1855-1980 Accidents, Fatal Farm and Riding deaths

1871 Boy Drowns in Clyde North

1887 Farmer Robbed in Melbourne

1890's Ellinor-A Girl's Story

1892 Death of a Clyde Jockey

1894 Rescued by his Brother

1904 Accidental Shooting of Farmer

1908 Breach of Promise

1912 Life in Clyde-Keith Escott

1916 Killed in a Gravel Pit

1922 Sad Story of a Clyde Blacksmith

1930 Murder Suicide

1944 Fire Destroys Houses



Clyde-Cardinia Rural Fire Brigade
Stories and Inquests
1944 Fire destroyed houses in Clyde

Ten houses destroyed at Clyde

CLYDE, Sun: Eight houses and contents and 2 empty houses were destroyed in fires on Friday and Saturday, and 5,000 acres of grass were burnt. Last night a fire relief committee was formed. More than £500 was subscribed in the hall. Farmers not affected by the fire have taken 40 stooks from destroyed farms for free agistment, and others are looking after 250 milking cows.

The Argus, Monday 17 Jan 1944  page 3

1944 Holiday for Fire Victims


When the home of Mr and Mrs G. A. Chapman at Clyde was destroyed by bush fire they and their 6 young children came to Melbourne as guests of the emergency holiday home set up at Mordialloc by Red Cross and the Mordialloc carnival committee. The family had lost everything.

Yesterday Mrs Chapman and the children returned to Clyde. The holiday home has given them hope and renewed health to start their life again. Little Kathleen, the 3 months-old baby, who was nearly suffocated to death during the fire, gained 14 ounces in the week before departure. On Sunday Mrs Chapman took the whole family to a Mordialloc church, where the youngest 3 were christened. Irene, 3 years; Helen, 2 years; and 3-months-old Kathleen are now godchildren of 3 Red Cross workers at the home. The baby wore a christening gown for which material had been bought and worked by 2 members of the Mordialloc Red Cross company, and was wrapped in a 100-year-old shawl lent by one of the Red Cross chefs.
The Argus, 8 March 1944  p 8


stook = shock of hay, bundle of hay