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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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