Local Community Activities

Looking Back Locally

The Camperdown and District Historical Society is inviting locals to wind back the clock, take a trip down memory lane and compile their own personal histories. We are encouraging you to submit for yourself but also to contact your loved ones so you can help them submit theirs! 

Starting on the 15th of September a new set questions will be released every Tuesday for the next five weeks. 

We are encouraging you to stay connected with friends and family by contacting your loved ones to reminisce and help them submit their personal history! At the end of the project the historical society will have a comprehensive record of local legends to pass down from generation to generation. 

You could even take the lead from Camperdown identity Sue Cole, who used the questions to create a lasting video for generations to come.

So, what are you waiting for?  Fasten your seatbelt and head back in time!

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We encourage you to answer each question however it is not required. If you want to work on the questions before submitting please download the below document. 

Week-1-questions.docx(DOCX, 14KB)

Week-2-questions.docx(DOCX, 258KB)

Frank's Veggie Patch

Don’t know how to garden but love the full flavor of homegrown vegetables? 

Sunnyside House gardener and local horticulturist Frank Conheady has got you covered with a series of step-by-step gardening tutorials. 

The sessions show beginners everything from how to get started raising their own seedlings, to planting them out, caring for them and when to harvest the tasty produce. 

Spring has sprung, so there’s no time to lose.  Check out Franks hints and tips, start planting and you’ll be tucking into amazing homegrown meals before you know it!


Local Heros Calendar Competition

 From people checking on their neighbours to SES volunteers patching up roofs in the middle of a rainy night, Corangamite has so many unsung heroes. To celebrate them Corangamite Shire is calling on shutterbugs to submit photos of someone you think goes above and beyond for their community.
Entries will be in the running to feature in the shire-wide ‘Local Heroes’ themed calendar for 2021.

Submit your entry here.


Having beaten breast cancer twice, Corangamite Shire’s 2020 Citizen of the Year Carole Manifold is a hero in every sense but knows the battle is far from over when it comes to finding a cure once and for all. Working as a breast care nurse to help others through the cancer journey, Carole has also churned out just over 1500 Christmas Cakes from her own kitchen to raise more than $20,000 for the south west’s own cancer clinic in Warrnambool.

Corangamite Cooking Collection

The world has already seen some amazing cooking trends during 2020, from sourdough starters to quarantine sauce, but get ready for the Corangamite Cooking Collection! 

We want to make a collection of the best recipes from Corangamite! Get in contact with your grandma, neighbour, son-in-law, or whoever it was that made you that mouth watering meal pre-lockdown. 

All you have to do is simply follow the below link to submit your recipe! 

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