About Up The Creek Victoria
Up The Creek Victoria is a collection of articles about the pioneers, people and local history of Arthurs Creek and surrounding districts by historian Bruce G. Draper. It expands on his published work and pulls together for the first time his 25 years of research with the addition of a vast array of photographs. Input from local community members and historians in assisting Catherine Ashley to caption photos is gratefully acknowledged, and relevant articles by other authors will be added over time.
About the author, Bruce G. Draper
The name Draper has been synonymous with the Arthurs Creek district since Bruce’s great grandparents, Charles and Catherine, settled in the district in the 1860’s.
Brought up on stories of these early pioneering days, Bruce’s father Chester aroused his son’s interest in the local history of the district and families of the original settlers.
After service in the Australian Navy, Bruce returned to his roots and resumed his passion for history.
He was invited to join the Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute as their local historian.
For many years Bruce has provided well researched articles on local history giving a fascinating insight into the community’s early days.