Essendon Historical Society Inc.

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Old Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum,768 Mt Alexander Rd,Moonee Ponds 3039
Contact Name
Mary Cahill

Essendon Historical Society is a non-profit organisation committed to documenting, preserving and promoting the history of the City of Moonee Valley which consists of Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Keilor East, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights as well as parts of Keilor and Flemington.

The Society was formed in 1970 by a group of residents who recognised the importance of preserving all aspects of local history for the benefit of present and future generations.

Early meetings were held in private homes and, later, in the Moonee Ponds Town Hall. In 1981, after a long battle, the Society obtained the use of the old Moonee Ponds Courthouse as its headquarters.

Essendon Historical Society has retained the use of the 1890 building since that time. With somewhere to display and store items of local historical interest, the community was encouraged to assist in building up various collections of local significance.

*Image Source: Essendon Historical Society Collection

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PO Box 295 Pascoe Vale South Vic 3044 Australia 2.44 km
Contact Name
MARILYN MOORE
PO Box 5052 Brunswick North VIC 3056 Australia 3.45 km
03 9525 369603 9525 3696
0438 077 329 (Could be 677)0438 077 329 (Could be 677)
Contact Name
Peter Johnson

Monthly meetings open to everybody, quarterly magazine for members, research and publication of books, pro-active in the preservation of historical materials or places.

Contact Name
Paul Constantinidis, President
PO Box 148, Carlton North, VIC 3054 4.61 km

Interest in and research into people, places and incidents in Carlton and Carlton North.

1 Edgar Johnston Lane, Essendon Airport 4.68 km

Archive and museum relating to infrastructure of Australian civil aviation history.

Contact Name
Roger Meyer
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66 Napier Street, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia 4.82 km

The Footscray Historical Society Inc was formed at a public meeting in 1968. The Society actively records, preserves and researches the history of the suburbs within the City of Maribyrnong – Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, West Footscray, Tottenham and Yarraville.

The purposes of the Footscray Historical Society are to advance Australian culture by recording and cataloguing the history of the Footscray district. And by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting items of historical significance to the Footscray district for the benefit of the community, advocating for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of buildings and sites of historical significance to the Footscray district for the benefit of the community and fostering public awareness of and interest in, the history of the Footscray district.

Contact Name
Steve Wilson, Secretary
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c/o North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051 4.9 km

The Hotham History Project is a community group with an interest in the history of North and West Melbourne. North Melbourne was known as Hotham from the 1850s to 1887.

Activities Include: Researching, writing and publishing the history of North and West Melbourne, and organising history related activities such as walks and talks.

Visit Hotham History Project Bookstore for publications 

Contact Name
Mary Kehoe, Secretary
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189 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053 5.45 km

The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980 to document, preserve and promote the history of Italian migration and settlement in Australia.

Through the ongoing generous support of the Italian community and the Society’s collecting, research and interpretation activities the Society has developed an extensive collection of significant material which includes: A wide range of images, oral histories, ephemera, documents and objects which relate to all aspects of the Italian migration and settlement story.

 

Contact Name
Elizabeth Triarico
296 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011 5.54 km

The Polish Museum and Archives in Australia was established in 1991 as an initiative of a number of people who saw the importance of collecting and preserving historical materials that reflected the individual and community life of Polish immigrants living in Australia.

c/- RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street ,Melbourne 3000 5.87 km
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239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 5.87 km

Mission:

The RHSV is a community organisation dedicated to the collection, preservation, understanding and promotion of Victorian history and heritage.

Objectives

The RHSV’s objectives are to:

  1. foster interest in and enjoyment of Victorian history;
  2. promote all aspects of Victorian history;
  3. recognise and acknowledge outstanding achievement in Victorian history;
  4. act as an advocate in the conservation and promotion of Victoria’s cultural and built heritage;
  5. encourage and support, as the peak body, affiliated historical societies throughout the state;
  6. be recognised as a leading Victorian history resource.
Contact Name
Rebecca Toohey
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia 5.87 km

Promote and gather information on the SS Great Britain and her passengers.

Contact Name
Beverley Bromham, Secretary
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239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne 5.87 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.

 

Contact Name
Alicia Cerreto (Executive Officer)

The Fitzroy History Society functions to promote and to preserve the history of Fitzroy.

Contact Name
Meg Lee- Secretary
3/6 Charles Street West Preston Vic 3073 Australia 6.53 km
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Cycling Victoria History & Heritage Committee
69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 6.73 km
Contact Name
Lindsay Cox
188 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 6.79 km
Contact Name
Susan Westwood
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Gordon Reserve, Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC, Australia 6.92 km

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee is incorporated in Victoria.
Adam Lindsay Gordon 1833-1870 was Australia’s first poet of note who set up the foundations for literature in Australia
Our Patron is Janice Bate.
We are an online society and do not have a building for our records which are in a private home.
Image: by Andrew Lutz. The piper is John Houghton from The City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band.

Contact Name
John Adams
PO Box 187 Yarraville Vic 3013 Australia 7.2 km
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Steiglitz Historical Society
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29 Northumberland Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 7.35 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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