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2022 Annual General Meeting

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19th June 2022 at the The Patch Hall (5 The Patch Road) commencing at 2.30pm.

Guest speaker: Professor Michael Buxton (Emeritus Professor at RMIT University and former head of RMIT Planning and Environment Program)

All Welcome, refreshments provided.
Enquiries: Betty Marsden OAM ph.9755 2777 Carolyn Ebdon mob: 0407 505573

Yarra Ranges Heritage Network Exhibition

The Yarra Ranges Heritage Network Exhibition:

"The Power and the People"

is currently touring around the Shire.

Further information and details of locations and dates are available on the website:

https://lilydalehistorical.com.au/power-and-the-people-lilydale-district...

Sept. 2021 - Newsletter to Members and Friends

September, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Save the Dandenongs League Inc.                                      

It has now been more than two years since we had our last Annual General Meeting, and unfortunately due to ongoing Covid restrictions we're still not sure if we'll be able to meet any time soon. 

SDL Committee 2019

SDL Committee 2018

Special Guests at SDL's 60th Birthday

Glenfern Green Wedge VCAT Hearing April 2013

The VCAT hearing to decide the fate of the Glenfern Green Wedge Cattle run took place between 22 - 24 April. For the members of the Friends of the Glenfern Green Wedge, it confirmed our worst fears about this proposal to subdivide the property into 5 residential lots incorporating hobby farms

May Moon MBE

May Moon, MBE was born in 1893 and became a kindergarten teacher. During World War II she ran a nursery boarding school at Montrose. She retired in 1950 and built her own small cottage to live in at Kalorama.

May became aware of threats to the natural environment in the Dandenongs such as tree removal and small lot subdivision. With assistance from Prof. John Turner (Professor of Botany), she called a public meeting at Olinda Hall in October 1950, which was attended by 200 people and ‘Save The Dandenongs League’ was born.

She became hon. Secretary for the next 27 years.

A double Australia Day honour for Dandenongs legend

Article by Kimberley Seedy  http://free-press-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/a-double-australia...

KALLISTA environmental activist Betty Marsden received a double honour this Australia Day - the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia and the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Yarra Ranges Council.

60th Birthday Celebrations - October 2010

The 60th Birthday of Save the Dandenongs League Inc. was held in October, 2010, at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama. About 40 people attended on a fairly cold day including two of our Yarra Ranges councillors, Cr Samantha Dunn and Cr Noel Cliff, whose Wards cover most of the Dandenong Ranges.  Betty Marsden, as President, welcomed those in attendance including Shire Councillors and also read a list of Apologies. She indicated that a number of former committee members would give some reminiscences of the League in earlier times.

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