Nillumbik Historical Society Inc

10 Nillumbik Square, Diamond Creek 3089
Contact Name
Gwen Myers- Sectretary

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

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PO Box 58 Malvern VIC 3144 Australia 24.27 km
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Stonnington History Centre
Farndons Community Hall, Cnr Farndon & 42 Falls Rd, Mt Dandenong 3767 24.28 km

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

Contact Name
Wendy Britt - Secretary
188 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 24.4 km
Contact Name
Susan Westwood
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Old Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum,768 Mt Alexander Rd,Moonee Ponds 3039 24.48 km

Essendon Historical Society is a non-profit organisation committed to documenting, preserving and promoting the history of the City of Moonee Valley which consists of Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Keilor East, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights as well as parts of Keilor and Flemington.

The Society was formed in 1970 by a group of residents who recognised the importance of preserving all aspects of local history for the benefit of present and future generations.

Early meetings were held in private homes and, later, in the Moonee Ponds Town Hall. In 1981, after a long battle, the Society obtained the use of the old Moonee Ponds Courthouse as its headquarters.

Essendon Historical Society has retained the use of the 1890 building since that time. With somewhere to display and store items of local historical interest, the community was encouraged to assist in building up various collections of local significance.

*Image Source: Essendon Historical Society Collection

Contact Name
Mary Cahill
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c/o North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051 24.79 km

The Hotham History Project is a community group with an interest in the history of North and West Melbourne. North Melbourne was known as Hotham from the 1850s to 1887.

Activities Include: Researching, writing and publishing the history of North and West Melbourne, and organising history related activities such as walks and talks.

Visit Hotham History Project Bookstore for publications 

Contact Name
Mary Kehoe, Secretary
c/- RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street ,Melbourne 3000 24.8 km
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239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne 24.84 km

The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today.

The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

The HCV delivers a number of accessible and well-received history-focused initiatives. These include:

  • History Roadshow
    This program tours regional Victoria to deliver curriculum enrichment sessions for VCE history students and teachers. The program is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government’s Department of Education and Training. The itinerary for 2018 will be delivered in August and September.
  • Making Public Histories
    This seminar series explores issues and approaches in making public histories. The program for 2018 is being offered jointly by HCV, Monash University and the Old Treasury Building, with sponsorship from the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University and also from Monash University Publishing.
  • Annual Lecture
    Since 2004, the lecture has been delivered by eminent and respected authorities. The 2018 lecture was delivered in Melbourne on 19 April by Professor David Christian of Macquarie University.
  • Projects such as Drought Stories (a spoken and visual history of recent drought in Victoria, recording the experience of drought-affected communities up to 2010) and One Place, Many Stories (a free online resource designed for teachers and middle to upper primary students as a way of engaging children in the history of Victoria).
    Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.
Contact Name
Margart Birtley (Executive Officer)
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia 24.84 km

Promote and gather information on the SS Great Britain and her passengers.

Contact Name
Beverley Bromham, Secretary
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239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 24.84 km

Mission:

The RHSV is a community organisation dedicated to the collection, preservation, understanding and promotion of Victorian history and heritage.

Objectives

The RHSV’s objectives are to:

  1. foster interest in and enjoyment of Victorian history;
  2. promote all aspects of Victorian history;
  3. recognise and acknowledge outstanding achievement in Victorian history;
  4. act as an advocate in the conservation and promotion of Victoria’s cultural and built heritage;
  5. encourage and support, as the peak body, affiliated historical societies throughout the state;
  6. be recognised as a leading Victorian history resource.
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Pankaj Sirwani
1 Edgar Johnston Lane, Essendon Airport 24.88 km

Archive and museum relating to infrastructure of Australian civil aviation history.

Contact Name
Roger Meyer
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Cnr Birdwood Ave & Dallas Brooks Dr, Melbourne 3004 25.04 km

The C J La Trobe Society Inc. was formed in 2001 to promote understanding and appreciation of the life, work and times of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Lieutenant-Governor. Initially appointed in 1839 as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District, then a part of New South Wales, he became the first Lieutenant-Governor of the new colony of Victoria after separation in 1851.

The Society celebrates La Trobe’s birthday annually, hosts lectures, special functions and other events throughout the year and distributes the journal, La Trobeana, to its members three times per year. The journal explores different themes in the life and times of La Trobe, aspects of the settlement of Victoria, and other areas of interest to members, and provides information on forthcoming cultural events.

View the bibliography of the Charles Joseph La Trobe manuscript and pictorial material held in the State Library of Victoria.

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Dr Dianne Reilly AM, Secretary
100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia 25.11 km
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The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.
100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004 25.11 km
PO Box 35 Wandin North VIC 3139 Australia 25.21 km
Contact Name
Mary Tabacchiera
1-3 Olivebank Road, Ferntree Gully 25.29 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.

Contact Name
Sue Anderson- Secretary
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PO Box 5064 Hoppers Crossing, Vic. 3029 25.44 km

Aims to:

  • Arouse interest in and promote the study and discussion
    of the Church, including its antecedent churches;
  • Promote the collection and preservation
    of historical documents, artifacts and records;
  • Publish historical articles and lectures;
  • Promote the interchange of historical information
    by lectures, readings and discussion;
  • Cooperate with other societies interested in
    Victorian history, and the history of the Uniting Churches.
Contact Name
Rev Robert Renton, Treasurer and Editor of Proceedings of the UC Historical Society
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71 Wellington Road, Wandin North VIC, Australia 25.53 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

Contact Name
Jill Sebire
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39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia 25.73 km

The MIV was formed in 1998. It aims to foster the preservation and restoration of the social, cultural and physical heritage of Mechanics Institutes through the development of information exchanges and systems of mutual support.

Contact Name
Gary Bester, Treasurer
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39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 25.73 km

Established in 1854, the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute is a community owned and run library specialising in the history of Victoria, Australia. With more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria.

In addition to our extensive lending and reference library specialising in works about Victorian history, we organise educational activities including lectures, seminars and competitions to encourage and facilitate the study of history.

440 Grand Boulevard Craigieburn 3064 25.87 km

Craigieburn Historical Interest Group’s aim is to collect and preserve past, present and future history of Cragieburn and district so that information can be made readily available to the community.

Contact Name
Mary Herring
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