Mirboo and District Historical Society Inc

PO Box 1 Mirboo North VIC 3871
Secretary: Geraldine Bollard 0438 417 766Secretary: Geraldine Bollard 0438 417 766
Research Request: Sandra Rickards 0408 595 767.Research Request: Sandra Rickards 0408 595 767.
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Secretary: Geraldine Bollard

To preserve local history information for future generations.

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1-3 Cansick Street, Rosedale 3847 61.69 km
0466 451 7840466 451 784

Rosedale and district heritage preservation, collection committee, cataloguing, restoration. Memorial Rose Garden – Early Settlers

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Trevor Graham - Secretary
325 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 3981 61.99 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
10 Kilburn Street, Corinella VIC, Australia 62.74 km

Archived research. Publishing local and family histories in the Bass Valley

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85 Princes Highway, Pakenham VIC, Australia 69.41 km

The Berwick – Pakenham Historical Society seeks to promote awareness of the history of our district’s history through the acquisition, preservation and display of historical items; recording of older residents’ knowledge; and undertaking research, publications and displays. We are a member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Postal Address – PO Box 442, Pakenham VIC 3810

Foreshore Road, Tooradin 3980 70.82 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
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7 Temple St, Heyfield 3858 72.22 km

The European occupation of Heyfield dates from James Macfarlane’s Heyfield run of 1844. After his death it was held for a time by the Firebraces, before being purchased in 1866 by James Tyson. He referred to it as his “Cabbage Patch”. Heyfield has a strong pastoral, dairying and timber history. The collection covers Heyfield and surround districts of Seaton, Glenmaggie, Coongulla, Glenfalloch and Licola in the former shire of Maffra, and Nambrok / Denison and Wandocka, plus Cowwarr in the former shire of Rosedale.

25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven 73.52 km
Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922 79.94 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
The Casey Complex 1/65 Berwick and Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 81.59 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
PO Box 211 Yarra Junction Vic 3797 Australia 83.56 km
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Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society
62 Menzies Road Menzies Creek VIC 3159 Australia 83.84 km
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Marian Matta
Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings 84.19 km

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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Dianne Maloney- President
130 Foster Street, Sale 3850 85.92 km

The Sale Historical Society manages the Sale Museum (open Sunday & Wednesday afternoons), Sale Water Tower (open 2 – 4 pm each Saturday), the Sale Powder Magazine (open by request) and the Sale Railway Museum (open for special functions and by request). Holdings in the main museum include municipal records (1863 – 1950), large photographic collection, including early pioneer settlers, Mary Grant Bruce collection and other local memorabilia collections. Research by written request.

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Laurie Smyth, President
Macalister Street, Sale 86.22 km
McMahon Drive Maffra 3860 86.26 km

Themes in the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum include the rise and fall of the sugar beet industry in Maffra 1896-1948 , pre-European occupation of the area, early European exploration and settlement of central Gippsland and the development of agriculture and agricultural products.
The society has an extensive collection of photographs held in the Maffra Public Library. The Maffra Public Library also holds the “Flo Pearce” document collection. Both of these collections are catalogued and may be viewed during normal library hours.

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Carol Kitchenn - President
C/- Monbulk Living & learning centre, 21 Main road Monbulk 3793 87.48 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 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 87.5 km
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Brenda Thornell
3041 Frankston - Flinders Road, Balnarring VIC 3926, Australia 89.74 km

Collection: Comprises of local historical records, photographs and memorabilia from Balnarring and surrounding district

Services/Activities: Research; copying; meetings; publications; cataloguing; public displays

Open: By appointment

Postal Address: PO Box 183, Balnarring VIC 3926

PO BOX 1160 UPWEY VIC 3158 Australia 90.92 km
Ballam Park Homestead, Cranbourne Road, Frankston 91.1 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
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