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|