Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents Association Inc


The Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents’ Association (P&ORA) held its first meeting on 17 March 1880 following some informal meetings amongst like-minded gentlemen who were keen to form an organisation to support one another in times of need and to enhance the society they lived in.

One of the early rules states ‘that the organisation will collect, store, preserve and promote the area’s local history.

The P&ORA is not a Historical Society as such, but we do own a lot of historical ‘stuff’ as past members were reluctant to throw anything out.

Opening Hours – Every Wednesday between 10am-3pm

19 Herriot Street, Heathcote 46.29 km
Preservation of the history of Heathcote McIvor area, enabling stronger links to the past and tra...
Contact Name
Elizabeth A Murfitt
PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 47.26 km
President – Leanne Boyle
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Marion Miller - Secretary
PO Box 5243 Tarnagulla VIC 3551 Australia 47.87 km
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Tarnagulla & District History Group
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A collection of photographs, firearms, gold nugget replicas and local history with a genealogy re...
Contact Name
Rachel Buckley, Secretary
P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 49.59 km
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Lancefield Courthouse, Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Lancefield Vic 3435 53.21 km
Maintains the oldest house in Romsey – Seymour Cottage. Museum with displays of local inter...
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Shirley Kishere, Secretary
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The Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society’s collection covers the localities ...
325 High St, Learmonth 3352 VIC Australia 59.66 km
The historical society is dedicated to keep an accurate record of the district since settlement.
Contact Name
Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 59.77 km
We are a local Historical Society with an extensive paper based collection relating to the old Ba...
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 59.81 km
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Leigh Historical Society
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Bungaree VIC 3352 62.65 km
Collecting records from the past including photographs. Guest speakers, help with family research...
Old Courthouse, 91 Southey Street, Inglewood 3517 62.8 km
Collects and records local history of Inglewood district. Have several local history publications...
Contact Name
Murray Baud- Treasurer
Ballarat Research Hub at the Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street, South Ballarat 62.88 km
The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate recor...
Central Highlands Historical Association [CHHA] is a vital link in the regional history network b...
Ballarat VIC, Australia 64.2 km
The contribution by people of Irish background to Ballarat’s social, cultural and industria...
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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 64.73 km
The Ballarat Historical Society’s collection is housed in the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Balla...
Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 64.88 km
03 5337 1199
Contact Name
M Smith
439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 65.51 km
This Observatory, situated at Mount Pleasant in Ballarat, was established on the initiative and w...
85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 65.96 km
The society was established in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching th...
43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 68.27 km
Contact Name
Neil Wright
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