Mt Dandenong and District Historical Society Inc

Farndons Community Hall, Cnr Farndon & 42 Falls Rd, Mt Dandenong 3767
Contact Name
Wendy Britt - Secretary

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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1029 Melba Highway. Yarra Glen, Vic 3775 20.15 km

Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family.

Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell were the first to lease the land where the property was established. From the 1850s to the 1950s, Gulf Station supplied produce to gold miners of the district. The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976 and restored its buildings and cottage garden.

Gulf Station hosts regular events and activities including Heritage Festivals, Talks, Workshops and Lost Tradition Days where you can see working horses, sheep being sheared, butter being made in traditional churns and wood being worked without using power tools.

Contact Name
Irene Kearsay
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Main Road, Kangaroo Ground VIC, Australia 20.68 km

Opening Times
Thursdays 10am-12noon
Sundays by appointment only

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.

 

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27 Bank Street Box Hill, Victoria, Australia 3128 20.8 km

Formed in 1963, the Society holds local history materials including photographs, newspapers, books, journals, manuscripts, maps, oral and family histories. It holds monthly meetings with speakers, and conducts a variety of tours including that of Box Hill Cemetery. Information on tours can be found on the Box Hill Historical Society website.

Suburbs or towns: Box Hill; Bennetswood; Burwood; Mont Albert; Surrey Hills

Catalogue records online:

Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database — http://www.localhist.wev.vic.gov.au/
Picture Victoria — http://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/

PO Box 2322 Mount Waverley VIC 3149 Australia 21.17 km
Contact Name
Jane Turton
PO Box 4050 Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia 21.22 km
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Wendish Heritage Society Australia Inc
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39 Clow Street, Dandenong Victoria 3175, Australia 21.52 km

Our mission is to collect, document, research, preserve and make available to the wider community for their enjoyment and education items that show the development of Dandenong and District from early settlement to present day.

58 Williams Street Mt Waverley Vic 3149 21.93 km

Playing , listening and promoting music of the period 1450 – 1750.

Contact Name
Peter Brewer - Treasurer
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 21.96 km
03 8668 810003 8668 8100
03 8668 8111
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728 Main Road, Eltham, 3095 22.49 km

The society operates the Local History Centre at the 1860 police residence at 728 Main Road, Eltham. Open by appointment.

Contact Name
Russell Yeoman, Secretary
PO Box 211 Yarra Junction Vic 3797 Australia 22.71 km
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Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society
PO Box 372, Noble Park North, Vic 3174 Australia 22.73 km
Contact Name
Robyn Robie
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110 River Street, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia 23.84 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

Contact Name
Elizabeth Church, Secretary
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10 Nillumbik Square, Diamond Creek 3089 24.28 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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The aim of the Balwyn Historical Society is to facilitate and promote an interest in the history of Balwyn and nearby areas. Its objectives are to:

  • Organise speakers on historical subjects and related community interests
  • Publish a regular newsletter
  • Encourage historical research
  • Collect and organise documents and photographs and make them available for research
  • Display historical photographs and documents
  • Conduct events and excursions to places of historical interest
  • Exchange information and work with other historical societies

Suburbs or towns: Balwyn; Balwyn North; Deepdene; Greythorn

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Balwyn VIC, Australia 25.06 km

Funding was obtained from the Victorian Multicultural Commission in 2005 to establish The Australian Lebanese Historical Society of Victoria. ALHSV was incorporated on July 7 2005 and formally launched at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne, on 4 October 2006.

We welcome as members all who have an interest in the ALHSV goals and activities.

The ALHSV is run by a Council with elections held bi-annually.


We aim to…

  • Foster research, writing and exhibitions on Lebanese heritage, culture and history in Victoria.
  • Identify and record materials related to Lebanese migration and settlement in Victoria.
  • Promote the study and publication of the contributions of the Lebanese Community to Australian society.
  • Liaise with mainstream collecting and displaying bodies such as museums, libraries, archival resource centres and cultural organisations.
  • Build understanding of their cultural heritage among the Australian-Lebanese Community of Victoria.
  • Sponsor and develop applications for projects in support of the above.
Contact Name
Sam Haddad JP OAM
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3 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166, Australia 25.26 km

History Monash Inc is the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society Inc., established in 1961. Our volunteers are dedicated to studying, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and publishing local history within the City of Monash, especially of Oakleigh and surrounding districts.

Contact Name
Helen Gobbi, Vice president
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Moorookyle Avenue, Oakleigh VIC, Australia 25.9 km

The Association was formed in 1986.

Our objectives are:

  •  To promote and foster goodwill among Cornish people and people in Victoria
  • To stimulate interest in the History, Family History, Antiquities, Traditions and Social Conditions of Cornwall
  • To aid approved Cultural Movements in and associated with Cornwall
  • To endeavour to arrange contact between relatives and friends of Cornish people both in Victoria and Cornwall and with other Cornish Associations.
  • To further awareness in the Victorian community of the importance of the Cornish emigration in the development of Australia.
  • To assist and to encourage in conjunction with State Organizations, Local Government and the National Trust,  the restoration and maintenance of buildings/areas of importance to the Cornish Heritage in Australia.
  • To be a non-political, non-sectarian, cultural organization.
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PO Box 190, Balwyn North VIC 3104, Australia 25.93 km

The American Ex-Servicemen’s Association is a social organization formed for the purpose of promoting the welfare of American Ex-Servicemen and women in Australia and to secure better relations between Americans and the Australian Community. We join together to enjoy comradery and remember those who have served our home country

The American Ex-Servicemen’s Association was started in March 1946 by a group of American Service personnel who emigrated to Australia.

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Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia 26.1 km

The Canterbury History Group is an active community group that collects, preserves and presents historical material in the Melbourne suburb of Canterbury.

Postal Address – 142 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126

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