Friends of Gallipoli

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Hampton VIC, Australia
95 Willis Street Hampton Victoria 3188 AU
Contact Name
Dr John V. Basarin OAM, Chairman

Friends of Gallipoli work with schools and organisations to develop cultural and educational projects. Our programs create opportunities for Australian youth to visit Gallipoli, Turkey and attend Anzac Day ceremonies. The group actively supports fundraising activities to help schools and youth organisations attract sponsorship, grants and donations.

The main organisation goal is broadening the perspective of Australian and Turkish youth. Promotion of international friendships based around a shared Gallipoli history is key to the facilitation and planning of education projects. Youth tours are central to the groups’ activities and open the door for young people to explore each others’ lifestyle and culture.

Friends of Gallipoli is a self-governing not-for-profit organisation. The group has no political or religious affiliations and is run entirely by volunteers. Features of the organisation’s governance include clear accountabilities and transparency in the conduct and outcomes of our activities.

The group’s patron is Major General [retired] Jim Molan and its Chairman is RSL Anzac Peace Prize recipient Dr V John Basarin . For many years, Dr Basarin has been committed to building understanding of the Gallipoli Campaign through Rotary Youth Exchange. Friends of Gallipoli is his most recent youth project.

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31 Abbott St Sandringham 3191 1.38 km

The Sandringham & District Historical Society (SDHS) was started in 1986 by a group of like-minded, local history enthusiasts.

With considerable community assistance, rooms were made available over a period of years for meetings and storage of our collected assets.

Eventually the City of Bayside allocated the Society a site of its own, between the library and the senior citizens’ rooms in Sandringham.

Referred to as the ‘Resource Centre’, this site now holds various reading and research areas, a modern computer network, tearoom facilities and the society’s archives.

Visitors are always welcome!

Images: courtesy of SDHS committee member Robyn Watters (2018)

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Lorraine Huddle, President
St Leonard's Uniting Church Hall, Wolseley Grove, Brighton 3186 (meeting place) 1.74 km

The purpose of Club is to further the interests of members in the study, research and knowledge of antiques and other collectibles. Most members reside in metropolitian Melbourne. Meetings are held at St Leonard’s Uniting Church Hall, New St, Brighton.

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Jan Bacon- Treasurer
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32 Wilson Street, Brighton VIC, Australia 3.09 km

Since our founding in 1963, we have been working to collect and preserve items and information connected to the history and heritage of Brighton, Victoria.

Located in the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Town Hall), the BHS is home to an extensive and diverse collection, including photos, documents, maps, art, artefacts and a large costume collection of State significance.

Image: Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre/Old Brighton Town Hall. This is where the Brighton Historical Society is located along with the Bayside Art Gallery, the Brighton Theatre Company and the Brighton Art Society.

1/15 Rice St Moorabbin 3189 3.52 km

The Harry Hawker Society’s primary purpose is to promote and maintain knowledge, of the work, exploits and life of Harry George hawker MBE AFC. by exbititions, displays, publications and memorials to Harry hawker, his associates, his partners abd friends that gave him encouragement, pushed him to his great achievements and supported his developments in aviation.

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James A Dale Treasurer Ms Wendy Bradley - 03 9704 8804
PO Box 4021 McKinnon VIC 3204 Australia 3.83 km
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Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc
PO Box 8054 North Road LPO East Brighton VIC 3187 Australia 4.02 km
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Lois Comeadow
Joyce Park, Jasper Road, Ormond 4.65 km

“Box Cottage”, replica home of William and Elizabeth Box, 1865-1914 open for inspection last Sunday monthly, 2 – 4.40 pm. Located in Joyce Park, Ormond, many items of interest relating to this Moorabbin district, including photos and limited research material.

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Carolyn Poole - Treasurer
Charman Road Cheltenham 5.44 km

Raising awareness by promoting the conservation and appreciation of the Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries as places of local, State and National significance.

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Rosemary Reddick - President
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965 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South VIC 3162, Australia 5.79 km

The Society was formed in 1972 to preserve the history of the municipality and to offer research facilities to students and members of the public.

We are committed to the collection, preservation and promotion of the history of the municipality of Glen Eira.

Our collection includes documents, photos, maps, family histories and books.

Open Tuesday and Friday 9am – 12noon

Suburbs or towns: Caulfield; Elsternwick; North Caulfield; South Caulfield; Murrumbeena; Ormond; City of Glen Eira; McKinnon; Bentleigh; Carnegie; Gardenvale; Glen Huntly

311/95 Ormond Rd Elwood VIC 3184 Australia 6.06 km
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Australian Jewish Historical Society
PO BOX 7172 Beaumaris VIC 3193 Australia 6.24 km
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Beaumaris Modern
Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane, Mentone 3194 7.06 km
0438 003 2340438 003 234

Small museum with considerable amount of photographs, documents, and papers on local history.

Contact Name
Richard Fowler, Treasurer
PO Box 177 BALACLAVA VIC 3183 Australia 7.76 km
Contact Name
Dorothy Lobert
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PO Box 5064 Hoppers Crossing, Vic. 3029 7.87 km

Aims to:

  • Arouse interest in and promote the study and discussion
    of the Church, including its antecedent churches;
  • Promote the collection and preservation
    of historical documents, artifacts and records;
  • Publish historical articles and lectures;
  • Promote the interchange of historical information
    by lectures, readings and discussion;
  • Cooperate with other societies interested in
    Victorian history, and the history of the Uniting Churches.
Contact Name
Rev Robert Renton, Treasurer and Editor of Proceedings of the UC Historical Society
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3 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166, Australia 8.23 km

History Monash Inc is the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society Inc., established in 1961. Our volunteers are dedicated to studying, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and publishing local history within the City of Monash, especially of Oakleigh and surrounding districts.

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Helen Gobbi, Vice president
PO Box 58 Malvern VIC 3144 Australia 9.14 km
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Stonnington History Centre
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39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia 9.81 km

The MIV was formed in 1998. It aims to foster the preservation and restoration of the social, cultural and physical heritage of Mechanics Institutes through the development of information exchanges and systems of mutual support.

Contact Name
Gary Bester, Treasurer
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39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 9.81 km

Established in 1854, the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute is a community owned and run library specialising in the history of Victoria, Australia. With more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria.

In addition to our extensive lending and reference library specialising in works about Victorian history, we organise educational activities including lectures, seminars and competitions to encourage and facilitate the study of history.

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Wesley Hall, St. Andrew's Uniting Church, 253A Burke Road, Gardiner VIC 9.87 km

The Port Phillip Pioneers Group (PPPG) was formed in May 1970, as a special interest group of The Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV).

The original purpose was to bring together members of the GSV who could establish direct lineal descent from Pioneers who settled or were born in the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales (the present State of Victoria) prior to 1 July 1851.

The Group became a separate Incorporated Association in April 1991 and membership of the GSV is no longer required. Linkage with the GSV is maintained as an inaugural Member Group.

The aims and objectives of PPG are:

  • To perpetuate the memory of, and create a greater awareness of, the part played by the Pioneers of early settlement in the area of the present State of Victoria;
  • To compile biographical and genealogical data of the Pioneers and their immediate families;
  •  To preserve written and printed material which illustrates aspects of Pioneer settlement in Victoria.
Contact Name
Beverley Jacobson, Secretary
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Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia 10.28 km

Our aims:

  • Promote awareness and the preservation of Middle Park history.
  • Involve and encourage the Middle Park community to actively participate in historical research.
  • Seek from the community oral histories, photographs and moving images, documents and artefacts relevant to Middle Park history.
  • Encourage research by government, educational institutions and others that can illuminate Middle Park history and culture.
  • Seek resources, both financially and in-kind to enhance the work of the Group.

Image: courtesy of State Library of Victoria (Rose Stereograph Co. (1920). ARMSTRONG STREET, MIDDLE PARK, VICTORIA).

Contact Name
Sonya Cameron, Treasurer
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