Colac & District Historical Society

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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.

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We are a community organization who help the public in researching their family history in the Colac District.

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47 Grant Street, Forrest VIC, Australia 22.85 km

The Forrest and District Historical Society is committed to researching and maintaining the history of the township and district.

Established officially in 2006, the Forrest and District Historical Society has been meeting regularly.  Events are routinely held where experts present on specific topics, or where the group are further exploring the history of the region.  The society has an immense library of books, photos, agricultural machinery and various other items that are stored for preservation and information sharing purposes.  Newsletters are sent out, and can be found at the Forrest General Store along with some books for sale.

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 36.89 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
Fig Tree Community House 16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232 40.2 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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241 Manifold St, Camperdown VIC, Australia 40.4 km

Volunteer based, non-profit organisation dedicated to Camperdown & district history in the south west of Victoria, Australia.

Postal Address – PO Box 243 Camperdown, VIC 3260

Our organisation’s aim or purpose is collecting and preserving items of local history, including schools, dairy and sheep industries, war memorabilia, etc. We call it “preserving the old and present for the future.” We were established in 1985 at the request of many locals and were helped in this by Heytesbury and Camperdown societies.

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6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia 44.81 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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71 High St, Inverleigh VIC 3321, Australia 48.73 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
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5a McMillan St, Anglesea VIC, Australia 52.7 km

The Anglesea & District Historical Society is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteer members of the community, whose aim is to research and preserve history of the local area.

Opening Hours – History House is at 5a McMillan St, Anglesea (Entrance 4 of Community Precinct), and is open between 2:00 – 4:00pm on the second Sunday of each month and on every Sunday of the School Holidays, or by appointment, Phone 0448 526 311.

Postal address: P.O. Box 98, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. 3230.

6 / 1 Noble St Anglesea VIC 3230 Australia 52.81 km
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Surf Coast Family History Group
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 54.05 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 59.37 km
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Dereel History Group
Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC 3269 59.88 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 61.53 km
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Bob Mcintosh
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia 63.78 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 64.11 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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Cape Clear VIC, Australia 64.52 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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40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed VIC, Australia 65.6 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 67.09 km
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MARILYN ROSSACK
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