Friends of Cornish Hill Inc

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Cornish Hill Reserve Daylesford Vic 3460
22 Orford Street Daylesford Victoria 3460 AU
Contact Name
Margaret Thomas

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

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100 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia 0.48 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
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3-5 Camp Street, Trentham VIC 3458, Australia 15.61 km

Trentham Historical Society works to preserve, and make available to the public, the history of the township of Trentham and the surrounding district including the settlements of Little Hampton, East Trentham, Spring Hill, Fern Hill and Tylden. The society publishes a quarterly newsletter and booklets from time to time and also holds an annual exhibition.

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Secretary - Vicki Steggall
P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 24.21 km
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
Contact Name
Mrs Marjie Poole
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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 26.5 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.

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71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury VIC, Australia 27.47 km

Formed in 1987, the society aims to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Malmsbury and surrounding districts.

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Contact Name
Susan Walter, President
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2 Canrobert Street, Newstead VIC 3462, Australia 27.57 km

In 1863 the Newstead Court of Petty Sessions was built to the design of colonial architect John James Clark.

In February 1986 a group of interested people met and formed the Newstead & District Historical Society Inc.

In 1987 the Society applied through the then Shire of Newstead to the Department formerly named Conservation, Forests & Lands for the use of the old courthouse as a venue. The application was successful and since then members have carried out a great deal of work both in restoring and maintaining the building as well as collecting and conserving the history of the area. Our building is unique in that no alterations or additions have been done to it.

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Joan Sartori, Secretary
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 28.9 km
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Leigh Historical Society

Kyneton Historical Society is a voluntary non-profit incorporated community organisation, comprising people from many fields committed to collecting, preserving, researching and sharing the wealth of material that is our herit5age, and for which we as members are custodians.

Contact Name
Larina Strauch, Secretary
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45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 29.22 km
We are a local Historical Society with an extensive paper based collection relating to the old Ballan Shire.
Our purpose is to collect and preserve items relating to the Shire and make our collection available to anyone researching the history of the area
Our collection is open for research only by appointment. Contact the Secretary at bshsinc@hotmail.com.au
Image: is a drawing of Horne’s Little Blue Store. It was the first store and substantial building in Ballan situated on the SE corner of Cowie and Simpson Sts.
124 High Street Taradale VIC 3447 Australia 29.32 km
Contact Name
Peter Price
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7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia 31.66 km

The Castlemaine Historical Society was formed in 1965 to study, record and promote the historical heritage of Castlemaine and District. It operated for many years from temporary premises in various locations. In 1996 the Society was granted a lease to its present home in the historic Former Court House.
Meetings (with interesting guest speakers), exhibitions, a monthly newsletter, guided tours, the development, cataloguing and maintenance of an historic archive collection, indexing of records and the provision of a research service are the major activities of the members.
Archives held by the Society include early directories, voters lists, local newspaper index and some records and indexes concerning mining leases, rates, schools, churches and cemeteries.

Postal Address – PO Box 655, Castlemaine 3450

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208 Barker St Castlemaine 3450 32.1 km

The Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents’ Association (P&ORA) held its first meeting on 17 March 1880 following some informal meetings amongst like-minded gentlemen who were keen to form an organisation to support one another in times of need and to enhance the society they lived in.

One of the early rules states ‘that the organisation will collect, store, preserve and promote the area’s local history.

The P&ORA is not a Historical Society as such, but we do own a lot of historical ‘stuff’ as past members were reluctant to throw anything out.

Opening Hours – Every Wednesday between 10am-3pm

37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 32.11 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
Contact Name
Ray White
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36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 32.38 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.

Muckleford - Walmer road Muckleford 3451 32.62 km

Preservation of our mechanical heritage& working old machineryincluding tractors and farm equipment, but not limited to.

Contact Name
Graham Mason- Secretary
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42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia 32.86 km

Buda Historic Home and Garden is of national significance. The house is an accredited museum featuring the intact furnishings, personal belongings and art collection of the talented Leviny family who resided there over two generations for almost 120 years.

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Come to Buda and enjoy walking through the historic house where you will be transported to another era, in this Museums Australia accredited museum. Wander three acres of heritage garden featuring original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola, along with many original garden ornaments created by the Leviny family members

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43 Forest Street, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia 33.7 km

The Woodend and District Heritage Society  operates a local and family history resource centre. The collection is fully indexed and relates to the Old Shire of Newham & Woodend, Ashbourne, Hesket, early Rochford, part Macedon, part Carlsruhe.

Built in 1870, the court house in Forest St was the second court building in Woodend.

It was used for criminal cases until 1964 and for coroner’s court hearings until the 1970s. Now it’s home to the Woodend & District Heritage Society.

You can find us at Woodend’s old court house every Wednesday, from February to November (10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm).

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Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 34.73 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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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 35.37 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.

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 35.4 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

 

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