Bellarine Historical Society Inc

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11 High St, Drysdale Victoria 3222, Australia
11 High Street Drysdale Victoria 3222 AU

The Bellarine Historical Society’s aim is to preserve the history of the Bellarine. Over the years a dedicated team of volunteers has created a unique research centre that contains rate books, church records, and family histories. It also has a small museum which contains items of local significance. Many photos and personal records provide an insight into a world we have lost.

Postal Address – PO Box 53, Drysdale VIC 3222

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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 13.12 km

Queenscliffe Historical Museum is located in the main street in Queenscliff, open 2-4 daily. Collections include 8000 photographs, significant documents, textiles and clothing. Family history and buildings research available.

A  limited museum is temporarily located at 18 Hesse Street until early 2022 when the construction of the new museum is expected to be finished.

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Stephen Lee, President
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51 Swinburne Street, North Geelong, 3215 19.59 km

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Susan Allsop - Secretary
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Cheryl Scott
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Malcolm Dunn - Secretary
710 Torquay Road Mount Duneed VIC 3217 Australia 20.91 km
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MARILYN ROSSACK
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Matthew Van Ingen
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40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed VIC, Australia 22.75 km

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Gwen Threlfall
Rothwell Road, Little River 23.28 km

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827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 23.59 km

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Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

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Richard Cotter- President
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Suburbs or towns: Torquay and surrounding areas

The Society has two rooms for our work and a shared meeting room which we produce and display our photographic exhibition. We are open on Sundays 2 – 4 unless advertised on our Facebook page, web site or “Town by Town” in the Echo and “Whats on” in the Surf Coast Times.

Mission Statement:

To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through

  • public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
  • maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
  • promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
  • by partnering with local and regional institutions.
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Secretary
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Prue Found - Secretary
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