Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society Inc.

James Young room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 3340
215 Main Street Bacchus Marsh Victoria 3340 AU

The object of the society shall be to promote the study, collection, preservation of Bacchus Marsh and District’s history, historical places and objects. To promote and support historical research and publication of same. To hold regular meetings of its members. To arrange displays, the reading and discussion of “papers” as may promote the above objects.

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Melton VIC, Australia 12.05 km
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Deb Slattery
45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 20.47 km

Ballan Shire Historical Society Inc aims to collect, record and preserve the history of the people, places and events of the former Shire of Ballan, including Ballan, Gordon, Egerton, Mt Wallace, Fiskville, Blakeville, Colbrook, Morrisons and Ingliston.

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Richard Biden, Secretary
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4 Hamilton Street, Gisborne Vic 3437 24.86 km

The Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society’s collection covers the localities of Cabbage Tree; Couangalt; South Gisborne; Gisborne; New Gisborne; Bullengarook; Macedon; Mount Macedon; Barringo; Cherokee; Hesket; Kerrie; & Riddells Creek.

A dedicated group of volunteer members of the Historical Society meet regulary to assist with the accessioning, conservation, filing and indexing of the collection, to assist visitors to the Court House and to attend to research enquiries received by phone, mail or email. A research fee of $25.00 per surname or topic applies.

The beautifully restored, 1858 Gisborne Court House, home of Gisborne and Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society is open to the public each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm, when volunteers are in attendance to assist with family and local history research enquiries. The Family and Local History Resource Centre at the Court House may be opened at other times by appointment.

Collection and conservation of local and family history documents, photos, and maps.

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Phyllis Boyd, Vice President
402 Clarke Rd, Rockbank 3335 25.79 km

Preserving Australian and World Wide Early Ways of Life and Farming Heritage. Archiving collection, preparing static displays, restoration of exhibits for public display, creating walkways and BBQ areas, picket fences.

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Mario Cachia, President
PO Box 423 Sunbury Vic 3429 Australia 26.25 km
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Peter Free
66/68 Macedon Street SUNBURY VIC 3429 Australia 28.12 km
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Trevor Dunn
PO Box 1092 Werribee Vic 3030 Australia 31.62 km
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Capt Allan Stirling JP
PO Box 118 Werribee PO Box 118 3030 Australia 31.62 km
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LANCE PRITCHARD
59 Loyola Rd Werribee VIC 3030 Australia 33.12 km
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Werribee Family History Group
Rothwell Road, Little River 33.22 km

The Little River Historical Society Inc was formed in 2003 with the objective of collecting, preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Little River area. The Society is presently establishing a collection of historical documents and images, which will in future be available to the community for viewing and research. Regular events, displays , and open days are planned.

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Les Sanderson, President
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3-5 Camp Street, Trentham VIC 3458, Australia 34.41 km

Trentham Historical Society works to preserve, and make available to the public, the history of the township of Trentham and the surrounding district including the settlements of Little Hampton, East Trentham, Spring Hill, Fern Hill and Tylden. The society publishes a quarterly newsletter and booklets from time to time and also holds an annual exhibition.

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Secretary - Vicki Steggall
Horseshoe Bend Road, Keilor 35.31 km

Researching the Pioneers of Horseshoe Bend Farm and Keilor Plains.

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John Shorten, President
Harrick's Cottage, Harrick's Rd, Keilor 35.96 km

Research, record and promote the history and heritage of the Keilor region whilst collecting, preserving, enhancing and enjoying its artefacts and memorabilia. Exhibitions, publications and a digital project is part of our agenda.

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Peter Ward
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43 Forest Street, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia 36.61 km

The Woodend and District Heritage Society  operates a local and family history resource centre. The collection is fully indexed and relates to the Old Shire of Newham & Woodend, Ashbourne, Hesket, early Rochford, part Macedon, part Carlsruhe.

Built in 1870, the court house in Forest St was the second court building in Woodend.

It was used for criminal cases until 1964 and for coroner’s court hearings until the 1970s. Now it’s home to the Woodend & District Heritage Society.

You can find us at Woodend’s old court house every Wednesday, from February to November (10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm).

PO Box 720 Sunshine Vic 3020 Australia 36.83 km
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Dr Wally Zielinski
31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 37.21 km
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Kerrie Kruger
PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 37.88 km
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Matthew Van Ingen
Somerton Rd, Greenvale 3046 38.38 km
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Helen Rolls
128 Queen Street, Altona VIC 40.29 km

The Altona Historical Society was formed in 1961, incorporated in 1996 and in 2000 amalgamated with the Laverton Historical Society to form the Altona-Laverton Historical Society Inc.

Its aim is to encourage the study of the history of Altona and Laverton area through the acquisition of relevant objects, photographs, information and archive material, making these available to members and the community for their research.

The society also hosts a number of events at the Altona homestead and in the park including ghost tours organised by Lantern Ghost Tours and visits by many clubs and schools. Information about these events can be found by visiting the Altona-Laverton Historical Society website.

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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 40.67 km

Collecting records from the past including photographs. Guest speakers, help with family research and annual Australia Day celebrations, which include unveiling of heritage plaques recognising the local families who made the district what it is today.

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Heather Trigg, Secretary
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