Castlemaine Historical Society Inc

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7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
7 Goldsmith Crescent Castlemaine Victoria 3450 AU

The Castlemaine Historical Society was formed in 1965 to study, record and promote the historical heritage of Castlemaine and District. It operated for many years from temporary premises in various locations. In 1996 the Society was granted a lease to its present home in the historic Former Court House.
Meetings (with interesting guest speakers), exhibitions, a monthly newsletter, guided tours, the development, cataloguing and maintenance of an historic archive collection, indexing of records and the provision of a research service are the major activities of the members.
Archives held by the Society include early directories, voters lists, local newspaper index and some records and indexes concerning mining leases, rates, schools, churches and cemeteries.

Postal Address – PO Box 655, Castlemaine 3450

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402 Clarke Rd, Rockbank 3335 87.73 km

Preserving Australian and World Wide Early Ways of Life and Farming Heritage. Archiving collection, preparing static displays, restoration of exhibits for public display, creating walkways and BBQ areas, picket fences.

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Mario Cachia, President
High Street, Rushworth Vic. 3612 89.26 km

The Rushworth Historic Society is custodian of the Rushworth Museum, Rushworth, Whroo and district cemetery records, Chronicle Newspaper 1869 – 1977, 1987 – Waranga News

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Joanne Pollard -Secretarysecretary
26 High Street Wedderburn VIC 3518 Australia 89.37 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.

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Alan Mulraney
344 High Street, Nagambie 3608 89.59 km
04282639290428263929

Nagambie Historical Society was formed in 1968 for the sole purpose of ‘retaining equipment within the town as some agricultural equipment had already left the district’. The Museum site was developed in 1870 with the construction of the stables to house the Cobb & Co horses, these stables are still standing at the rear of the Old Court House building. The Court House building was formerly the Court of Petty Sessions, Shire Office and Chambers, Post Master General’s Office, and the Registry Office for births, deaths and marriages. Later additions to the site included the first electricity plant for the Nagambie township 1912, with a further extension to this building in 1932 by the SEC. During the early 1970s, the Historical Society erected a large agricultural machinery shed at the rear of the site, and this now houses the James Forbes Museum consisting of a comprehensive range of old farm machinery made at the local foundry. The Museum houses a very large display of memorabilia and research is undertaken upon request. Opening hours are:

Opening Hours  each Wednesday, 1st Saturday of month, 2nd 3rd & 4th Sunday of month –  9.30am to 12.30pm

Contact Name
Judy Macdonald- Secretary
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71 Sussex Street, Linton VIC, Australia 89.62 km

The Society holdings include over 3,000 photographs, cemetery, school, church and Shire of Grenville records, Grenville Standard newspapers. The Society forms the Committee of Management for the 1874 Linton Library/Mechanics Institute.

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Dr Jill Wheeler
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96-98 High Street, Rochester VIC, Australia 90.75 km

In 1986 the new Rochester Historical & Pioneer Society was established after amalgamating with the already existing Pioneer Society. The original land and the building known as the Common School built in 1874 was gifted to the Historical Society by Mrs. Ross. The building was classified “C” by the National Trust in 1972.

Our Volunteers can assist you with research into District Families History and our Museum Complex of four buildings is open to the public Open 9 – 12 noon Wednesday & Friday Or by Appointment

Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society is also a recognised Place of Deposit for documents and photographs.

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John Foster, Secretary
Horseshoe Bend Road, Keilor 91.84 km

Researching the Pioneers of Horseshoe Bend Farm and Keilor Plains.

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John Shorten, President
Harrick's Cottage, Harrick's Rd, Keilor 91.91 km

Research, record and promote the history and heritage of the Keilor region whilst collecting, preserving, enhancing and enjoying its artefacts and memorabilia. Exhibitions, publications and a digital project is part of our agenda.

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Peter Ward
Queen Street, Avenel VIC 3664, Australia 92.45 km
03 5796 204303 5796 2043
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2-10 Market Street, Lockington VIC 3563, Australia 93.09 km

Aims to conserve, promote and share the heritage of Lockington and district from pre-white settlement to present day.

Exterior view from across street looking at Living Heritage Complex buildings

2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 93.31 km
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Dereel History Group
Cape Clear VIC, Australia 93.87 km

Photos, maps, documents, information, all aspects of life in the gold fields and farming areas surrounding Cape Clear & District Historical Society.

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About the Society

The Whittlesea Historical Society meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2 pm (except January), visitors are most welcome to attend.We meet in the Activity Centre, Laurel St, Whittlesea.

Some of our aims include:

  • Petition on behalf of local historic sites, buildings, trees, etc to Council or government,
  • Undertake and promote the research of our history,
  • Collect, conserve, compile and make available historic records,
  • Establish and maintain a library and archives of that information,
  • Disseminate knowledge of our history through lectures, publications, exhibitions, excursions and other means,
  • Provide a means for people interested in the area’s history to meet, discuss and participate.
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Essendon Fields VIC, Australia 95.08 km

The Airways Museum houses a collection of national importance that traces the development of Australia’s civil aviation airways system.

20 Haig St, Mitiamo VIC 3573 95.4 km

Research centre for local families, minute books for clubs and associations, local newspapers. Preservation and recovery of local history of families, communities, organizations, schoole etc. within the boundaries of the old Shire of East Loddon.

Contact Name
John Davidson-President
Landsborough VIC, Australia 95.87 km

The Society aims to collect, restore and maintain the memorabilia and records of the old gold mining town of Landsborough, founded in 1862 and named in honour of William Landsborough the explorer, the township still contains many reminders of its busy past. These include the 1862 lock-up, the 1901 Mounted Police stables, and a 130 year old school, all of which are cared for by the Historical Group.

PO Box 720 Sunshine Vic 3020 Australia 96.98 km
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Dr Wally Zielinski
c/- 30 Arndell St. Thomastown 3074 97.72 km

Identifying graves without headstones where possibleCemetery Camp Road Broadmeadows

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Beryl Patullo- Secretary /Treasurer
PO Box 75 St Arnaud Vic 3478 Australia 98.68 km
Contact Name
Margaret Fyffe
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