Dandenong and District Historical Society Inc

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39 Clow Street, Dandenong Victoria 3175, Australia
39 Clow Street Dandenong Victoria 3175 AU

Our mission is to collect, document, research, preserve and make available to the wider community for their enjoyment and education items that show the development of Dandenong and District from early settlement to present day.

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29 Northumberland Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 28.16 km

Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 1995 to foster knowledge and research into the history of Australian theatre. Our members include theatre professionals, scholars, and enthusiasts dedicated to documenting and sharing Australia’s unique theatre heritage.

Contact Name
Elisabeth Kumm, Secretary
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71 Wellington Road, Wandin North VIC, Australia 28.16 km

Set in rolling orchard countryside, Mont De Lancye was built in 1882 as the home of the Sebire family. Mont De Lancey’s many attractions include Chapel/Gardens suitable for weddings; Museum; Monty’s Tearoom & much more.

Monty’s Tearoom: 0403 415 194

Contact Name
Jill Sebire
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Old Heidelberg Courthouse, Cnr 15 Jika Street and Park Lane, Heidelberg 28.26 km

We are a varied group of people with a shared interest in understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs. This includes helping to provide a place for the accumulation of objects and documents that add to the district’s story. We want people to be able to find historic artefacts and information in the future. We want to make sure that these materials are not lost.

Our expertise in history varies greatly. Many (perhaps most) of us have a general interest and have learnt as we went along. Some have skills gained from previous work and study. Others are serious students of history, including post graduate students. Everyone is welcome and everyone’s contribution is appreciated.

We need members to assist in a wide range of ways. Visit our website to see how you can get involved.

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Michael Torney, Treasurer
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61 Castella Street, Lilydale VIC 3140, Australia 28.36 km

Founded in 1971

We aim to collect, research, promote and publish the history of the people, places, events and developments of particularly Lilydale, Coldstream, Chirnside Park, Montrose,  Seville, Silvan, Yering, Gruyere, and Killara with a special focus on the life and family Dame Nellie Melba.

Image: Old Lilydale Court House, now home to  Lilydale & District Historical Society

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Sue Thompson, President
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PO Box 809 Torquay VIC 3228 28.64 km

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc. (A0049425F) was formed in 2006 by a group of dedicated enthusiasts. The aim of the Committee is to:

  • Raise the profile of Adam Lindsay Gordon as Australia’s national poet
  • Facilitate events around Australia on the anniversary of Adam Lindsay Gordon’s death
  • Collate material on Adam Lindsay Gordon’s life and works and make it available to researchers and admirers alike
  • Undertake projects to perpetuate the memory of Adam Lindsay Gordon
  • Do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above purposes or any of them.

Image: by Andrew Lutz. The piper is John Houghton from The City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band.

level 4/69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 28.82 km

The Salvation Army Australia Museum

Level 4/69 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Tel: 03 9653 3270

Email: Lindsay.cox@salvationarmy.org.au

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Lindsay Cox - Museum Manager
188 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 28.9 km
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Susan Westwood
C/- PO Box 114, Tooradin 3980 28.98 km

Collects and preserves the heritage of the old Shire of Cranbourne, and manages the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum complex at Tooradin, on behalf of the City of Casey.

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Polly Freeman - Secretary
Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Vic. 3207 29.08 km

Formed in 1993 to preserve the identity of this historic port town in the face of amalgamation. Large collection of documents and photos 1860 onwards. Genealogical database, monthly meetings with speakers, weekly work sessions, busy program of research projects, publishing, exhibitions.

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Emma Teasdale, Secretary
Melbourne 3000 VIC 29.11 km

Established in Victorian 1902, the National Council of Women of Victora is one of the oldest women’s organisations in Victoria. It is non-sectarian and non-party political in encouraging the participation of women in all aspects of community life.

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The ‘Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage’ was formed in 2009 under the umbrella of the C J La Trobe Society to support the National Trust in its efforts to maintain the Cottage, and, through fund-raising, improve the visitor experience at the Cottage through regular public opening times, enhanced interpretation, and improved interior and exterior appearance.

The Friends aim to promote education programs for schools, and foster a better understanding among the citizens of Melbourne and beyond of the important role La Trobe played in setting up our early university, hospital, library and other institutions, and in establishing the parks and gardens which are such a feature of our city today.

Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 29.31 km

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre is an iconic Melbourne landmark that supports women (cis, trans) and non-binary through creative experiences, community resources and the power of connection.

We host creative programming onsite, online and around Victoria, have venues available to hire, QVWC SHOP and provide office space to likeminded resident organisations. We are for women, by women – always.

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Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 3065 29.39 km

The Fitzroy History Society caters for anyone interested in the history of the Fitzroy area.  Anyone who is interested in joining is welcome.  You don’t have to live in the area to be a member of the Society.

Postal Address – PO Box 180 Fitzroy VIC 3065

PO Box 35 Wandin North VIC 3139 Australia 29.41 km
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Mary Tabacchiera
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Level 2/ 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia 29.59 km
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728 Main Road, Eltham, 3095 29.82 km

The society operates the Local History Centre at the 1860 police residence at 728 Main Road, Eltham. Open by appointment.

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Russell Yeoman, Secretary
c/- RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street ,Melbourne 3000 29.93 km
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239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne 29.95 km

The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today.

The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

The HCV delivers a number of accessible and well-received history-focused initiatives. These include:

    • History Roadshow
      This program delivers curriculum enrichment sessions for VCE history students and teachers in regional Victoria . The program is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government’s Department of Education and Training.
    • Making Public Histories
      This seminar series explores issues and approaches in making public histories. The program  is being offered jointly by HCV, Monash University and the Old Treasury Building, with sponsorship from the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University and also from Monash University Publishing.
    • Annual Lecture
      Since 2004, the lecture has been delivered by eminent and respected authorities.
  • Projects such as Drought Stories (a spoken and visual history of recent drought in Victoria, recording the experience of drought-affected communities up to 2010) and One Place, Many Stories (a free online resource designed for teachers and middle to upper primary students as a way of engaging children in the history of Victoria).
  • Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

 

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Alicia Cerreto (Executive Officer)
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The ASM is a vibrant and modern organisation, boasting a grand tradition. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest Magical Society in the Southern Hemisphere and the fourth oldest in the world. It is the largest club in Melbourne, currently numbering 120 professional, part-time professional and amateur magicians.

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Carlton, VIC 3053 30.01 km

The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia Inc. was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1989

The Society’s aims are –

• To foster an interest in the architecture, history and heritage of cinemas and theatres in Australia.

• Record the history of cinemas and theatres in the form of books, magazines and audiovisual materials.

• To maintain an archive collection of cinema related documents, photos, etc.
• Provide public access to the collection for the purpose of cinema research and related matters.
• Seek to preserve theatre and cinema buildings and artefacts.
• Organise events to facilitate inspections for documenting and photographing of cinema venues.

• Conduct regular meetings for members.

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