Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society

Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Vic. 3207
Contact Name
Emma Teasdale, Secretary

Formed in 1993 to preserve the identity of this historic port town in the face of amalgamation. Large collection of documents and photos 1860 onwards. Genealogical database, monthly meetings with speakers, weekly work sessions, busy program of research projects, publishing, exhibitions.

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250 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia 1.3 km

The Kastellorizian Association of Victoria was originally established to help create a positive future for Kastellorizo recognising our proud heritage and giving something back to the island of our forbears.

Its aims are to promote, among Kastellorizians and their descendents in Victoria, the cultural heritage of Kastellorizo and its integration in to the multicultural society of the Australian Community.

This includes; the organisation of social functions to foster continued social interaction between families and friends of Kastellorizo, the promotion of cultural activities by organising lectures, exhibitions, recitals, musical evenings etc., tye promotion of academic and/or sporting excellence by awarding prizes and scholarships.

Image: 1928 Kazzie Picnic, a very symbolic event and tradition for the community, a yearly event, (from when the club was founded in 1925 and continues to this very day).

Contact Name
Florence Livery, KAV Archivist
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Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia 2.44 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).

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Sonya Cameron, Treasurer
100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004 2.69 km
100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia 2.69 km
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The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.
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Cnr Birdwood Ave & Dallas Brooks Dr, Melbourne 3004 2.87 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.

Contact Name
Dr Dianne Reilly AM, Secretary
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239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne 2.95 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 2.95 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 2.95 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.
Contact Name
Pankaj Sirwani
c/- RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street ,Melbourne 3000 2.98 km
188 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 3.05 km
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Susan Westwood
69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3.53 km
Contact Name
Lindsay Cox
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c/o North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051 3.6 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
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Gordon Reserve, Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC, Australia 3.65 km

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee is incorporated in Victoria.
Adam Lindsay Gordon 1833-1870 was Australia’s first poet of note who set up the foundations for literature in Australia
Our Patron is Janice Bate.
We are an online society and do not have a building for our records which are in a private home.
Image: by Andrew Lutz. The piper is John Houghton from The City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band.

Contact Name
John Adams
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39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia 4.43 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 4.43 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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189 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053 4.57 km

The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980 to document, preserve and promote the history of Italian migration and settlement in Australia.

Through the ongoing generous support of the Italian community and the Society’s collecting, research and interpretation activities the Society has developed an extensive collection of significant material which includes: A wide range of images, oral histories, ephemera, documents and objects which relate to all aspects of the Italian migration and settlement story.

 

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Elizabeth Triarico
131 Simpson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 4.59 km

The East Melbourne Historical Society holds meetings 6 times a year either a talk on subject relevant to the history of East Melbourne, or a visit to a place of local interest. We collect material relevant to the history of East Melbourne, which is available for research by appointment. Newsletter 3 times a year, includes article relevant to the history of East Melbourne, carrying events and news of society.

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Sylvia Black, Secretary
415 Church Street, Richmond 3121 4.87 km

Collecting, preserving information and materials about the history of Richmond and Burnley. Conducting research, walks and talks to promote understanding of our heritage.

Contact Name
David Langdon, President
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29 Northumberland Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 4.9 km

Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 1995 to foster knowledge and research into the history of Australian theatre. Our members include theatre professionals, scholars, and enthusiasts dedicated to documenting and sharing Australia’s unique theatre heritage.

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Elisabeth Kumm, Secretary
296 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011 5.04 km

Australian-Polish community services, community organisation

Contact Name
Dr.Zdzislaw A (Andrew) Derwinski
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