Birchip Historical Society Inc

2 Cumming Avenue, Birchip
Contact Name
Dorothy Reid, Secretary

Birchip Historical Museum – a museum in a former courthouse, with small farming artefacts, domestic and household utensils, sport, music and leisure items, war memorials, family research, newspaper and photo archives.

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94 Quambatook Road, Nullawil 3529 28.26 km
03 5493 527003 5493 5270

The object of our Society is to foster historical interest and knowledge, particularly but not exclusively of the Nullawil District, and to compile and record Nullawil’s history. Also to restore and display machinery and photos of the area, and to keep records of schools and townships in the area.

Contact Name
Barry James, Treasurer
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Old Courthouse, 38 High Street, Wycheproof, Vic 3527 29.71 km

Situated in the recently renovated Old Court House, the Society aims to collect and preserve historical artefacts, documents, photos, family histories, buildings, anecdotes and all items of historical interest to the town and district as well as to give access to all interested people. The Society has a collection of around 1200-1500 photos depicting the town and district.

Suburbs or towns: Wycheproof

HAVE YOU ANY OLD PHOTOS
The Historical Society is always looking for photos of Wycheproof & District at any point in time, Local Events, Farming Practices, Sporting & Local Identities, and Railways.

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Russell Bedggood, Treasurer
PO Box 1 Woomelang VIC 3485 Australia 40.36 km
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Gwen Michael
56 Woods Street Donald VIC 3480 Australia 43.32 km
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Donald History & Natural History Group
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1 High Street, Charlton Victoria 3525 49.88 km

Located in the former Mechanics Institute building (1882), the Charlton Golden Grains Museum showcases a diverse collection of over 3000 artefacts and photographs from Charlton’s early pioneer days through to today.

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Carolyn Olive, Secretary & Curator
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PO Box 355 Warracknabeal 3393 55.45 km

Warracknabeal & District Historical Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of the region. They also maintain two museums and operate a second hand shop.

The two Museums are:
Wheatlands Warracknabeal Agricultural Machinery Museum – housing machinery mainly used for grain production with in Victoria’s grain belt. It is located on the Henty Highway at Warracknabeal.

Historical Centre – in the original State Bank of Victoria, housing the Banking Chamber as it was in the 1970’s when it was closed. Also domestic items from the local area, set up as a house. Also local records such as Cemetery records, and the local newspaper. Located at 81 Scott St, Warracknabeal VIC 3393

The Secondhand shop is the Wheatlands Warehouse located at 8-14 Scott St, Warracknabeal VIC 3393

88 Evelyn Street, VIC 3396 57.11 km
03 5083 324003 5083 3240

Collection, Storage and recording of local history items. (Records and Equipment. We take pride in our historical homestead, the vintage machinery collection and the museum.

Contact Name
Ron Wiseman, Secretary
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49 Main Street, Minyip, Vic 3392 60.77 km

The society collects and preserves documentary material relevant to Minyip and District such as photographs, maps, diaries, written collections, journals, minute books and documented family histories.

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Shirley Smith, Secretary
Godfrey Street, Boort 3537 74.07 km

Situated in the Old Court House built in 1890, the Boort Museum – Historical Society specialises in family histories with many photographs, and the preservation of historical documents and artifacts.

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Mrs Jennie Weaver
PO Box 75 St Arnaud Vic 3478 Australia 76.47 km
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Margaret Fyffe
93 Cromie Street Rupanyup Vic 3388 Australia 77.01 km
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Helen Uhe
26 High Street Wedderburn VIC 3518 Australia 79.22 km

Wedderburn is is located 225 km north west of Bendigo and within the Loddon Shire. We have over 33,000 digitised records in our database covering Wedderburn and surrounding towns within the shire. Our digital records include over 100 audio tapes of past presentations given by locals talking about their early years in the district. Selected records and documents can be copied to a USB memory stick for visitors to take away with them. Further digitizing will continue throughout 2020.

Contact Name
Alan Mulraney
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1 Comyn Street, Murtoa VIC 3390, Australia 80.82 km

Large museum, history centre, memorabilia, wedding dresses, huge taxidermy collection, video presentations.

Open Times: Monday to Saturday 12 noon till 2 pm

Sunday 12 noon till 4 pm.

Contact Name
Peter Adler
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17 Museum Drive, Kerang VIC, Australia 93.83 km

The Kerang museum shows a social and agricultural history of the area. Excellent display of Koondrook tramway history.

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Sandra Wesblade, Secretary
67 Lloyd Street, Dimboola 3414 and 27 Lochiel Street Dimboola 3414 95.54 km

The Dimboola and District Historical Society collects, researches, preserves and records local and town history. The Society has two Museums: Courthouse Museum and Dimboola Letterpress Print Museum. The Museum, the old 1875 Courthouse, houses displays and photographs. Records include the “Dimboola Banner” newspaper, est. 1879 in bound form from 1920s and microfilm from 1880s. Dimboola Shire Minute Books, photographs, family histories, ledgers of sporting, business, agriculture, etc., parish maps. Facilities include computers, scanning, microfilm and microfiche readers, photocopying to A3 size.

Contact Name
Mandy Meyers- Secretary
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Murray Valley Highway, Beverford VIC 3590 Australia 97.98 km

Tyntyndyer (Tyntynder in modern spelling) homestead  is in the Swan Hill irrigation district, 16 km north of Swan Hill in north-west Victoria. The heritage-listed homestead was built in 1846 by Andrew & Peter Beveridge who took up the Tyntyndyer pastoral run. The pastoral run was the first European settlement in the Swan Hill district.

The Tyntyndyer Plains, stretching along the Victorian banks of the mighty Milloo (Murray River) was home to the Watti Watti people for thousands of years. Their homes were built of bark and mud, mia-mias and they farmed the land. Native grass seeds and nardoo were harvested and ground for flour, stubble was burnt and lush regrowth attracted grazing stock – kangaroos and emu. Fish nets were woven from the fibrous roots of reeds and quandong, the native fruit, was harvested and dried. reeds, for spears, and possum skins were traded for green stone, used for axes. Major Mitchell arrived at ‘Matakupa’ in 1836 and named the area Swan Hill. In 1846 the Beveridge brothers travelled from Kilmore by bullock dray and settled on 300 square miles of land. The property retained the name of these rich grass plains and became known as Tyntyndyer Station.

The construction of the homestead, of drop log cabin cabin of Murray Pine, was commenced in that year. Bricked over in 1850, with had made bricks, this has been classified as the first brick veneer in Australia. The homestead was completed in 1854 with a solid brick extension and in 1860 roof iron, brought from Glasgow, was placed over the stringy bark shingles.

The homestead, furnishings, collections and artifacts have all remained intact and now offer an excellent, authentic and fascinating insight into early colonial days.

  • Wonderful inventions that remained at Tyntyndyer from the early settlers
  • Cellar – filled with an amazing collection of Aboriginal artifacts and curios from indigenous cultures around the world – protected under the custodianship of the Watti Watti people
  • Chock log cabin kitchen – floor to ceiling full of bric-a-brac and pioneer memorabilia (1854)
  • Enter the schoolhouse and tutor room (1854) and see the assorted collections of sewing samplers, school work and early photographic equipment
  • “Tyntyndyer” is the Aboriginal name of the area and means “song of the birds” and true to it’s name the quiet gardens and huge trees which shade the homestead today play host to a variety of beautiful native birds (garden established in the mid 1800s with assistance from Baron Von Mueller)
Contact Name
Nettie Adams, Secretary
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