Creswick and District Historical Society Inc

P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
Contact Name
Mrs Marjie Poole
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37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 12.22 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
Contact Name
Ray White
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Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 14.95 km

The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy.

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. This move was perceived as making a distinction between local history and family history research.

Hours – Monday to Thursday only 10.00am – 4.30pm Collection includes: Family histories, references assisting local research, local histories, cemetery records, birth marriage and death records, computer access, electoral rolls, interstate records, directories.

Postal Address – PO Box Bakery Hill Mail Centre, Ballarat VIC 3354

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 15.5 km

Central Highlands Historical Association [CHHA] is a vital link in the regional history network being the umbrella association for over 30 historical societies, museums and family history organisations in the central highlands region of Victoria. CHHA continues to be an active and innovative organisation. It is represented at Local and State levels on matters of joint concern to its members.

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 15.5 km

The contribution by people of Irish background to Ballarat’s social, cultural and industrial development is substantial and the Ballarat and District Irish Association plans to present, celebrate, promote and enjoy this ongoing legacy

 

"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 15.8 km

The historical society is dedicated to keep an accurate record of the district since settlement.

Contact Name
Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 16.35 km
Contact Name
Leigh Historical Society
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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 16.62 km

The Ballarat Historical Society’s collection is housed in the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. It includes over 25,000 photographs, early Trade & Street Directories, the Register of Inmates for the Ballarat Benevolent Society and objects.

The collection can be searched online via the Society’s website or accessed by appointment Mon – Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Phone 5337 1107 to make an appointment.

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 16.73 km
Contact Name
M Smith
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439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 17.31 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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36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 17.42 km

Please note: private research of our archives is not possible

The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace.

The redeveloped Nichol and Wallace building, now known as The Warehouse, to reflect it’s 19th century history, reopened in 2014 as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 17.68 km

Collecting records from the past including photographs. Guest speakers, help with family research and annual Australia Day celebrations, which include unveiling of heritage plaques recognising the local families who made the district what it is today.

43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 19.62 km
Contact Name
Neil Wright
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100 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia 23.99 km

The Daylesford & District Historical Society was formed in 1964 and the Museum established in 1971.

The Museum has approximately 800 square metres of interior displays and approximately 250 square metres of covered yard and houses an large collection of local memorabilia and artefacts.

The museum has extensive archival resources that are accessible by arrangement for research to researchers and genealogists.

Contact Name
Ian Marshall, Secretary
65 Racecourse Road Haddon VIC 3351 Australia 24.08 km
Contact Name
Bonnie Chew
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Cornish Hill Reserve Daylesford Vic 3460 24.21 km

Friends of Cornish Hill are a Landcare group. Our connection with RHSV goes back to the day when Cornish Hill Reserve was saved from sale by members of the local community who realised the value of the Reserve as being historically and environmentally significant.

The Friends have been beavering away restoring the Smiths creek corridor to bring it back to what it looked like before mining ravaged the landscape.

Friends of Cornish Hill working group pose for photo in natural landscape

Image: Friends of Cornish Hill working bee in June 2018

Contact Name
Margaret Thomas
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Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 24.92 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’.

5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 25.6 km
5342 07775342 0777

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

Contact Name
Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
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c/o POST OFFICE SMYTHESDALE VIC 3351 Australia 30.5 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
PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 33.47 km
Contact Name
Marion Miller
C/- Snake Valley Post Office Snake Valley VIC 3351 Australia 34.08 km
Contact Name
Noella Young
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