Cobden and District Historical Society Inc

Grayland St, Cobden 3266
Contact Name
Judith Gribble

Collecting and preserving items of local history, dairying, war records and memorabilia.

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Heritage Centre 241 Manifold St, Camperdown 12.41 km
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Maree Belyea - Maree Belyea - Secretary
PO Box 174 Terang VIC 3264 Australia 18.11 km
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Bob Mcintosh
Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC 3269 33.42 km

Local history society and museum and shop open daily in summer and four days during the rest of the year.

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Peter Younis
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 43.97 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
C.O.P.A.C.C., PO Box 154 Gellibrand Street, Colac 45.69 km

Research centre – microfilm, papers, photos, maps, books, museum artefacts.

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Robert Missen, President
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 47.8 km
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Janet Macdonald
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 49.55 km
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Robin Gray

Cressy & District History Group Inc promotes the history of Cressy and district, documenting, preserving, displaying information and research.

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Robyn Alexander
14 Station Street Koroit VIC 3282 Australia 61.1 km
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Glenyce McDowell
PO Box 118 Koroit Vic 3282 Australia 61.85 km
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BRIAN TROTTER
80 KENTS ROAD FORREST VIC 3236 AUSTRALIA 63.28 km
03 5326 632703 5326 6327
0411 222 5150411 222 515
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FORREST & DISTRICT HS
Birregurra VIC 3242 Australia 65.38 km
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Birregurra & District Historical Centre
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6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia 70.73 km

Apollo Bay and District Historical Society operates the Old Cable Station Museum at 6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, photograph collection and family history collection.

Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday, public and school holidays, 2-5 pm. Or by appointment.
Meetings of the Apollo Bay & District Historical Society are held at the Museum 3rd Monday of the month 10am.

Profile photo is of the Apollo Bay Museum, located in the old Telegraph Cable Station, Apollo Bay.

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Mrs Jan Lewis, Secretary
2110 Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac 70.74 km
0407 702 6840407 702 684

Preservation and Display of historical photos; research as required.

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Karen McIntyre- -Treasurer
PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia 71.61 km
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Bruce Mckenna
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30 Gipps Street, Port Fairy Victoria 3284, Australia 72.22 km

Accredited museum and archives. Pioneer Dinner, Open House Day. Monthly general meetings and committee meetings.

The society was formed in 1963 as a centre for local research into the early history of the town and it’s pioneer families. From modest beginnings, the organisation has grown to a membership of more than 120, with a much wider range of interests.

In 1992 the society was able to negotiate the lease of the historic Courthouse building in Gipps Street, Port Fairy, which was renamed The History Centre.

The Courthouse is one of over fifty buildings in Port Fairy classified by the National Trust as essential to the heritage of Australia and which must be preserved. It was built in 1859, with the portico added in 1869, and a further three rooms at the rear in 1874, to make the building as it is today. At the time of construction, it was the only Courthouse in the Western District of Victoria, and housed sittings of the Supreme Court and County Courts as well as General Sessions. It remained in use until 1988, when its last function, as a Licensing Court, was transferred to Warrnambool.

Much of the work of the society involves the development of the Courthouse as a museum and archives, and includes participation in the Museum Accreditation Program with which we have been accredited since 1998. The main courtroom houses a display of the original court furniture, with figures in costume. Five other rooms contain both permanent and temporary exhibitions on themes such as the early pioneers of the district, the whaling era in Port Fairy, local shipping and wrecks along the coast.

Profile Photograph: Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives building by Peter Grenfell (2018)

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Anne McLean, President
Mongomery Street Skipton Vic 3361 Australia 75.53 km
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Mary Bradshaw
28 Hesse St Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia 81.3 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 82.1 km
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Dereel History Group
Fig Tree Community House 16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232 82.76 km

The Lorne Historical Society had its origins in the old Library Hall on the corner of Smith and William streets, the site of the current police station. Unfortunately, the collection of artefacts and memorabilia vanished, perhaps into a private collection.

The new society held its first meeting at the Lorne School on Tuesday, August 5, 1969. The 16 members began the documentation of our current historical records, photographs and memorabilia. Their work and research can be found in our publications, including the information published by Keith Cecil, Jean and Malcolm Graham. The photographic collection began through the tireless work of Joan and Graham Wheal, Keith Cecil and Jean and Malcolm Graham.

The society was housed in a shop at the original Cumberland Guest House and at the Water Board building after it moved in 1989.

Jean and Malcolm Graham began in 1989 the recording of important Lorne events and stories, featured in the Geelong Advertiser until Malcolm sadly died in 2001. This amazing volume of work is recorded digitally and is available through the society. It is a lasting testimony to his dedication, hard work and love of Lorne and its history.

In 1999 the society moved to its current location at the Fig Tree Community House, 16 Mountjoy Parade. The collection may be viewed on the first Sunday of the month, or by appointment. Contact Lorne Historical Society if you’d like more information. You can also find publications about Lorne and The Great Ocean Road and also photographs and other merchandise from our online shop.

The Lorne Historical Society’s rooms are open each Sunday between 10am and midday. Please join us on the first Sunday of every month for morning tea.

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