Colac and District Historical Society

C.O.P.A.C.C., Gellibrand Street, Colac
Contact Name
Robert Missen, President

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

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Birregurra VIC 3242 Australia 19.73 km
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Birregurra & District Historical Centre
80 KENTS ROAD FORREST VIC 3236 AUSTRALIA 24.3 km
03 5326 632703 5326 6327
0411 222 5150411 222 515
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FORREST & DISTRICT HS

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

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Robyn Alexander
28 Hesse St Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia 36.68 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
Fig Tree Community House 16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232 40.26 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.

Heritage Centre 241 Manifold St, Camperdown 40.43 km
Contact Name
Maree Belyea - Maree Belyea - Secretary
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6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia 45.09 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
Grayland St, Cobden 3266 45.69 km

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

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Judith Gribble
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71 High St, Inverleigh VIC 3321, Australia 48.45 km

Collecting and collating paper records and oral histories for Inverleigh and surrounding districts.

Image Donations from any era is graciously accepted.

We meet at the Inverleigh Public Hall & Mechanics Institute on the 4th Monday at 8pm, February to November.

Suburbs or towns: Inverleigh; Murgheboluc; Shelford; Teesdale; Doreq; Hesse

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Liz McDonald
5A McMillan Street, Anglesea 52.62 km

General meetings held on 1st Sunday of the month, usually with guest speakers. Visitors welcome. Extensive photographic collection of early Anglesea and Great Ocean Road. Society publications on a variety of subjects are for sale.

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Bruce Bodman, Secretary
6 / 1 Noble St Anglesea VIC 3230 Australia 52.72 km
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Surf Coast Family History Group
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 53.88 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 59.04 km
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Dereel History Group
1435 Anglesea Rd Bellbrae VIC 3228 Australia 59.2 km
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Bellbrae History Group
Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC 3269 60.15 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
PO Box 174 Terang VIC 3264 Australia 61.59 km
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Bob Mcintosh
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia 63.65 km

Torquay Museum Without Walls preserves the Torquay region’s past, shares the stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow.

We provide a wonderful resource for researcher’s of the area that is updated regularly as the information is collected.

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Cheryl Baulch, Secretary
8 Price St Torquay, VIC, Australia, 3228 63.98 km

Suburbs or towns: Torquay and surrounding areas

The Society has two rooms for our work and a shared meeting room which we produce and display our photographic exhibition. We are open on Sundays 2 – 4 unless advertised on our Facebook page, web site or “Town by Town” in the Echo and “Whats on” in the Surf Coast Times.

Mission Statement:

To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through

  • public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
  • maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
  • promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
  • by partnering with local and regional institutions.
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Secretary
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40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed VIC, Australia 65.43 km

The Mount Duneed History Group holds meetings at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday in the months of February, March, May, August, October and November in the Mount Duneed Hall at 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.

The group aims to collect the history of Mount Duneed and surrounding areas including Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Grovedale and present this information by posting an article to our blog each week. We usually have a guest speaker at our meetings and conclude the evening with refreshments and a chat. New members are always welcome.

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Gwen Threlfall
710 Torquay Road Mount Duneed VIC 3217 Australia 66.9 km
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MARILYN ROSSACK
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