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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Cornish Hill Reserve Daylesford Vic 3460 35.37 km

Friends of Cornish Hill are a Landcare group. Our connection with RHSV goes back to the day when Cornish Hill Reserve was saved from sale by members of the local community who realised the value of the Reserve as being historically and environmentally significant.

The Friends have been beavering away restoring the Smiths creek corridor to bring it back to what it looked like before mining ravaged the landscape.

Friends of Cornish Hill working group pose for photo in natural landscape

Image: Friends of Cornish Hill working bee in June 2018

Contact Name
Margaret Thomas
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3-5 Camp Street, Trentham VIC 3458, Australia 45.15 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.

Contact Name
Susan Sims, Secretary
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9 Livingtone St, Beaufort, VIC, Australia 3373 45.66 km

The Beaufort Historical Society is situated in the former Beaufort Court House, in Livingstone St, next door to the Uniting Church. The society has an extensive collection of family histories, photographs, newspapers, school and cemeteries records, etc.

Suburbs or towns: Beaufort; Chute; Raglan; Trawalla; Shirley; Waterloo; Stockyard Hill; Lake Goldsmith; Nerring; Eurambeen

Other contacts:

Secretary: Peter O’Rourke 0418389160

Treasurer: Dennis Thurgood 0427 368890

Postal Address: PO Box 30, Beaufort VIC 3373

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Bill Ferguson, President
Mongomery Street Skipton Vic 3361 Australia 46.17 km
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Mary Bradshaw
PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 47.69 km
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Marion Miller
James Young room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 3340 51.91 km

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.

Cressy & District History Group Inc promotes the history of Cressy and district, documenting, preserving, displaying information and research.

Contact Name
Robyn Alexander
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2 Canrobert Street, Newstead VIC 3462, Australia 54.82 km

In 1863 the Newstead Court of Petty Sessions was built to the design of colonial architect John James Clark.

In February 1986 a group of interested people met and formed the Newstead & District Historical Society Inc.

In 1987 the Society applied through the then Shire of Newstead to the Department formerly named Conservation, Forests & Lands for the use of the old courthouse as a venue. The application was successful and since then members have carried out a great deal of work both in restoring and maintaining the building as well as collecting and conserving the history of the area. Our building is unique in that no alterations or additions have been done to it.

Contact Name
Joan Sartori, Secretary
19 Bucknell Street Carisbrook 3464 59 km

Preservation of local and family history records.

Contact Name
The Secretary
3 Palmerston Street, Maryborough 59.86 km

Worsley Cottage Museum, an 1894 stone cottage, is the home of the society. The collection includes domestic items and artefacts from the era, outdoor displays and a cottage garden. There is also an 1840 slab and daub pioneer hut with wooden shingle roof. Research facilities are also available.

Contact Name
Margaret Haines - Treasurer
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71 High St, Inverleigh VIC 3321, Australia 60.88 km

Collecting and collating paper records and oral histories for Inverleigh and surrounding districts.

Image Donations from any era is graciously accepted.

We meet at the Inverleigh Public Hall & Mechanics Institute on the 4th Monday at 8pm, February to November.

Suburbs or towns: Inverleigh; Murgheboluc; Shelford; Teesdale; Doreq; Hesse

Contact Name
Liz McDonald
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71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury VIC, Australia 62.75 km

Formed in 1987, the society aims to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Malmsbury and surrounding districts.

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Contact Name
Susan Walter, President
Muckleford - Walmer road Muckleford 3451 63.03 km

Preservation of our mechanical heritage& working old machineryincluding tractors and farm equipment, but not limited to.

Contact Name
Graham Mason- Secretary

Kyneton Historical Society is a voluntary non-profit incorporated community organisation, comprising people from many fields committed to collecting, preserving, researching and sharing the wealth of material that is our herit5age, and for which we as members are custodians.

Contact Name
Larina Strauch, Secretary
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43 Forest Street, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia 63.28 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 58 Melton VIC 3337 Australia 63.69 km
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Deb Slattery
85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 63.87 km

Family and local history resource centre, archives and museum, located in the old Avoca Courthouse, which operated as a Court from 1859 to 1979

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Tony O'Shea, President
124 High Street Taradale VIC 3447 Australia 64.59 km
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Peter Price
208 Barker St Castlemaine 3450 64.73 km
03 5472 318603 5472 3186
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Winton Bunton - Sectretary
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4 Hamilton Street, Gisborne Vic 3437 64.84 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.

Contact Name
Phyllis Boyd, Vice President
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