Bright & District Historical Society Inc

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The Bright & District Historical Society has a research collection available at their Bright Railway Station museum. Local tours and special events.

 

Postal Address – PO Box 265, Bright, VIC 3741

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31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty 18.52 km

We are a group of people interested in the preservation and promotion of the history of the Kiewa Valley.

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Barbara Pyle, President
Athenaeum Reserve, Great Alpine Rd, Harrietville 23.51 km

Maintenance and display of historical items.

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Hilary Morgan, Secretary
29 Elgin Street, Myrtleford, Vic. 3737 27.67 km

Collection of locally significant artefacts & records, publication of community recollections and assistance with research.

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John Taylor, President
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Panabode Building Slalom Street, Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia 3699 32.49 km

The Falls Creek Historical Society is committed to ensure the collection, preservation and interpretation of the unique history of Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains.

By way of interactive and informative displays and detailed archiving, they wish to stimulate community interest and involvement in telling the distinctive Alpine history. Alongside their comprehensive museum collection, they undertake artistic and diverse methods of storytelling such as curated walks, village history trails and pop up museum displays.

Falls Creek Museum exterior view with snow covered ground, table and chairs. One end of the Falls Creek Museum building exterior shot showing museum name and snow covered area

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Karen Smythe, Chair - Falls Creek Historical Society
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21 High Street, Yackandandah Victoria 3749, Australia 47.59 km

The Collection held by the Yackandandah and District Historical Society is a large and comprehensive collection of the many stories of this district, held in photographs, images, objects, registers, documents, letters, textiles, digital forms and research material.

Description: Open museum, research, collection , publications, public programs.

Suburbs or towns: Yackandandah; Allans Flat; Staghorn Flat; Osbornes Flat

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Pam Noble

The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum is operated b y the Indigo Shire Council. An Athenaeum since 1857, original building, a museum since 1863. “Street of Shops” added in 1979.

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Anna Robbins
Milawa Vic Australia 57.31 km
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Milawa Heritage Group
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136 Main Street, Eldorado VIC 3746 60.73 km

The El Dorado Museum collection is sited in the original schoolhouse number 246 which opened in 1870. The school rooms and out-sheds house a large variety of items such as social and domestic purpose items.

Gold and tin mining relics from the Cock’s El Dorado Gold and Tin Dredge and Cock’s Pioneer sluicing are on display as well as information on various mines in the area with some photographic history of the mining from 1850 until 1950. Agricultural implements can be viewed in and around the big shed.

A Blacksmith’s shop has a fireplace, bellows, anvil, hammers and other tools, horseshoes as well as Kelly Gang replica forged armour. There are also woodworkers hand tools, saws, and mining implements. Genealogy is available from school records, cemetery records World War One records and some photos, lodge and church records, and mining records. The museum has war memorabilia ranging from helmets and medals to souvenirs and bayonets.

Children’s treasure hunt activities are available with some hands on items to try out as well. They can have a go at gold panning and keep any gold that they discover.

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Sue Phillips, President
VIC Australia 63.76 km
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Victorian High Country Huts Association
Greta Heritage Group & Greta Hansonville Hall Vic Australia 64.89 km
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Greta Heritage Group & Greta Hansonville Hall
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Our aim is to collect and conserve items and information telling the story of the birth and growth of  Wodonga and environs for the benefit of the general public, and especially for future generations.  We welcome input and assistance from everybody.

Postal Address – PO Box 829, Wodonga, VIC 3689

PO Box 812 WANGARATTA Vic 3677 Australia 68.91 km
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Val Gleeson
Day Avenue, Omeo 3898 69.68 km

Omeo Justice Precinct is classified by Heritage Victoria and is one of the most intact legal precincts of the state. It includes Oriental sites and other historical sites. Guided tours.

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Ann Petersen, Secretary
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The present brick building was erected in 1866, replacing an earlier timber construction, and used as Council Chambers, Town Hall and Library/Reading Rooms. When the Library was relocated in 1970 many old books remained in the present building forming an interesting collection of Goldfields reading matter in the original setting. About this time the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum was formed by enthusiastic members of the public who operate the museum on a volunteer basis.

PO Box 1 Glenrowan VIC 3675 Australia 72.06 km
0478 334 4020478 334 402
0428 276 3010428 276 301
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David Ritchie
PO BOX 316 RUTHERGLEN Vic 3685 Australia 87.14 km
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ROBERTA HORN
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Benalla & District Historical Society Inc is active in both its aspects of operating a Museum specializing in costume, Kelly and local history, and the Research Rooms’ archival The Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum was founded in 1967 and is accredited through the Museum Accreditation Program (Vic). It is the only public costume museum of its kind in Victoria. It is managed entirely by volunteer members of Benalla Historical Society Inc. and is a splendid example of how the skills of an enthusiastic and talented group can produce excellence.The museum specializes in costumes and local history, including the Ned Kelly Story.

Postal Address – PO Box 201, Benalla VIC 3671

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24 Nash St, Jamieson VIC, Australia 96.72 km

The Jamieson and District Historical Society Inc. formed in 1991 have their headquarters and museum in the Old Jamieson Courthouse. Manned and run by local volunteers who work very hard to preserve the history of Jamieson and the Upper Goulburn Region, which covers the area from Howqua through to Matlock and beyond.

Suburbs or towns Darlingford; Enochs Point; Howqua; Jamieson; Kevington; Ten Mile; Gaffneys Creek; A1 Mine Settlement; Woods Point; Matlock

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