Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc

Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922
Contact Name
Christine Grayden, Secretary

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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The Chelsea Historical Society Court House Museum is the corner stone of continued research, collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of the former City of Chelsea and adjoining districts. It is an enjoyable Museum for the local community and visitors with particular emphasis on the pictorial history of the area through varied displays.

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15 Bolding Place, Inverloch, VIC, Australia 46.85 km

Inverloch Historical Society is a meeting group of about 50 members who come together for fellowship to listen to speakers on matters historical and twice a year (May and September) visit places of historical and common interest. We conduct Historical Town Walks (Christmas) and sell 20 books on local and family history. Two bus trips per year for members.

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Rosemary Hutchinson - Treasurer
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85 Princes Highway, Pakenham VIC, Australia 47.24 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

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King Street, Korumburra 50.54 km

The society meets on the first Thursday of the month with a guest speaker. The society are usually open each Tuesday from 1.30 – 4 p.m. for people to drop in. There is a wonderful photograph collection as well as books, cemetery records, manuscripts, maps, newspapers and memorabilia.

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Janet Wilson, Secretary
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000 51.59 km
03 8668 810003 8668 8100
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Tom Houlahan Community Support Centre, 186 Foster Street East, Dandenong 51.7 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.

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Marion Harriden, President
C/- 35 Stuart Street Noble Park Vic 3174 Australia 53.71 km
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Robyn Robie
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 54.1 km
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Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane, Mentone 3194 54.33 km
0402 531 4420402 531 442

We’re a local history organisation, willing to answer any questions or comments related to Mentone, Parkdale, or Mordialloc’s local history. We work in the Old Mentone Bakery (now Laura and Charles Ferguson Historical Museum) and have interesting exhibitions, as well as interesting volunteers, waiting for you to come visit!

49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 54.41 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.

A  limited museum is temporarily located at 18 Hesse Street until early 2022 when the construction of the new museum is expected to be finished.

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Stephen Lee, President
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PO Box 7172 Beaumaris VIC 3193 Australia 54.48 km

Beaumaris Modern is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to celebrate, educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the mid-century architecture of Beaumaris.

Charman Road Cheltenham 55.98 km

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

Contact Name
Rosemary Reddick - President
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38 Main Street Bunyip, VIC 3815 57.64 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.

Postal Address – PO Box 126, Bunyip, VIC 3815

1/15 Rice St Moorabbin 3189 59.26 km

The Harry Hawker Society’s primary purpose is to promote and maintain knowledge, of the work, exploits and life of Harry George hawker MBE AFC. by exbititions, displays, publications and memorials to Harry hawker, his associates, his partners abd friends that gave him encouragement, pushed him to his great achievements and supported his developments in aviation.

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James A Dale Treasurer Ms Wendy Bradley - 03 9704 8804
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31 Abbott St Sandringham 3191 59.63 km

The Sandringham & District Historical Society (SDHS) was started in 1986 by a group of like-minded, local history enthusiasts.

With considerable community assistance, rooms were made available over a period of years for meetings and storage of our collected assets.

Eventually the City of Bayside allocated the Society a site of its own, between the library and the senior citizens’ rooms in Sandringham.

Referred to as the ‘Resource Centre’, this site now holds various reading and research areas, a modern computer network, tearoom facilities and the society’s archives.

Visitors are always welcome!

Images: courtesy of SDHS committee member Robyn Watters (2018)

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Lorraine Huddle, President
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Friends of Gallipoli work with schools and organisations to develop cultural and educational projects. Our programs create opportunities for Australian youth to visit Gallipoli, Turkey and attend Anzac Day ceremonies. The group actively supports fundraising activities to help schools and youth organisations attract sponsorship, grants and donations.

The main organisation goal is broadening the perspective of Australian and Turkish youth. Promotion of international friendships based around a shared Gallipoli history is key to the facilitation and planning of education projects. Youth tours are central to the groups’ activities and open the door for young people to explore each others’ lifestyle and culture.

Friends of Gallipoli is a self-governing not-for-profit organisation. The group has no political or religious affiliations and is run entirely by volunteers. Features of the organisation’s governance include clear accountabilities and transparency in the conduct and outcomes of our activities.

The group’s patron is Major General [retired] Jim Molan and its Chairman is RSL Anzac Peace Prize recipient Dr V John Basarin . For many years, Dr Basarin has been committed to building understanding of the Gallipoli Campaign through Rotary Youth Exchange. Friends of Gallipoli is his most recent youth project.

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Dr John V. Basarin OAM, Chairman
62 Menzies Road Menzies Creek VIC 3159 Australia 60.81 km
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Marian Matta
10 McCartin Street Leongatha VIC 3984 Australia 61.53 km
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South Gippsland Historical Network
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