150 Years Stories

150 Years of Stories

Many people and events have made up OCAV's 150 years. We would like you to meet some of the people and find out about the events that helped shape the organisation.

Estelle de Boshier gained fame for many things in her life, including dancing and singing with the stars. But perhaps her greatest legacy can be found in suburban Melbourne at OCAV's Liscombe House.

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Rushall park resident Heather Hodge on 150th history working group

Heather Hodge and her husband, Ray, moved into one of the new units at Rushall Park three years ago and she loves it! But it’s the original cottages that have captured her heart and interest. Heather is one of the residents on the 150th history working group gathering information, anecdotes and historical facts to share with people during the sesquicentenary celebrations of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria that kick off in 2019.

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Rushall Park facades

Rushall Park’s distinctive chimneys are getting a much-needed facelift, along with the facades of up to 90 heritage homes throughout the North Fitzroy village.

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CEO Phillip Wohlers has overseen some big changes at OCAV. But their model of personalised care and community building is something that won't change under his 'watch'.

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