Colac & District Historical Society


The Colac and District Historical Society was established in 1950, making Colac one of the first regional townships in the state to have such an organisation. A primary aim from the inauguration of the Society was to obtain a home where the various components of the district history could be preserved, and be made available to the public.

31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 69.83 km
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Kerrie Kruger
PO Box 1512 Geelong 3220 VIC Australia 70.47 km
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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Geelong & Region Branch
PO Box 1953 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia 70.47 km
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Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc
51 Lt Malop Street, Geelong 70.75 km
Geelong Vic Australia 71.04 km
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North Shore and Norlane Stories
Swinburne Street Geelong 3215 71.66 km
03 5277 380803 5277 3808

Preserving Geelong maritime and naval heritage in the form of artefacts, books, pictures and relevant documents.

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Malcolm Dunn - Secretary
51 Swinburne Street, North Geelong, 3215 71.77 km

A site specific heritage organisation( Osborne House &grounds) dedicated to the preservation and utilisation of Osborne House as a community and arts preinet for Geelong. Specifically Osborne House and grounds, generally the city of Greater Geelong

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Susan Allsop - Secretary
Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St, North Geelong 71.83 km

Heritage trail, museum, displays and information from our region.

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Cheryl Scott
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71 Sussex Street, Linton VIC, Australia 72.77 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
Mongomery Street Skipton Vic 3361 Australia 75.5 km
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Mary Bradshaw
c/o POST OFFICE SMYTHESDALE VIC 3351 Australia 77.77 km
The Woady Yaloak Historical Society was formed in 1985.  The society researches the area of the former Woady Yaloak goldfields. We seek to document and preserve the history of the Woady Yaloak Goldfields by the acquisition and presentation of documentation
The general area of interest to the society is the area surrounding the mining district of the Woady Yaloak Creek from Haddon to the Devil’s Kitchen. Settlements in the district included Bunker’s Hill, Sago Hill, Smythe’s Creek, Haddon, Nintingbool, Ross Creek, Smythesdale, Canico, Brown’s Diggings, Scarsdale, Black Hill, Newtown, Brownsvale, Golden Lake, Italian Gully, Staffordshire Reef, Grand Trunk, Happy Valley and Lucky Woman’s
5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 79.58 km
5342 07775342 0777

Local and family historuies, display of family photos and antiques.

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Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
C/- Snake Valley Post Office Snake Valley VIC 3351 Australia 80.94 km
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Noella Young
PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 81.11 km
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Matthew Van Ingen
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Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 81.14 km

The Society promotes the study, collection and preservation of the history, heritage and environment of Buninyong and the surrounding district.

Image: ‘Buninyong Town Hall, home of the Buninyong and District Historical Society’.

PO Box 382 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Australia 82.34 km
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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
65 Racecourse Road Haddon VIC 3351 Australia 84.27 km
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Bonnie Chew
43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 85.54 km
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Neil Wright
PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia 86.69 km
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Bruce Mckenna
439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 87.95 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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