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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1/55 Barry Street, Bayswater VIC, Australia 67.35 km

The museum is located at Factory 1 / 55 Barry Street, Bayswater. It is open for individual, group or club visits by appointment. Vehicles, memorabilia and retired ambulance personnel are also available for public and corporate events and displays.

Contact Name
Chas Martin - Co-Ordinating Officer
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Wesley Hall, St. Andrew's Uniting Church, 253A Burke Road, Gardiner VIC 68.41 km

The Port Phillip Pioneers Group (PPPG) was formed in May 1970, as a special interest group of The Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV).

The original purpose was to bring together members of the GSV who could establish direct lineal descent from Pioneers who settled or were born in the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales (the present State of Victoria) prior to 1 July 1851.

The Group became a separate Incorporated Association in April 1991 and membership of the GSV is no longer required. Linkage with the GSV is maintained as an inaugural Member Group.

The aims and objectives of PPG are:

  • To perpetuate the memory of, and create a greater awareness of, the part played by the Pioneers of early settlement in the area of the present State of Victoria;
  • To compile biographical and genealogical data of the Pioneers and their immediate families;
  •  To preserve written and printed material which illustrates aspects of Pioneer settlement in Victoria.
Contact Name
Beverley Jacobson, Secretary
PO Box 310 Warragul VIC 3820 Australia 68.53 km
Contact Name
Malcolm Dickson
PO Box 58 Malvern VIC 3144 Australia 68.53 km
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Stonnington History Centre
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150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC, Australia 68.57 km

The St Kilda Historical Society Inc. is a not-for-profit volunteer run organisation established in 1970 to foster interest and research into the history of St Kilda, Elwood and surrounding areas.

Postal Address – PO Box 177, Balaclava VIC 3183

PO Box 287 Blackburn South 3130 Vic Australia 69.43 km
PO Box 4050 Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia 70.07 km
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Wendish Heritage Society Australia Inc
Farndons Community Hall, Cnr Farndon & 42 Falls Rd, Mt Dandenong 3767 70.08 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
PO Box 106 Mitcham VIC 3132 Australia 70.15 km
Contact Name
Vicki Jones-Evans
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39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 70.39 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.

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39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia 70.39 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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25 Inglesby Road, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia 70.41 km

Camberwell Historical Society Inc. is a Volunteer organization whose purposes are to foster historical interest and knowledge, to compile and keep historical records of the district, to promote the interchange of information among its members by lectures, discussions, excursions and other activities, to facilitate liaison with other history groups in the district and to participate in community projects.

We are affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

The Society holds five general meetings annually, arranges four excursions and produces flyers for forthcoming events.

Contact Name
George Fernando, President
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Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia 70.45 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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Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia 70.97 km

Our aims:

  • Promote awareness and the preservation of Middle Park history.
  • Involve and encourage the Middle Park community to actively participate in historical research.
  • Seek from the community oral histories, photographs and moving images, documents and artefacts relevant to Middle Park history.
  • Encourage research by government, educational institutions and others that can illuminate Middle Park history and culture.
  • Seek resources, both financially and in-kind to enhance the work of the Group.

Image: courtesy of State Library of Victoria (Rose Stereograph Co. (1920). ARMSTRONG STREET, MIDDLE PARK, VICTORIA).

Contact Name
Sonya Cameron, Treasurer
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27 Bank Street Box Hill, Victoria, Australia 3128 71.01 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/

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Corner of The Esplanade & Garden St Williamstown, Vic 3016 71.69 km

Discover the rich history of St John Ambulance in Victoria from the perspective of the many generous volunteers who are the backbone of the organisation. View displays from 1900 to today of First Aid equipment, uniforms, photographs and more. Visit the St John Museum, open to public across from Williamstown Beach.

Contact Name
Allan Mawdsley KStJ, Museum Secretary
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5 Electra Street, Williamstown VIC, 3016 71.82 km

Established in 1956, the Williamstown Historical Society was established to highlight the diverse activities of the inhabitants of this historic seaport. The collection includes photographs, paintings, artefacts, models and sporting memorabilia.

The purpose of the Williamstown Historical Society and Museum is to preserve the history of Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood for future generations through the collection, discovery, identification, study, understanding, classification, documentation, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of objects and documents of historical significance relating to Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood.

The Museum is a source of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories. It is developed and managed as a community resource to inspire, educate and inform the community and visitors, and to contribute to the conservation of the history and heritage of the district.

The museum is housed in the two-storey heritage listed building at 5 Electra Street, built in 1860 as a Mechanics Institute and Library.

Please note that the Museum is currently closed due to major restoration of the building being undertaken by the Hobsons Bay City Council. We are expecting to hopefully reopen in 2021.

Contact Name
Kate Watson, Secretary
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Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 71.91 km

The Hawthorn Historical Society was established to foster historical interests, to collect and preserve items of historical interest, to compile a historical record of the district and to work in association with the National Trust (Victoria), Heritage Victoria and Hawthorn Library.

Contact Name
Elizabeth Yewers - Secretary
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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

PO Box 2415 Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia 72.23 km
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Victorian Telecommunications Museum Inc.
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