Geelong Maritime Museum Inc

Swinburne Street Geelong 3215
Contact Name
Malcolm Dunn - Secretary

Preserving Geelong maritime and naval heritage in the form of artefacts, books, pictures and relevant documents.

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59 Loyola Rd Werribee VIC 3030 Australia 36.24 km
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Werribee Family History Group
PO Box 1092 Werribee Vic 3030 Australia 36.43 km
Contact Name
Capt Allan Stirling JP
PO Box 118 Werribee PO Box 118 3030 Australia 36.43 km
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LANCE PRITCHARD
31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 39.13 km
Contact Name
Kerrie Kruger
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827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 41.35 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.

Leggett's Way, Sorrento 43.71 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

Contact Name
Richard Cotter- President
Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941 49.61 km

Rye Historical Society aims to preserve the history of the area bounded by Canterbury-Jetty Rd and Truemans Rd. The Room is open every Sunday 1pm -3 pm.

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Prue Found - Secretary
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Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340 49.94 km

The object of the Society is to promote the study, collection and preservation of Bacchus Marsh and District’s history, historical places and objects. To promote and support historical research and publication of the same.

Postal Address – PO Box 223, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 3340, AUSTRALIA

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128 Queen Street, Altona 3018 VIC 49.96 km

The Altona Historical Society was formed in 1961, incorporated in 1996 and in 2000 amalgamated with the Laverton Historical Society to form the Altona-Laverton Historical Society Inc.

Its aim is to encourage the study of the history of Altona and Laverton area through the acquisition of relevant objects, photographs, information and archive material, making these available to members and the community for their research.

The society also hosts a number of events at the Altona homestead and in the park including ghost tours organised by Lantern Ghost Tours and visits by many clubs and schools. Information about these events can be found by visiting the Altona-Laverton Historical Society website.

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Tuesdays 11-2pm
Saturday 10-12pm
First Sunday of the month – 10.30-2.30pm

402 Clarke Rd, Deanside 3336 52.83 km

Preserving Australian and World Wide Early Ways of Life and Farming Heritage. Archiving collection, preparing static displays, restoration of exhibits for public display, creating walkways and BBQ areas, picket fences.

Contact Name
Mario Cachia, President
10 Pyke Place, Kurunjang 3337 VIC Australia 53.89 km
Contact Name
Deb Slattery
PO Box 514 Williamstown VIC 3016 Australia 54.56 km
Contact Name
Dr Allan Mawdsley
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Corner of The Esplanade & Garden St Williamstown, Vic 3016 54.83 km

Discover the rich history of St John Ambulance in Victoria from the perspective of the many generous volunteers who are the backbone of the organisation. View displays from 1900 to today of First Aid equipment, uniforms, photographs and more. Visit the St John Museum, open to public across from Williamstown Beach.

Contact Name
Allan Mawdsley KStJ, Museum Secretary
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26 Champion Road, Newport VIC, Australia 54.98 km

The Newport Railway Museum hosts an extraordinary collection of steam, diesel and electric trains as well as a host of other railway exhibits. We are open to the general public every Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm. During school holidays it is open both Saturdays AND Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm. The Museum can also open outside of these hours by special appointment for group bookings. It is a popular destination for school excursions, car clubs, photography clubs, RSL and Probus clubs, just to name a few.

Postal Address – PO Box 748 Williamstown, VIC 3016

19 Carrington Drive Albion VIC 3020 55.45 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.

Postal Address: PO Box 405 Essendon North VIC 3041

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100 Douglas Parade Williamstown VIC, 3016 55.84 km

Established in 1956, the Williamstown Historical Society was established to highlight the diverse activities of the inhabitants of this historic seaport. The collection includes photographs, paintings, artefacts, models and sporting memorabilia.

The purpose of the Williamstown Historical Society and Museum is to preserve the history of Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood for future generations through the collection, discovery, identification, study, understanding, classification, documentation, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of objects and documents of historical significance relating to Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood.

Contact Name
Russell Brown - President
PO Box 720 Sunshine Vic 3020 Australia 56.39 km
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Dr Wally Zielinski
PO Box 187 Yarraville Vic 3013 Australia 56.87 km
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Steiglitz Historical Society
Fig Tree Community House 16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232 57.12 km

The Lorne Historical Society had its origins in the old Library Hall on the corner of Smith and William streets, the site of the current police station. Unfortunately, the collection of artefacts and memorabilia vanished, perhaps into a private collection.

The new society held its first meeting at the Lorne School on Tuesday, August 5, 1969. The 16 members began the documentation of our current historical records, photographs and memorabilia. Their work and research can be found in our publications, including the information published by Keith Cecil, Jean and Malcolm Graham. The photographic collection began through the tireless work of Joan and Graham Wheal, Keith Cecil and Jean and Malcolm Graham.

The society was housed in a shop at the original Cumberland Guest House and at the Water Board building after it moved in 1989.

Jean and Malcolm Graham began in 1989 the recording of important Lorne events and stories, featured in the Geelong Advertiser until Malcolm sadly died in 2001. This amazing volume of work is recorded digitally and is available through the society. It is a lasting testimony to his dedication, hard work and love of Lorne and its history.

In 1999 the society moved to its current location at the Fig Tree Community House, 16 Mountjoy Parade. The collection may be viewed on the first Sunday of the month, or by appointment. Contact Lorne Historical Society if you’d like more information. You can also find publications about Lorne and The Great Ocean Road and also photographs and other merchandise from our online shop.

The Lorne Historical Society’s rooms are open each Sunday between 10am and midday. Please join us on the first Sunday of every month for morning tea.

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6347 Midland Hwy, Buninyong VIC, Australia 58 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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