Forrest & District Historical Society

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47 Grant Street, Forrest VIC, Australia
47 Grant Street Forrest Victoria 3236 AU

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.

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Swinburne Street Geelong 3215 71.47 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 71.57 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 71.65 km

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

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Cheryl Scott
PO Box 382 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Australia 75.93 km
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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 76.79 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 77.46 km
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Dereel History Group
PO Box 174 Terang VIC 3264 Australia 78.47 km
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Bob Mcintosh
31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 81.34 km
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Kerrie Kruger
PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 82.98 km
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Matthew Van Ingen
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11 High St, Drysdale Victoria 3222, Australia 83.96 km

The Bellarine Historical Society’s aim is to preserve the history of the Bellarine. Over the years a dedicated team of volunteers has created a unique research centre that contains rate books, church records, and family histories. It also has a small museum which contains items of local significance. Many photos and personal records provide an insight into a world we have lost.

Postal Address – PO Box 53, Drysdale VIC 3222

Cape Clear VIC, Australia 84.92 km

Photos, maps, documents, information, all aspects of life in the gold fields and farming areas surrounding Cape Clear & District Historical Society.

49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 87.15 km

Queenscliffe Historical Museum is located in the main street in Queenscliff, open 2-4 daily. Collections include 8000 photographs, significant documents, textiles and clothing. Family history and buildings research available.

A  limited museum is temporarily located at 18 Hesse Street until early 2022 when the construction of the new museum is expected to be finished.

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Stephen Lee, President
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 87.68 km
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827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 91.21 km

The Nepean Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1965 and established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Sorrento. The building (classified by the National Trust) was built of local limestone in 1876/77. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.
Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

Rothwell Road, Little River 91.94 km

The Little River Historical Society Inc was formed in 2003 with the objective of collecting, preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Little River area. The Society is presently establishing a collection of historical documents and images, which will in future be available to the community for viewing and research. Regular events, displays , and open days are planned.

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Les Sanderson, President
Leggett's Way, Sorrento 93.17 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

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Richard Cotter- President
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71 Sussex Street, Linton VIC, Australia 93.57 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
5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 97.1 km
5342 07775342 0777

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

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Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
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c/o POST OFFICE SMYTHESDALE VIC 3351 Australia 97.22 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
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Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 97.8 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’.

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