Some of my family visited the area c1947. It looks like they're in a garden which isn't surprising because Macedon is famous for its beautiful private gardens. Dorothy and Allen Wyllie are my paternal grandparents.
|Family picnic, Macedon c1947: (l-r) ?, May Rose and her sister Dorothy Wyllie,
Dorothy's daughters Barbara and Dorothy, and her husband Allen Wyllie.
This large cross is one of the most significant war memorials in Victoria. It was built in 1935 as a memorial to soldiers who served in the 1914-1918 war by a wealthy resident, William Cameron, whose son had died in the war. It's 21 metres high, is faced with terracotta tiles and embellished with a large bronze sword. The cross was restored in 1995 because it had been damaged by storms and a devastating bushfire in 1983 known as Ash Wednesday.
|Phil at the Memorial Cross, Mt Macedon.
|Phil's uncle, Gibson Phelan, with friends and family
at the Memorial Cross, Mt Macedon in the 1930s.
|Memorial Cross and gardens c 1935 [Museum Victoria MM045589]
|Memorial Cross and gardens after the bushfire in 1983 [Sydney Oats, Flickr]
|Memorial Cross, 2014