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Woodvale "A Step Back in Time"...Woodvale "A Step Back in Time"... 




Due to the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the planned launch of the above book was sadly postponed last year. The good news is that it is now back on !!!!! 


Please click on the link below to the program of Winter Events at the Bendigo library including the launch of Woodvale: - "A Step Back in Time" on Saturday 7th August, 11am

Bookings are Essential as follows:


Woodvale-A Step Back In Time, is a recently published 250 page book, written by Ray Wallace, a local historian. It outlines Woodvale’s history from our beginnings as Nerring, to Sydney Flat to Woodvale, as we are now known. It captures life in many eras, before it is lost forever, and includes the squatters, gold rush period and over 20 settler families. It  paints a picture of how they lived, worked and played and the organisation's they supported  to enrich their lives. 144 photos are included in the publication. The organisation's are covered from their beginnings up until the present day. Tales of crime and punishment, natural disasters and personal tragedies add special insights into our story.


Other historical books for Woodvale have been produced and can be purchased as identified elsewhere in this website, or via the images on the "Home Page"... or click on this link:

Woodvale Historical Publications

Please note that if purchasing on-line, or via the arrangements identified below, due to  Covid 19, the personal safety of our committee, in addition to Australia Post limitations, may cause delays in actual deliveries of your purchases. We sincerely apologise for this, but unfortunately this issue is outside our control. 

 Please come to the Official Launch at the Bendigo Library as indicated above and enjoy a chat with some locals and learn more about this wonderful, but often forgotten rural community.....

Don't forget...Bookings are Essential !


    Book Purchases outside the launch:- - contact Ken Stent, Ph 03 54469929,  OR -  Email - -  or send an order to 185 Booth Rd, Woodvale 3556.

    The cost of the book is $20 and postage is $5 per book.

    Payment is by cheque, money order or direct payment into a bank - details will be provided upon enquiry.