Melton through the ages

Melton mayor Bob Turner with book authors Lucy Brace, Ellen Spalding and Fiona Poulton. (Supplied)

By Sumeyya Ilanbey

Do you want to delve deep into Melton’s history – starting from Dreamtime to today?

Way Back Consulting Historians, commissioned by Melton council, traced Melton’s history, unveiling stories, photos and information about how the municipality evolved over the years.

It’s been compiled in a book, Growth, Progress and Community Spirit, which was launched last Thursday.

Melton mayor Bob Turner described the book as a “perfect memento” of the municipality’s history.

“This book is special because it was created with the help of people who grew up in the city, and experienced its evolution over the decades,” Cr Turner said.

“This is an excellent way for long-term residents to reflect, and a wonderful way for newer residents to learn about the links to history in the area and celebrate our municipality.

Growth, Progress and Community Spirit celebrates the Melton community, past and present, its diversity, unique character and vibrant spirit.”

The book is available at Melton and Caroline Springs libraries for $39.


Sumeyya Ilanbey