Buda Historic Home and Garden Inc.

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42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
42 Hunter Street Castlemaine Victoria 3450 AU

Buda Historic Home and Garden is of national significance. The house is an accredited museum featuring the intact furnishings, personal belongings and art collection of the talented Leviny family who resided there over two generations for almost 120 years.

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Come to Buda and enjoy walking through the historic house where you will be transported to another era, in this Museums Australia accredited museum. Wander three acres of heritage garden featuring original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola, along with many original garden ornaments created by the Leviny family members

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36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 46.79 km

Please note: private research of our archives is not possible

The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace.

The redeveloped Nichol and Wallace building, now known as The Warehouse, to reflect it’s 19th century history, reopened in 2014 as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

PO Box 5243 Tarnagulla VIC 3551 Australia 47.83 km
Contact Name
Tarnagulla & District History Group
PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 47.96 km
Contact Name
Marion Miller
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75 Broadway, Dunolly 3472 48.89 km

A collection of photographs, firearms, gold nugget replicas and local history with a genealogy research section.

Contact Name
Rachel Buckley, Secretary
P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 50.45 km
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
Contact Name
Mrs Marjie Poole
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Lancefield Courthouse, Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Lancefield Vic 3435 53.07 km

Maintains the oldest house in Romsey – Seymour Cottage. Museum with displays of local interest in former Court House. Collection of local history & family documents.

Contact Name
Shirley Kishere, Secretary
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4 Hamilton Street, Gisborne Vic 3437 57.94 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.

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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 58.8 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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45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 60.42 km
We are a local Historical Society with an extensive paper based collection relating to the old Ballan Shire.
Our purpose is to collect and preserve items relating to the Shire and make our collection available to anyone researching the history of the area
Our collection is open for research only by appointment. Contact the Secretary at bshsinc@hotmail.com.au
Image: is a drawing of Horne’s Little Blue Store. It was the first store and substantial building in Ballan situated on the SE corner of Cowie and Simpson Sts.
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 60.63 km
Contact Name
Leigh Historical Society
"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 60.73 km

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

Contact Name
Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
Old Courthouse, 91 Southey Street, Inglewood 3517 62.51 km

Collects and records local history of Inglewood district. Have several local history publications for sale. Research early district pioneers for a fee. Hold court re-enactments for tourists and locals by arrangement.

Contact Name
Murray Baud- Treasurer
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Ballarat Research Hub at the Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street, South Ballarat 63.72 km

The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy.

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. This move was perceived as making a distinction between local history and family history research.

Hours – Monday to Thursday  10.00am – 4.30pm Collection includes: Family histories, references assisting local research, local histories, cemetery records, birth marriage and death records, computer access, electoral rolls, interstate records, directories.

Postal Address – Secretary BDGS Inc, P.O Box 1809, Ballarat Mail Centre, 3354

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 65.04 km

The contribution by people of Irish background to Ballarat’s social, cultural and industrial development is substantial and the Ballarat and District Irish Association plans to present, celebrate, promote and enjoy this ongoing legacy

 

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 65.04 km

Central Highlands Historical Association [CHHA] is a vital link in the regional history network being the umbrella association for over 30 historical societies, museums and family history organisations in the central highlands region of Victoria. CHHA continues to be an active and innovative organisation. It is represented at Local and State levels on matters of joint concern to its members.

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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 65.57 km

The Ballarat Historical Society’s collection is housed in the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. It includes over 25,000 photographs, early Trade & Street Directories, the Register of Inmates for the Ballarat Benevolent Society and objects.

The collection can be searched online via the Society’s website or accessed by appointment Mon – Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Phone 5337 1107 to make an appointment.

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 65.73 km
Contact Name
M Smith
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439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 66.35 km

This Observatory, situated at Mount Pleasant in Ballarat, was established on the initiative and with the financial support of James Oddie, and was formally opened to the public in 1886. When Oddie presented the Observatory to the people of Ballarat, it became the first municipal observatory in Australia.

Opening Hours for Observatory – See Booking and Events times. All programs require a prior booking.

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85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 66.55 km

The society was established in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching the history of Avoca and the surrounding district.

The headquarters of the Society is an historic building at 85 High Street, Avoca, which was the Avoca Court House from 1859 to 1979. It now contains a local history & family history resource centre containing thousands of documents, photographs, maps, microfilm of local newspapers & rate books, artifacts, etc., pertaining to the localities in the Avoca district.

Postal Address PO Box 24 Avoca VIC 3467

43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 69.12 km
Contact Name
Neil Wright
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