster by Ian StapletonApologies & Appendages by Ian StapletonApted FamilyArdchattan StationArthurs Creek CemeteryArthurs Creek Cemetery: a History (Revised Edition) by Lindsay MannArthurs Creek Cricket ClubArthurs Creek Football ClubArthurs Creek Fruit GrowersArthurs Creek Mechanics Institute at a GlanceArthurs Creek Mechanics Institute by Bruce G. DraperArthurs Creek Mechanics Institute HallArthurs Creek Methodist ChurchArthurs Creek Post OfficeArthurs Creek Primary SchoolArthurs Creek Rifle ClubArthurs Creek Uniting ChurchAtkinson FamilyAustralian Garden History SocietyBarr FamilyBarton Hill StationBassett FamilyBatman TreatyBear's CastleBear FamilyBegoniasBoadle FamilyBoer warBraeside StationBrain FamilyBrennan FamilyBrock FamilyBushranger BurkeCharnwood StationChristian FamilyChurch of the Irish MartyrsClarke FamilyCleir Hills StationCorr FamilyCraigie Lee StationDeep CreekDishleigh StationDoctors Gully RoadDoreen VillageDraper FamilyDuffy Land ActDunolly Scent FarmEarly BlacksmithsEllis Cottage Historical Precinct by Nillumbik Historical Society on WikinorthiaEltham District Historical SocietyFay Thomas Collection by Yarra Plenty Regional LibraryFernvale StationFlintoff FamilyFrank Dalby DavisonFriends of Burnley GardensFrom Drovers To Daisy-Pickers by Ian StapletonFrom Fraser's To Freezeout by Ian StapletonFrom Laggan To Arthur’s Creek by Ross McDonaldFruit Cool StoresGillian FamilyGlen Ard StationGlenburn StationGlen Donald StationGray FamilyGreen FamilyGrimshaw FamilyHairy-Chested History by Ian StapletonHall FamilyHazel Glen CemeteryHazelglen HallHazel Glen SchoolHazel Glen StationHazel Glen Wesleyan ChurchHealey FamilyHeidelberg Historical SocietyHenry ArthurHerbert FamilyHeyfield GippslandHickey FamilyHickey’s CornerHowitt FamilyHulme FamilyHurrey FamilyHurst FamilyJohn LoxtonKenneth JackKirkliston StationLaidlay FamilyLang Fauld StationLeon Saper (1928-2005)Linton CemeteryLinton FamilyLinton Grange StationLobb FamilyLobbs HillLodgeLodge FamilyMacfarlane FamilyMacmillan FamilyMacpherson FamilyMann FamilyMcDonald FamilyMcKay FamilyMcKimmie FamilyMcLelland FamilyMills FamilyMountain Rescue 1944Murdie FamilyMurphy's CreekMurphy FamilyMuseums Victoria CollectionsNillumbikNillumbik Heritage GuideNillumbik Historical SocietyNillumbik Reconciliation GroupOf Pioneers & Perseverance by Ian StapletonPeter Laycock (1927-2009)Pine Hill StationPioneers and Painters: One hundred years of Eltham and Its Shire by Alan MarshallPlenty RiverPresswell FamilyPublic Records Office VictoriaRAAF Base East SaleReid FamilyRobert (Bob) Mair (1943- )Ronald FamilyRoyal Historical Society of VictoriaRoyal Horticultural Society of VictoriaRunning CreekRussell FamilyRyder FamilyRyders Flat ReserveSchultz FamilyScrubby CreekSeeds of Yesterday : the Fruit of Tomorrow by Pam GoodeyShire of Nillumbik Local Historical SocietiesSlabon FamilySmith FamilyState Library VictoriaSteer FamilyStewart's PondsStewart FamilyStubley FamilyThe Andrew Ross MuseumThe Last Cry by Mick WoiwodThe Melbourne Book written by Clive Turnbull ; drawings by Kenneth JackThomas FamilyTregowan StationTroveUnderwood FamilyUp the Creek : Early Days in the Arthurs Creek District by Bruce G. DraperVersdale StationVerso FamilyVictorian CollectionsVictorian Collections Eltham District Historical SocietyWaitui StationWeatherbeaten Wisdom by Ian StapletonWhittlesea Agricultural SocietyWhittlesea ShowWikinorthiaWild Horses BrumbiesWilliam Jock FraterWinter Majetin AppleYan Yean : A History by Dianne EdwardsYan Yean Primary SchoolYan Yean ReservoirYarra Plenty Local HistoryYarra Plenty Regional Library