Mt Rouse & District Historical Society

Old Courthouse, Martin St, Penshurst 3289
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Val Heffernan, Secretary

Collect items related to Penshurt’s history, and research family history queries.

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Wills St, Dunkeld 25.41 km

Social history museum of Dunkeld & District, from Major Mitchell to present day. Includes aboriginal artefacts, history of the wool industry, and a large photographic colleciton of the district.

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Joyce Gordon, Secretary
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43 Gray Street, Hamilton VIC, Australia 27.72 km

We have a large holding of family biographies, photographs, early history of local hotels, district properties as well as facilities for research. There are also rate records for various shires and we have just completed a project of businesses within the city.

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Cheryl Green, Secretary
31 High Street, Macarthur 30.94 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.

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Station Street, Glenthompson 3293 34.55 km

Our history centre contains memorabilia pertaining to Glenthompson and district, including photographs, newspaper items and cemetery records, etc. Open at the former Glenthompson Railway Station every 3rd Sunday from 12pm-2pm and at other times by calling: Sylvia Wilson on (03) 5577 4352 or Tracey Potatau-Wright on (03) 5577 4215

Founding Date: 4th February 1992

General Information: We will showcase people and places from Glenthompson since the town was established in the mid 1800’s. People are welcome to contribute photos and stories to our page by submitting them to the Secretary via our email address.

Products: We can provide family history searches for a fee.
As at Jan 1 2019 the fees are as follows for all new requests:
search fee: $15 per hr
copy fees for records or information: 20c per A4 pa (20+ pgs 15c per copy).

Please note: We only have a couple of researchers at this time so there may be a delay in attending to your individual request. Thank you

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Tracey Potatau-Wright, Secretary
14 Station Street Koroit VIC 3282 Australia 46.55 km
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Glenyce McDowell
PO Box 118 Koroit Vic 3282 Australia 47.13 km
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BRIAN TROTTER
2110 Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac 51.7 km
0407 702 6840407 702 684

Preservation and Display of historical photos; research as required.

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Karen McIntyre- -Treasurer
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30 Gipps Street, Port Fairy Victoria 3284, Australia 57.11 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
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 57.8 km
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Robin Gray
PO Box 731 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Australia 59.81 km
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Janet Macdonald
The Old Courthouse, 78 Whyte Street, Coleraine 3315 60.99 km

Collects and preserves information, documents and photographs of the district.

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Donna Hutchins, Secretary
PO Box 174 Terang VIC 3264 Australia 65.9 km
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Bob Mcintosh
PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia 71.32 km
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Bruce Mckenna
Portland Arts Centre, Cnr. Bentinck & Glenelg Street, Portland 3305 79.92 km

Portland Historical Society, founded in 1964, operates a museum in the Curator’s Cottage in the Portland Botanic Gardens; has exhibits in the Shire’s History House Museum and installs plaques on historic buidings and sites in Portland. Portland is ‘The Cradle of Victoria’.

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Gwen Bennett, President
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35 Glendinning Street, Balmoral VIC, Australia 80.01 km

A small band of like minded people who are striving to preserve Balmoral’s history for generations to come….

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Denize Raggatt, Secretary
PO Box 74 Balmoral 3407 VIC Australia 80.62 km
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Denise Raggatt
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 82.15 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
Grampians Road, Halls Gap VIC 3381 82.18 km

Photos, etc, of Halls Gap and Grampians.

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Kathy McDonald, Secretary
Grayland St, Cobden 3266 84.01 km

Collecting and preserving items of local history, dairying, war records and memorabilia.

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Judith Gribble

Museum and family history centre dealing in local artefacts and local history.

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Heather Mullen- Treasurer
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