Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

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61 Castella Street, Lilydale VIC 3140, Australia
61 Castella Street Lilydale Victoria 3140 AU
Contact Name
Sue Thompson, President

Founded in 1971

We aim to collect, research, promote and publish the history of the people, places, events and developments of particularly Lilydale, Coldstream, Chirnside Park, Montrose,  Seville, Silvan, Yering, Gruyere, and Killara with a special focus on the life and family Dame Nellie Melba.

Image: Old Lilydale Court House, now home to  Lilydale & District Historical Society

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PO Box 229 Coldstream VIC 3770 Australia 3.37 km
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Descendants of Convicts Group Victoria
Hardy House, 49 Birmingham Road Mt Evelyn 3796 3.84 km

Mount Evelyn History Group members are interested in the collection, preservation, research,writing and publication of all aspects of history relating to our town. We hold displays at local events and provide speakers and information on request. Our newsletter, Things past, is published monthly.
We hold committee meeting on the third Monday evening of each even- numbered months, in odd-numbered months we have gueat speakers on the forth Saturday afternoon. Meetings and events are held at the RSL Hall, Hardy House, 49 Birmingham Road, Mt Evelyn, unless otherwise advised. visitors are welcome at meeting and lectures.

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Paula Herlihy
Shop 2, The Terrace, Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, Vic. 3138 5.14 km

Established to produce a book re 30 years of Festivals hold regular meetings, we house a Display at Shop 2, The Terrace, Mooroolbark.

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Marion Stott, President
PO Box 35 Wandin North VIC 3139 Australia 6.93 km
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Mary Tabacchiera
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71 Wellington Road, Wandin North VIC, Australia 7.21 km

Set in rolling orchard countryside, Mont De Lancye was built in 1882 as the home of the Sebire family. Mont De Lancey’s many attractions include Chapel/Gardens suitable for weddings; Museum; Monty’s Tearoom & much more.

Monty’s Tearoom: 0403 415 194

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Jill Sebire
Croydon Library Complex, 5 Civic Square, Croydon 8.19 km
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Les Hutchinson, President
Farndons Community Hall, Cnr Farndon & 42 Falls Rd, Mt Dandenong 3767 8.43 km

Interested in research and collection of local historical photographs, recollections, etc. With new premises, aiming for increased school and community participation.

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Wendy Britt - Secretary
11 Ripley Court, Ringwood 3135 10.18 km

The Ringwood Historical Society exists to collect, research and disseminate information relating to the history of Ringwood and its environs. Monthly meetings with speakers, local books, photographic displays.

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Russ Haines, President
20 Bell St YARRA GLEN VIC 3775 Australia 10.73 km
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YARRA GLEN & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 67 WARRANDYTE VIC 3113 Australia 11.65 km
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WARRANDYTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1029 Melba Highway. Yarra Glen, Vic 3775 12 km
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Irene Kearsay
375 Eltham- Yarra Glen Road Kangaroo Ground Vic.3074 13.64 km

Research of over 1000 ww1, boer war soldiers and Nursesof the Shire of Eltham ( & Nillumbik), Rememberance Day& Anzac Day Services . Organising landscape works & surgestions for Master Plan.

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Dennis Ward- President
279 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097, Australia 14.02 km

The Andrew Ross Museum was officially opened in March 1993 and through the hard work and dedication of its volunteers is now fully accredited with Museums Australia.

The Museum’s namesake, Andrew Ross, was the first schoolmaster in the district as well as a keen recorder of contemporary life and he left a remarkable written legacy to the Kangaroo Ground community. Our exhibitions explore the life and times of Andrew Ross and also Kangaroo Ground, the land and its people from pre-European time to the present.

We maintain collections that include the old schoolhouse building that the museum is house in, artefacts of local significance, a photographic collection and an extensive archive of documents relating to the district. Publications relating to local history are also available.

The Museum is open Sundays from 2-4pm and Thursdays 10am-12pm during school term or by private appointment. There is no admission fee although donations are gratefully received.

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Carol Leeson
1-3 Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully 14.17 km

Formed to preserve, conserve and promote history, particularly the history of Knox and the former shires of Berwick and Ferntree Gully. The society’s MAP accredited museum and resource centre is based at Ambleside Park homestead and with the property next door set up as a resource centre is accumulating a collection of historical data, memorabilia, photographs and pioneer information relating to the area.
Open to the public 1-4 pm on Sundays or by arrangement. Local research conducted by application and fee.

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Sue Anderson- Secretary
C/- Monbulk Living & learning centre, 21 Main road Monbulk 3793 14.44 km

The society records and documents local history, and to advise our community. To preserve and materials, documents, photographs, tiven to the society for research and publications.

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Jill A'Vard- President
PO BOX 6007 WANTIRNA MALL VIC 3152 Australia 14.95 km
03 9800 553503 9800 5535
0417 104 1970417 104 197
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AUSTRALIAN JAZZ MUSEUM
PO Box 106 Mitcham VIC 3132 Australia 15.64 km
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Vicki Jones-Evans
PO BOX 1160 UPWEY VIC 3158 Australia 16.72 km
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110 River Street, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia 18.23 km

The Society’s rooms are located in the Healesville Community Link (at the rear of the Memorial Hall), 110 River Street, Healesville. This is the same building as the library; please ask the library staff for directions once entering the building.

The purpose of the Healesville and District Historical Society Inc (founded in 1984) is to encourage and facilitate the study of the history of Healesville and district and to research, conserve, interpret and exhibit material which illustrates this history and to answer queries from the public relating to Healesville history. To this end the society shall acquire, research, conserve, interpret and exhibit material which illustrates this history.

*Image: Nicholson Street Healesville looking east in the late 1930s

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Elizabeth Church, Secretary
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10 Nillumbik Square, Diamond Creek 3089 18.33 km

The Society operates an historic cottage erected in 1865. It holds a large collection of historic photographs, and features information on local gold mines.

Contact Name
Jean Verso - President
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