Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Bulletin is out!

The latest Bulletin is out. You can see selected abstracts (descriptions of articles) HERE. Included is a short history of snake oil salesman Joseph Shires, who was married at Ramahyuck in in 1876, and more about the man in the portrait below, Samuel Swan.

This portrait is oil on photographic canvas, and it is unclear from our catalogue where it hung before it came to us. Sam is an ex-convict, licencee of the Shakespeare Hotel, and died a wealthy man.

You can read all about these two different men for just $3.00 for a Bulletin, plus 60c p&p. Can't work out how to send such a small amount? We will accept six sixty cent postage stamps! (Unused ones only, please). There cannot be many better bargains around than that.


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