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Leggett's Way, Sorrento 52.55 km

History and environment of first British settlement in Victoria 1803.

Contact Name
Richard Cotter- President
10 McCartin Street Leongatha VIC 3984 Australia 54.28 km
Contact Name
South Gippsland Historical Network
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10 McCartin St, Leongatha Victoria, Australia 54.28 km

Formed in 1964 to collect and preserve the history of the area, the society has a large collection of books, photographs, documents, other printed material, artefacts and family history information. Our home is the Mechanic’s Institute, Leongatha, where we store our collection and present our bi-annual exhibitions.

Suburbs or towns: Leongatha; Gippsland; South Gippsland

Opening times Thursday and Friday 12 to 4 pm or at request

Contact Name
Lyn Skillern, Secretary
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Mechanics Institute Building, 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 54.97 km

The Nepean Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1965 and established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Sorrento. The building (classified by the National Trust) was built of local limestone in 1876/77. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.
Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

Contact Name
Val Stieglbauer, Secretary
6 The Strand ,Chelsea,3196 55.15 km

Collection of photos, memorabilia, etc – preserving the history of the former City of Chelsea.

Contact Name
Mrs Leonie Taylor (Secretary)
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38 Main Street Bunyip, VIC 3815 58.41 km

A small group of interested persons in late 2011 decided to establish a group that would collate and preserve the local history of our area.

The Bunyip Historical Society’s home is at the Bunyip Hall and located in what is  colloquially known as the “RSL room”. We do not open to the public as yet, but is in our future plans.

Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 59.96 km
03 8668 810003 8668 8100
03 8668 8111
Tom Houlahan Community Support Centre, 186 Foster Street East, Dandenong 60 km

Established in 1963, the Society holds an archive of books, photographs, newspapers and ephemera related to Dandenong. The Archive is open Wednesdays, 11 am to 2 pm, February to November inclusive. Research fees may apply, may be waived for an information exchange. Occasional displays. Publications for sale: ‘Grand old lady of Dandenong’ ($10*, coffee table book about our Town Hall); ‘Reminiscences of early Dandenong’ ($10*); A snapshot of Dandenong in 2001 (over 120 community group historys, $10*). Magazine ‘Gipps-Land Gate’, 2 editions per year subscription $15 per year incl postage & packing; *Add $5 for packing and postage. Membership: Individual $18, Family $26, Corporate $200, Sponsor $500. (Current until 30 June 2009.)

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Chris Keys

A small group of residents committed to researching the history of Dingley Village. Aims to collect documents, photographs etc. We have currently received funding to amploy an author to write the history of Dingley.

Contact Name
Marion Harriden, President
C/- 35 Stuart Street Noble Park Vic 3174 Australia 62.42 km
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Robyn Robie
136 Princes Way Drouin 3818 63.1 km

Public displays, school visits, annual festival display and guest speaking

Contact Name
Rosemary Blackley- Secretary
Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane, Mentone 3194 63.94 km
0438 003 2340438 003 234

Small museum with considerable amount of photographs, documents, and papers on local history.

Contact Name
Richard Fowler, Treasurer
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 63.98 km
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 64.27 km

Queenscliffe Historical Museum is located in the main street in Queenscliff, open 2-4 daily. Collections include 8000 photographs, significant documents, textiles and clothing. Family history and buildings research available.

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Joyce Grant, President
PO BOX 7172 Beaumaris VIC 3193 Australia 64.33 km
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Beaumaris Modern
Charman Road Cheltenham 65.61 km

Raising awareness by promoting the conservation and appreciation of the Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries as places of local, State and National significance.

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Rosemary Reddick - President
PO Box 310 Warragul VIC 3820 Australia 66.38 km
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Malcolm Dickson
62 Menzies Road Menzies Creek VIC 3159 Australia 66.98 km
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Marian Matta
PO BOX 1160 UPWEY VIC 3158 Australia 68.7 km
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Phil Garland
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