Goldfields Historical and Arts Society Inc

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75 Broadway, Dunolly 3472
Contact Name
Rachel Buckley, Secretary

A collection of photographs, firearms, gold nugget replicas and local history with a genealogy research section.

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Landsborough VIC, Australia 55.68 km

The Society aims to collect, restore and maintain the memorabilia and records of the old gold mining town of Landsborough, founded in 1862 and named in honour of William Landsborough the explorer, the township still contains many reminders of its busy past. These include the 1862 lock-up, the 1901 Mounted Police stables, and a 130 year old school, all of which are cared for by the Historical Group.

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624 Midland Highway, Huntly VIC 3551, Australia 57.67 km

Mainly a pictorial and documentary collection, some artefacts (machinery, small utensils). Second site, former Court House, 621 Midland Highway, original furniture, soldiers photos, MUIOOF Certificate and honor rolls.

Contact Name
Margaret Pitson- Treasurer
"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 62.5 km

The historical society is dedicated to keep an accurate record of the district since settlement.

Contact Name
Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
124 High Street Taradale VIC 3447 Australia 62.88 km
Contact Name
Peter Price
P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 64.52 km
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
Contact Name
Mrs Marjie Poole
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100 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia 64.94 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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Cornish Hill Reserve Daylesford Vic 3460 65.41 km

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

Contact Name
Margaret Thomas
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71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury VIC, Australia 68.48 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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Beaufort VIC 3373, Australia 70.29 km

The Beaufort Historical Society is situated in the former Beaufort Court House, in Livingstone St, next door to the Uniting Church. The society has an extensive collection of family histories, photographs, newspapers, school and cemeteries records, etc.

Suburbs or towns: Beaufort; Chute; Raglan; Trawalla; Shirley; Waterloo; Stockyard Hill; Lake Goldsmith; Nerring; Eurambeen

Postal Address: PO Box 30, Beaufort VIC 3373

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1 High Street, Charlton Victoria 3525 74.32 km

Established in 1973, we collect, preserve and share information, photos and items relevant to Charlton & the surrounding district.

Located in the former Mechanics Institute building (1882), the Charlton Golden Grains Museum showcases a diverse collection of over 3000 artefacts and photographs from Charlton’s early pioneer days through to today.

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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3-5 Camp Street, Trentham VIC 3458, Australia 77.9 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.

Contact Name
Secretary - Vicki Steggall
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Ballarat VIC, Australia 78.74 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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Ballarat VIC, Australia 78.74 km

Central Highlands Historical Association [CHHA] is a vital link in the regional history network being the umbrella association for over 30 historical societies, museums and family history organisations in the central highlands region of Victoria. CHHA continues to be an active and innovative organisation. It is represented at Local and State levels on matters of joint concern to its members.

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Ballarat Research Hub at the Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street, South Ballarat 79.46 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  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 – Secretary BDGS Inc, P.O Box 1809, Ballarat Mail Centre, 3354

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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 80.33 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.

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 80.38 km
Contact Name
M Smith
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 80.68 km
Contact Name
Leigh Historical Society
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439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 80.87 km

This Observatory, situated at Mount Pleasant in Ballarat, was established on the initiative and with the financial support of James Oddie, and was formally opened to the public in 1886. When Oddie presented the Observatory to the people of Ballarat, it became the first municipal observatory in Australia.

Opening Hours for Observatory – See Booking and Events times. All programs require a prior booking.

65 Racecourse Road Haddon VIC 3351 Australia 81.12 km
Contact Name
Bonnie Chew
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