Hastings-Western Port Historical Society Inc

Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings
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Dianne Maloney- President

Is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting, preserving and enhancing the cultural and environmental heritage of Hastings and surrounding areas of Western Port. The Society manages the Hastings Museum made up of the general Museum, Dad’s Shed, the Fishing Museum, the Pioneer’s Cottage with the surrounding cottage garden and the Remembrance Garden of Peace. The Museum displays in a place of honour the 40 pounder rifled breech loading Armstrong Gun used by the local defence force in Colonial days – the ‘Ham & Beef’ Battery. Gold coin admission to Museum – free to members. General meetings take place every two-months. Quarterly Morning Coffees and weekly “Wednesday Workers” at Museum every Wednesday morning. The Museum is open every Sunday 2-4, and Wednesdays 10-12 noon. The Museum can also be opened by prior arrangement.

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PO Box 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 9.38 km
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Brenda Thornell
3035 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring 3926 9.52 km

Collect, and preserve collection of oral history and photographs, with some artifacts.

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Anna Buchhorn, Secretary
Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922 16.35 km

The Society collects and preserves documents, artefacts, memorablia and photos of historical interest relating to Phillip Island and District; maintains and staffs a museum open to the public; holds monthly meetings to which visitors are welcome.

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Christine Grayden, Secretary
Old Post Office Museum, corner of Esplanade and Main Street, Mornington 3931 16.64 km

Collection of memorabilia and research documents. Folk museum with collection of old newspapers, post office and telegraph memorabilia.

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Diane White (President)
Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Road, Frankston 17.72 km

Frankston Historical Society Inc is a non profit organisation, formed in 1961. Established to preserve the history of the local area, our base is Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Open each Sunday 1-4, except the 5th Sunday when 5 in a month, or by appointment. Phone 9789 5529

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Glenda Viner- President
2 NORMAN AVENUE FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199 Australia 18.04 km
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HEATHER ARNOLD
Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 18.31 km

The Society aims to preserve and record the official history of the district enriched with the stories of the local pioneers and families’ stories.

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Neville Wale - President
Foreshore Road, Tooradin 3980 19.07 km

Collects and preserves the heritage of the old Shire of Cranbourne, and manages the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum complex at Tooradin, on behalf of the City of Casey.

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Polly Freeman - Secretary
Old Shire Office, 359A Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 20.36 km

Extensive photographic display, computer use, 5000 items datalogued, memorabilia display, outings, local displays.

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Janet Egglestone (Secretary)
PO Box 2047 Seaford Vic 3198 Australia 22.85 km
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MR ANDREW CARLILE
The Casey Complex 1/65 Berwick and Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 23.44 km

Family History Group in Narre Warren with many family history resources. The group is also interested in local history and has local records and family histories. Visitors always welcome.

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Eileen Durdin - Secretary
773 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939 24.87 km

Rosebud and District Historical Society collects the history of people and buildings in the Rosebud area.

25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven 26.06 km
325 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 3981 28.67 km

“Mallow House”, built 1916, is the home of Koo Wee Rup Swamp Historical Society, incorporating a museum, etc. Collects and preserves the history of Koo Wee Rup and the Koo Wee Rup Swamp.

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Heather Arnold, President|Audrey Mills, Secretary
6 The Strand ,Chelsea,3196 29.35 km

Collection of photos, memorabilia, etc – preserving the history of the former City of Chelsea.

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Mrs Leonie Taylor (Secretary)
5 Whitstable Street, Lang Lang 3984 32.31 km

We collect local history, photos, small memorabilia, and preserve them for the future.

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Peter Hayden - Secretary
Rye Primary School, corner of Lyons & Collingwood Streets, Rye 3941 33.31 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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Pauline Powell - sectertary
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 35.67 km
03 8668 810003 8668 8100
03 8668 8111
Tom Houlahan Community Support Centre, 186 Foster Street East, Dandenong 35.82 km

Established in 1963, the Society holds an archive of books, photographs, newspapers and ephemera related to Dandenong. The Archive is open Wednesdays, 11 am to 2 pm, February to November inclusive. Research fees may apply, may be waived for an information exchange. Occasional displays. Publications for sale: ‘Grand old lady of Dandenong’ ($10*, coffee table book about our Town Hall); ‘Reminiscences of early Dandenong’ ($10*); A snapshot of Dandenong in 2001 (over 120 community group historys, $10*). Magazine ‘Gipps-Land Gate’, 2 editions per year subscription $15 per year incl postage & packing; *Add $5 for packing and postage. Membership: Individual $18, Family $26, Corporate $200, Sponsor $500. (Current until 30 June 2009.)

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Chris Keys
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