Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc

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Ballarat Research Hub at the Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street, South Ballarat
102 Stawell Street South Ballarat East Victoria 3350 AU

The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy.

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. This move was perceived as making a distinction between local history and family history research.

Hours – Monday to Thursday  10.00am – 4.30pm Collection includes: Family histories, references assisting local research, local histories, cemetery records, birth marriage and death records, computer access, electoral rolls, interstate records, directories.

Postal Address – Secretary BDGS Inc, P.O Box 1809, Ballarat Mail Centre, 3354

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208 Barker St Castlemaine 3450 62.88 km

The Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents’ Association (P&ORA) held its first meeting on 17 March 1880 following some informal meetings amongst like-minded gentlemen who were keen to form an organisation to support one another in times of need and to enhance the society they lived in.

One of the early rules states ‘that the organisation will collect, store, preserve and promote the area’s local history.

The P&ORA is not a Historical Society as such, but we do own a lot of historical ‘stuff’ as past members were reluctant to throw anything out.

Opening Hours – Every Wednesday between 10am-3pm

10 Pyke Place, Kurunjang 3337 VIC Australia 63.32 km
Contact Name
Deb Slattery
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42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia 63.72 km

Buda Historic Home and Garden is of national significance. The house is an accredited museum featuring the intact furnishings, personal belongings and art collection of the talented Leviny family who resided there over two generations for almost 120 years.

Exterior showing path leading to Buda

Come to Buda and enjoy walking through the historic house where you will be transported to another era, in this Museums Australia accredited museum. Wander three acres of heritage garden featuring original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola, along with many original garden ornaments created by the Leviny family members

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85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 63.88 km

The society was established in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching the history of Avoca and the surrounding district.

The headquarters of the Society is an historic building at 85 High Street, Avoca, which was the Avoca Court House from 1859 to 1979. It now contains a local history & family history resource centre containing thousands of documents, photographs, maps, microfilm of local newspapers & rate books, artifacts, etc., pertaining to the localities in the Avoca district.

Postal Address PO Box 24 Avoca VIC 3467

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93 High Street, Maldon VIC, Australia 65.16 km

We are a combined museum and history centre.

Many thousands of artefacts and records relating to the district from 1840 to present day form the collection which is housed in the former Maldon Market House. The Maldon Market House is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The museum has many displays that present a fascinating insight into the history and heritage of the district and the archives provide a valuable research resource.

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Valerie Evans
Vincent Street Maldon 3463 65.23 km

The Maldon Vintage Machinery & Museum houses a wonderful display of vintage machinery and has evolved into a fabulous museum with artifacts from the region and afield. Items from Gold mining. the industrial Revolution, Fire Fighting, Farming to the Home.

The museum is ran by volunteers and members. We aim to open on the times listed below, but things do pop up from time-to-time. It is best that you give us a call first, particularly if you are travelling some distance to get to us. We can be contacted on 03 5472 2202.

Wednesdays: 11AM-3PM
Saturdays: 10AM-4PM
Sundays: 2nd Sunday of the Month 10AM-4PM

PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 68.6 km
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Matthew Van Ingen
Rothwell Road, Little River 70.63 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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7 High St, Harcourt VIC, Australia 71.11 km

Museum and archives pertaining to horticulture, granite and families.

Image: Harcourt ANA Hall, built 1911, the of Harcourt Valley Heritage & Tourist Centre

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George A Milford, President
PO Box 25, Derrinallum VIC 72.45 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
PO Box 423 Sunbury Vic 3429 Australia 73 km
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Peter Free
PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia 73.61 km
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Bruce Mckenna
Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St, North Geelong 74.29 km

Heritage trail, museum, displays and information from our region.

Michael Menzies 0419 546 251
OR: David Mann 0422 307 652

Swinburne Street Geelong 3215 74.3 km

Preserving Geelong maritime and naval heritage in the form of artefacts, books, pictures and relevant documents.

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Malcolm Dunn - Secretary
51 Swinburne Street, North Geelong, 3215 74.36 km

A site specific heritage organisation( Osborne House &grounds) dedicated to the preservation and utilisation of Osborne House as a community and arts preinet for Geelong. Specifically Osborne House and grounds, generally the city of Greater Geelong

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Susan Allsop - Secretary
66/68 Macedon Street SUNBURY VIC 3429 Australia 75.07 km
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Trevor Dunn
28 Hesse St Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia 75.99 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
402 Clarke Rd, Deanside 3336 76.37 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
51 Lt Malop Street, Geelong 76.86 km
PO Box 1953 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia 77.26 km
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Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc
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