FIFTY years of the Mornington Peninsula’s history as recorded by photographer Fred Gregory was shown at a “show and tell” session last month by Dromana and District Historical Society.
Treasurer Richard Baker said the society was interested in seeing pictures taken in the past as “it’s often the bits shown in the background that are interesting”.
He said about 50 people had attended the 24 October showing of Gregory’s “snapshots” at Dromana Primary School.
He said the pictures were shown by the late pharmacist-photographer’s son Jamie Gregory, who invited audience members to “tell” whatever they knew about the images, information that could be recorded for future reference.
“In history, to move forward we must be able to look back,” Baker said.
Fred Gregory sold hundreds of cameras from his Rosebud pharmacy for decades. His photos were taken using the latest technology available at the time.
His colour and black-and-white photos shown on the night covered from Dromana, Rosebud to Sorrento and beyond.
Gregory’s family have donated the photos and slides to the historical society.
Anyone who has photographs from the past can email Dromana and District Historical Society at email@example.com