Lake Bolac and District Historical Society Inc

2110 Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac
0407 702 6840407 702 684
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Karen McIntyre- -Treasurer

Preservation and Display of historical photos; research as required.

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Cressy & District History Group Inc promotes the history of Cressy and district, documenting, preserving, displaying information and research.

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Robyn Alexander
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 78.98 km
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Robin Gray
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 79.63 km
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Janet Macdonald
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 81.28 km
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Dereel History Group
31 High Street, Macarthur 82.02 km

Macarthur and District Historical Society occupies the former Court House, 31 High Street, Macarthur. Research $10. Archives – minute books, cemetery burial ledgers, photos, maps, some births and marriage records, newspapers, clubs, school and family histories.

77 McKinlay St, Landsborough 3384 82.69 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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Diane Western, Treasurer/Secretary
"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 83.26 km

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

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Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 87.02 km
5342 07775342 0777

Local and family historuies, display of family photos and antiques.

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Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 88.37 km
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Neil Wright
85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 88.77 km

Family and local history resource centre, archives and museum, located in the old Avoca Courthouse, which operated as a Court from 1859 to 1979

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Tony O'Shea, President
Cnr Magpie and Cobden Streets, Ballarat 3350 90.96 km

Ballarat Astronomical Society is custodian of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory. BAS provides Friday and Saturday night viewing if the weather is clear. School and other groups can be booked for Monday to Thursday.

Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 91 km

Formed in 1978 the BDGS aims to help people discover their family history, with an emphasis on Ballarat and district sources. The society holds a comprehensive genealogical reference library relating to the usual sources, but specialising in Ballarat. Monthly meetings are held with speakers on family history research topics.

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 91.35 km
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M Smith
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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 91.54 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.

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Secretary Nina Netherway
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30 Gipps Street, Port Fairy Victoria 3284, Australia 91.76 km

Accredited museum and archives. Pioneer Dinner, Open House Day. Monthly general meetings and committee meetings.

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.

The Courthouse is one of over fifty buildings in Port Fairy classified by the National Trust as essential to the heritage of Australia and which must be preserved. It was built in 1859, with the portico added in 1869, and a further three rooms at the rear in 1874, to make the building as it is today. At the time of construction, it was the only Courthouse in the Western District of Victoria, and housed sittings of the Supreme Court and County Courts as well as General Sessions. It remained in use until 1988, when its last function, as a Licensing Court, was transferred to Warrnambool.

Much of the work of the society involves the development of the Courthouse as a museum and archives, and includes participation in the Museum Accreditation Program with which we have been accredited since 1998. The main courtroom houses a display of the original court furniture, with figures in costume. Five other rooms contain both permanent and temporary exhibitions on themes such as the early pioneers of the district, the whaling era in Port Fairy, local shipping and wrecks along the coast.

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

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Anne McLean, President
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307 Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 92.16 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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Anne Beggs-Sunter, Secretary
37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 92.74 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
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Ray White
39 High Street, Navarre, Vic. 3384 93.42 km

To develop collections of items and articles of significance to Navarre and genelogies of people.

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Joan Austerberry
36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 95.44 km
C.O.P.A.C.C., PO Box 154 Gellibrand Street, Colac 95.54 km

Research centre – microfilm, papers, photos, maps, books, museum artefacts.

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Robert Missen, President
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