Glenthompson Historical Group Inc

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Station Street, Glenthompson 3293
Contact Name
Tracey Potatau-Wright, Secretary

Our history centre contains memorabilia pertaining to Glenthompson and district, including photographs, newspaper items and cemetery records, etc. Open at the former Glenthompson Railway Station every 3rd Sunday from 12pm-2pm and at other times by calling: Sylvia Wilson on (03) 5577 4352 or Tracey Potatau-Wright on (03) 5577 4215

Founding Date: 4th February 1992

General Information: We will showcase people and places from Glenthompson since the town was established in the mid 1800’s. People are welcome to contribute photos and stories to our page by submitting them to the Secretary via our email address.

Products: We can provide family history searches for a fee.
As at Jan 1 2019 the fees are as follows for all new requests:
search fee: $15 per hr
copy fees for records or information: 20c per A4 pa (20+ pgs 15c per copy).

Please note: We only have a couple of researchers at this time so there may be a delay in attending to your individual request. Thank you

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Joyce Gordon, Secretary
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Cheryl Green, Secretary
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The society is interested in local history which is on display in Langi Morgala Museum which includes mining, railways, church, council business, home life, sport, armed services, transport and agriculture.

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Photos, etc, of Halls Gap and Grampians.

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Denize Raggatt, Secretary
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The society was formed in 1963 as a centre for local research into the early history of the town and it’s pioneer families. From modest beginnings, the organisation has grown to a membership of more than 120, with a much wider range of interests.

In 1992 the society was able to negotiate the lease of the historic Courthouse building in Gipps Street, Port Fairy, which was renamed The History Centre.

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Profile Photograph: Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives building by Peter Grenfell (2018)

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