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A Cat Curfew in Boroondara

By Boroondara

Cats: cute, furry killing machines LWT Boroondara City Council will soon table a petition to consider introducing a cat-curfew. Boroondara hosts a wide variety of animals including birdlife, invertebrates, frogs, possums, bats, turtles and many more[1]. Despite the breadth of scientific data explaining just how devastating cats (domestic and feral)…

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Around the World in 56 days

By Travel
Around the World in 56 Days Carmel McNaught In this piece, I attempt to capture the essence of an amazing, whirlwind, round-the-world, 56-day trip that David and I did from November 2023 to January 2024. We are still processing the kaleidoscope of images, experiences, learnings, connections, memories, and so much...
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Camberwell Music Society

By Music

Camberwell Music Society  The Camberwell Music Society was formed in 1963 to provide the local community with the opportunity to hear quality live music close to home, at a reasonable cost in a friendly atmosphere. The concerts soon became a regular feature of Camberwell’s musical life featuring Melbourne’s leading musicians…

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Surrey Hills Reminiscences

By Neighbourhoods - Melbourne
Eastsider News wants to share the beautifully written and evocative articles that Surrey Hills resident, Gillian Bell has written about her experiences of living in this pleasant suburb with its tree lined streets and its strong community spirit.  Thank you Gillian, for the following articles. Gill and the old Surrey...
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Science is everybody’s business

By Science education

Science is everybody’s Business Are you someone who is curious about the world around you, stands in wonder or bemusement watching and listening to what is happening in nature? Then you have the makings of a scientist, a person who is looking to discover how this beautiful world works. For most…

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Local Heroes

By Boroondara, Doncaster, Local heroes
Local Heroes We all know people who make valuable and substantial contributions to our community.  If you have a story you want to tell about somebody who you think should be recognised, please email us at eastsidernews1@gmail.com. But, don't forget to ask them first - it is important that we...
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Voice to Parliament

By Voice to Parliament
The Voice to Parliament We at Eastsider News see the Voice to Parliament as an important initiative on the road to recognising Australia's First Peoples in Australia's constitution and a step towards bridging the gap that afflicts the lives of many indigenous people.  We encourage everybody to seek out answers...
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Growing Orchids in Melbourne

By Gardening - Melbourne
Growing Orchids Spring in Melbourne heralds an abundance of flowers, new plant growth and orchid shows put on by various Orchid Societies. The Eastern Kulin Seasonal Calendar refers to Guling Orchid Season which approximately corresponds with the month of August.... To read more of this interesting and informative article by...
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Local Artists

By Artists Box Hill
Thank you, Year 10 Art students at Box Hill High School for telling us about the role the Box Hill area played in the development of the beautiful Australian form of Impressionism. Scroll down to read an article by two of the students, Kelly Lai and Olivia Dufty. And keep...
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Local Poets

By Creative people, Poetry
One of the lovely pleasures that we at Eastsider News have discovered is the degree of creative talent we have in our local area. Collected here are some of the poetic contributions we have received from our local community. Some are funny, some are inspiring; all reflect the important role...
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Max’s walks

By Walks - Melbourne
Maximillian von Schnauzer, our very handsome 4 legged correspondent takes you walking around our local neighbourhoods and further afield.  We are grateful to Ruth, Max's two legged companion, for keeping us updated on his perambulations.
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