Ballarat Historical Society Inc.

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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic
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Secretary

The Ballarat Historical Society Inc is based at the Gold Museum, Ballarat. The Society’s collections are housed at the Gold Museum and Ballarat Library. The Society meet’s monthly and is focused on collecting and preserving the photographic and social history of Ballarat.

Suburbs or towns: Ballarat

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Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 0.2 km
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M Smith
Cnr Magpie and Cobden Streets, Ballarat 3350 0.84 km

Ballarat Astronomical Society is custodian of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory. BAS provides Friday and Saturday night viewing if the weather is clear. School and other groups can be booked for Monday to Thursday.

Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 2.05 km

Formed in 1978 the BDGS aims to help people discover their family history, with an emphasis on Ballarat and district sources. The society holds a comprehensive genealogical reference library relating to the usual sources, but specialising in Ballarat. Monthly meetings are held with speakers on family history research topics.

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Neva Dinstan
43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 3.75 km
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Neil Wright
37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 4.41 km
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Ralph Stavely
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 8.6 km
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Leigh Historical Society
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307 Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 8.64 km

The Society promotes the study, collection and preservation of the history, heritage and environment of Buninyong and the surrounding district.

Image: ‘Buninyong Town Hall, home of the Buninyong and District Historical Society’.

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Anne Beggs-Sunter, Secretary
5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 9.16 km
5342 07775342 0777

Local and family historuies, display of family photos and antiques.

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Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 12.38 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
65 Racecourse Road Haddon VIC 3351 Australia 13.73 km
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Bonnie Chew
104 Church St Creswick 3363 16.62 km
03 5345 247003 5345 2470

Keeping track of historical events in Creswick and district. Creswick Historical Museum is housed in the former offices of the Shire of Creswick, a magnificent National Trust classified building of two storeys, with a tower and clock circa 1876. The interior of the building is notable for its classic winding staircase of local Basalt, its balcony, anf the 19th century architectural features. A wide range of printed historical material is available for sale at the museum. The Museum operation is directed to not only providing a comprehensive and fascinating display, but also providing a vast resource of available information to the community at large.

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Mrs Pamela J Liney - Treasurer
c/o POST OFFICE SMYTHESDALE VIC 3351 Australia 17.95 km
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Margaret Roberts
"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 21.73 km

The historical society is dedicated to keep an accurate record of the district since settlement.

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Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
C/- Snake Valley Post Office Snake Valley VIC 3351 Australia 25.18 km
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Shirley Brown
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 29.39 km
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Dereel History Group
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71 Sussex Street, Linton VIC, Australia 29.47 km

The Society holdings include over 3,000 photographs, cemetery, school, church and Shire of Grenville records, Grenville Standard newspapers. The Society forms the Committee of Management for the 1874 Linton Library/Mechanics Institute.

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Dr Jill Wheeler
36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 32.02 km
45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 32.12 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
31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 35.35 km
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Jan Crump
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100 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia 35.35 km

The Daylesford & District Historical Society was formed in 1964 and the Museum established in 1971.

The Museum has approximately 800 square metres of interior displays and approximately 250 square metres of covered yard and houses an large collection of local memorabilia and artefacts.

The museum has extensive archival resources that are accessible by arrangement for research to researchers and genealogists.

Contact Name
Ian Marshall, Secretary
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