Rochester Historical & Pioneer Society

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96-98 High Street, Rochester VIC, Australia
96-98 High Street Rochester Victoria 3561 AU
Contact Name
John Foster, Secretary

In 1986 the new Rochester Historical & Pioneer Society was established after amalgamating with the already existing Pioneer Society. The original land and the building known as the Common School built in 1874 was gifted to the Historical Society by Mrs. Ross. The building was classified “C” by the National Trust in 1972.

Our Volunteers can assist you with research into District Families History and our Museum Complex of four buildings is open to the public Open 9 – 12 noon Wednesday & Friday Or by Appointment

Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society is also a recognised Place of Deposit for documents and photographs.

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Tennis Court Road Corop 3559 13.62 km

Corop, Elmore , Rochester and envirions

Contact Name
Clem Furphy
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2-10 Market Street, Lockington VIC 3563, Australia 18.34 km

Aims to conserve, promote and share the heritage of Lockington and district from pre-white settlement to present day.

Exterior view from across street looking at Living Heritage Complex buildings

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Beryl Marshall, Secretary
PO Box 451 Echuca Vic 3564 Australia 23.5 km
Contact Name
Dot Hammond
2 Wilson St, Kyabram, 3620 29.92 km

Historical library, heritage cottage, farm items and research. Research Information, fundraising, and write articles for local paper.

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Les Parkinson- Sectetary
C/- 411 Emily Jane Road Wyuna VIC 3620 Australia 36.74 km
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Cathryn Pell
High Street, Rushworth Vic. 3612 37.72 km

The Rushworth Historic Society is custodian of the Rushworth Museum, Rushworth, Whroo and district cemetery records, Chronicle Newspaper 1869 – 1977, 1987 – Waranga News

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Joanne Pollard -Secretarysecretary
PO Box 151 Merrigum Vic 3618 Australia 41.31 km
Contact Name
Bryan Fitzsimmons
20 Haig St, Mitiamo VIC 3573 45.74 km

Research centre for local families, minute books for clubs and associations, local newspapers. Preservation and recovery of local history of families, communities, organizations, schoole etc. within the boundaries of the old Shire of East Loddon.

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John Davidson-President
PO Box 156 Tatura VIC 3616 Australia 46.87 km
Contact Name
Sharon Heard
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624 Midland Highway, Huntly VIC 3551, Australia 48.26 km

Mainly a pictorial and documentary collection, some artefacts (machinery, small utensils). Second site, former Court House, 621 Midland Highway, original furniture, soldiers photos, MUIOOF Certificate and honor rolls.

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Margaret Pitson- Treasurer
4 Stevenson Street, Murchison, Vic. 3610 53.82 km

Preserving local history about the Aboriginal Protectorate, agricultural pioneers, river crossing/irrigation history, war years, POW and internee camps, Murchison Meteorite 1969, sporting organisations history.

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Mrs Kay Ball- President
44 Pearce Street, Nathalia 55.46 km

Nathalia and District Historical Society Inc consists of several buildings and a large collection of outdoor machinery, books, newspapers, photos, minutes books, ledgers, some school registers, and other memorabilia relevant to the history and development of Nathalia and District.

Contact Name
Phillippa Schapper, Secretary
Former Courthouse, Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk 57.32 km

Eaglehawk Heritage Society Inc was formed to preserve the history and heritage of the area. It provides a museum and research facilities within an historic Eaglehawk building.

Contact Name
Joy Mildren- Treasurer
PO Box 206 Mooroopna Vic 3629 Australia 57.44 km
Contact Name
Barry Campbell
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178-180 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC, Australia 58.67 km

The Society aims to preserve, promote and present the history of Bendigo and its people.

Suburbs or towns Bendigo; City of Greater Bendigo

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Phillipa Johanson, Secretary
344 High Street, Nagambie 3608 61.98 km
0407 811 5720407 811 572

Nagambie Historical Society was formed in 1968 for the sole purpose of ‘retaining equipment within the town as some agricultural equipment had already left the district’. The Museum site was developed in 1870 with the construction of the stables to house the Cobb & Co horses, these stables are still standing at the rear of the Old Court House building. The Court House building was formerly the Court of Petty Sessions, Shire Office and Chambers, Post Master General’s Office, and the Registry Office for births, deaths and marriages. Later additions to the site included the first electricity plant for the Nagambie township 1912, with a further extension to this building in 1932 by the SEC. During the early 1970s, the Historical Society erected a large agricultural machinery shed at the rear of the site, and this now houses the James Forbes Museum consisting of a comprehensive range of old farm machinery made at the local foundry. The Museum houses a very large display of memorabilia and research is undertaken upon request. Opening hours are:
1st Saturday 9 am – 12 noon
3rd Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm each month
every Wednesday 9 am – 12 noon. Entry is by gold coin.

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Pat Moroney - Secretary
PO Box 570 Shepparton Vic 3630 Australia 62.12 km
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Shepparton Heritage Centre Inc
19 Herriot Street, Heathcote 63.09 km

Preservation of the history of Heathcote McIvor area, enabling stronger links to the past and transmitting this history to future generations.

Contact Name
Elizabeth A Murfitt

The Society operates a Museum which is open on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm, and Tuesdays 10 am to 4 pm. Collection and display of historical items of interest and documents, photos, family history.

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Helen Stevens, Secretary
118- 120 Melville Street Numurkah, Victoria, 3636 71.91 km

Description: Collection and preservation of local history, and changing displays at the Heritage Centre.

Suburbs or towns: Numurkah; Wunghnu; Katunga; Drumanure; Dunbulbalane; Baulkamaugh; Strathmerton

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