Kew Historical Society Inc

Civic Drive, Kew
Contact Name
Desley Reid- Secretary

To conduct research into the history of Kew, study its records, contact descendents of early Kew residents, bring together those who are interested in Kew Histroy at our monthly meetings. We provide a window display in the Kew Library and collect items including photos, paperwork and objects of signifcance to Kew.

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64 Tannock St NORTH BALWYN 3104 VIC AUSTRALIA 5.81 km
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Sam Haddad JP OAM
100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia 5.84 km
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The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.
100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004 5.84 km
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189 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053 5.94 km

The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980 to document, preserve and promote the history of Italian migration and settlement in Australia.

Through the ongoing generous support of the Italian community and the Society’s collecting, research and interpretation activities the Society has developed an extensive collection of significant material which includes: A wide range of images, oral histories, ephemera, documents and objects which relate to all aspects of the Italian migration and settlement story.

 

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Elizabeth Triarico
188 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 5.96 km
Contact Name
Susan Westwood
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39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 5.98 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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39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia 5.98 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
931 Drummond St, Carlton North 3054 6.25 km

Interest in and research into people, places and incidents in Carlton and Carlton North.

Contact Name
Jeff Atkinson - president - jeffann@bigpond.net.au
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Old Heidelberg Courthouse, Cnr 15 Jika Street and Park Lane, Heidelberg 6.43 km

We are a varied group of people with a shared interest in understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs. This includes helping to provide a place for the accumulation of objects and documents that add to the district’s story. We want people to be able to find historic artefacts and information in the future. We want to make sure that these materials are not lost.

Our expertise in history varies greatly. Many (perhaps most) of us have a general interest and have learnt as we went along. Some have skills gained from previous work and study. Others are serious students of history, including post graduate students. Everyone is welcome and everyone’s contribution is appreciated.

We need members to assist in a wide range of ways. Visit our website to see how you can get involved.

Contact Name
Michael Torney, Treasurer
c/- RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street ,Melbourne 3000 6.87 km
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia 6.9 km

Promote and gather information on the SS Great Britain and her passengers.

Contact Name
Beverley Bromham, Secretary
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239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 6.9 km

Mission:

The RHSV is a community organisation dedicated to the collection, preservation, understanding and promotion of Victorian history and heritage.

Objectives

The RHSV’s objectives are to:

  1. foster interest in and enjoyment of Victorian history;
  2. promote all aspects of Victorian history;
  3. recognise and acknowledge outstanding achievement in Victorian history;
  4. act as an advocate in the conservation and promotion of Victoria’s cultural and built heritage;
  5. encourage and support, as the peak body, affiliated historical societies throughout the state;
  6. be recognised as a leading Victorian history resource.
Contact Name
Pankaj Sirwani
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239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne 6.9 km

The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today.

The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

The HCV delivers a number of accessible and well-received history-focused initiatives. These include:

  • History Roadshow
    This program tours regional Victoria to deliver curriculum enrichment sessions for VCE history students and teachers. The program is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government’s Department of Education and Training. The itinerary for 2018 will be delivered in August and September.
  • Making Public Histories
    This seminar series explores issues and approaches in making public histories. The program for 2018 is being offered jointly by HCV, Monash University and the Old Treasury Building, with sponsorship from the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University and also from Monash University Publishing.
  • Annual Lecture
    Since 2004, the lecture has been delivered by eminent and respected authorities. The 2018 lecture was delivered in Melbourne on 19 April by Professor David Christian of Macquarie University.
  • Projects such as Drought Stories (a spoken and visual history of recent drought in Victoria, recording the experience of drought-affected communities up to 2010) and One Place, Many Stories (a free online resource designed for teachers and middle to upper primary students as a way of engaging children in the history of Victoria).
    Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.
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Margart Birtley (Executive Officer)
Image: 1928 Kazzie Picnic, a very symbolic, traditional and annual event for the Kastellorizian community.
250 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia 7.22 km

The Kastellorizian Association of Victoria was established in 1925 to give assistance to the fledgling Greek community of Melbourne who emigrated from the tiny island of Kastellorizo. A Brotherhood was established offering vital social, economic and cultural support and links to its members.

With recent amendments to our Constitution, our primary purpose now is to use our activities and functions as a vehicle to assist those in need in the Kastellorizian and wider Greek Community.

These activities aim to promote among Kastellorizians and their descendents in Victoria, the cultural heritage of Kastellorizo and the integration of its community into the multicultural society of the Australian community. This includes the organisation of social functions to foster continued social interaction between families and friends of Kastellorizo, the promotion of cultural activities by organising lectures, exhibitions, recitals, musical evenings etc and the promotion of academic and/or sporting excellence by awarding prizes and scholarships.

Image: 1928 Kazzie Picnic, a very symbolic, traditional and annual event for the Kastellorizian community.

Contact Name
Florence Livery, KAV Archivist

Monthly meetings open to everybody, quarterly magazine for members, research and publication of books, pro-active in the preservation of historical materials or places.

Contact Name
Paul Constantinidis, President
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c/o North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051 7.48 km

The Hotham History Project is a community group with an interest in the history of North and West Melbourne. North Melbourne was known as Hotham from the 1850s to 1887.

Activities Include: Researching, writing and publishing the history of North and West Melbourne, and organising history related activities such as walks and talks.

Visit Hotham History Project Bookstore for publications 

Contact Name
Mary Kehoe, Secretary
PO Box 177 BALACLAVA VIC 3183 Australia 7.67 km
Contact Name
Dorothy Lobert
Preston Library, 266 Gower Street, Preston VIC 3072 7.93 km
1300 655 3551300 655 355

Please Note: The Preston Historical Society no longer operates. The resources are now held by Darebin Libraries. Contact 1300 655 355

The Preston Historical Society was established in 1965 and held local history, object and photographic collections.

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Darebin Libraries
PO Box 4050 Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia 7.96 km
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Wendish Heritage Society Australia Inc
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Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia 7.96 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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