Sovereign Hill Museums Association

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia
41 Magpie Street Golden Point Victoria 3350 AU
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M Smith
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7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia 64.33 km

The Castlemaine Historical Society was formed in 1965 to study, record and promote the historical heritage of Castlemaine and District. It operated for many years from temporary premises in various locations. In 1996 the Society was granted a lease to its present home in the historic Former Court House.
Meetings (with interesting guest speakers), exhibitions, a monthly newsletter, guided tours, the development, cataloguing and maintenance of an historic archive collection, indexing of records and the provision of a research service are the major activities of the members.
Archives held by the Society include early directories, voters lists, local newspaper index and some records and indexes concerning mining leases, rates, schools, churches and cemeteries.

Postal Address – PO Box 655, Castlemaine 3450

124 High Street Taradale VIC 3447 Australia 64.77 km
Contact Name
Peter Price
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208 Barker St Castlemaine 3450 64.88 km

The Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents’ Association (P&ORA) held its first meeting on 17 March 1880 following some informal meetings amongst like-minded gentlemen who were keen to form an organisation to support one another in times of need and to enhance the society they lived in.

One of the early rules states ‘that the organisation will collect, store, preserve and promote the area’s local history.

The P&ORA is not a Historical Society as such, but we do own a lot of historical ‘stuff’ as past members were reluctant to throw anything out.

Opening Hours – Every Wednesday between 10am-3pm

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4 Hamilton Street, Gisborne Vic 3437 65.03 km

The Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society’s collection covers the localities of Cabbage Tree; Couangalt; South Gisborne; Gisborne; New Gisborne; Bullengarook; Macedon; Mount Macedon; Barringo; Cherokee; Hesket; Kerrie; & Riddells Creek.

A dedicated group of volunteer members of the Historical Society meet regulary to assist with the accessioning, conservation, filing and indexing of the collection, to assist visitors to the Court House and to attend to research enquiries received by phone, mail or email. A research fee of $25.00 per surname or topic applies.

The beautifully restored, 1858 Gisborne Court House, home of Gisborne and Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society is open to the public each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm, when volunteers are in attendance to assist with family and local history research enquiries. The Family and Local History Resource Centre at the Court House may be opened at other times by appointment.

Collection and conservation of local and family history documents, photos, and maps.

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42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia 65.73 km

Buda Historic Home and Garden is of national significance. The house is an accredited museum featuring the intact furnishings, personal belongings and art collection of the talented Leviny family who resided there over two generations for almost 120 years.

Exterior showing path leading to Buda

Come to Buda and enjoy walking through the historic house where you will be transported to another era, in this Museums Australia accredited museum. Wander three acres of heritage garden featuring original plantings and structures, including the bird aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola, along with many original garden ornaments created by the Leviny family members

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93 High Street, Maldon VIC, Australia 66.86 km

We are a combined museum and history centre.

Many thousands of artefacts and records relating to the district from 1840 to present day form the collection which is housed in the former Maldon Market House. The Maldon Market House is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The museum has many displays that present a fascinating insight into the history and heritage of the district and the archives provide a valuable research resource.

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Valerie Evans
Vincent Street Maldon 3463 66.94 km

The Maldon Vintage Machinery & Museum houses a wonderful display of vintage machinery and has evolved into a fabulous museum with artifacts from the region and afield. Items from Gold mining. the industrial Revolution, Fire Fighting, Farming to the Home.

The museum is ran by volunteers and members. We aim to open on the times listed below, but things do pop up from time-to-time. It is best that you give us a call first, particularly if you are travelling some distance to get to us. We can be contacted on 03 5472 2202.

Wednesdays: 11AM-3PM
Saturdays: 10AM-4PM
Sundays: 2nd Sunday of the Month 10AM-4PM

PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 69.03 km
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Matthew Van Ingen
46 Main St, Derrinallum 3325 70 km

Local records, visiting local sites of interest & significance.

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Avon Buchholz
Rothwell Road, Little River 71.34 km

The Little River Historical Society Inc was formed in 2003 with the objective of collecting, preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Little River area. The Society is presently establishing a collection of historical documents and images, which will in future be available to the community for viewing and research. Regular events, displays , and open days are planned.

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Les Sanderson, President
PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia 71.51 km
Contact Name
Bruce Mckenna
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7 High St, Harcourt VIC, Australia 73.12 km

Museum and archives pertaining to horticulture, granite and families.

Image: Harcourt ANA Hall, built 1911, the of Harcourt Valley Heritage & Tourist Centre

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George A Milford, President
Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St, North Geelong 74.36 km

Heritage trail, museum, displays and information from our region.

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Cheryl Scott
Swinburne Street Geelong 3215 74.37 km
03 5277 380803 5277 3808

Preserving Geelong maritime and naval heritage in the form of artefacts, books, pictures and relevant documents.

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Malcolm Dunn - Secretary
51 Swinburne Street, North Geelong, 3215 74.42 km

A site specific heritage organisation( Osborne House &grounds) dedicated to the preservation and utilisation of Osborne House as a community and arts preinet for Geelong. Specifically Osborne House and grounds, generally the city of Greater Geelong

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Susan Allsop - Secretary
PO Box 423 Sunbury Vic 3429 Australia 74.9 km
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Peter Free
28 Hesse St Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia 75.01 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
51 Lt Malop Street, Geelong 76.87 km
66/68 Macedon Street SUNBURY VIC 3429 Australia 76.97 km
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Trevor Dunn
PO Box 1953 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia 77.26 km
Contact Name
Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc
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