Sovereign Hill Museums Association

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia
41 Magpie Street Golden Point Victoria 3350 AU
Contact Name
M Smith
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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 0.2 km

The Ballarat Historical Society’s collection is housed in the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. It includes over 25,000 photographs, early Trade & Street Directories, the Register of Inmates for the Ballarat Benevolent Society and objects.

The collection can be searched online via the Society’s website or accessed by appointment Mon – Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Phone 5337 1107 to make an appointment.

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439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 0.63 km

This Observatory, situated at Mount Pleasant in Ballarat, was established on the initiative and with the financial support of James Oddie, and was formally opened to the public in 1886. When Oddie presented the Observatory to the people of Ballarat, it became the first municipal observatory in Australia.

Opening Hours for Observatory – See Booking and Events times. All programs require a prior booking.

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 1.91 km

The contribution by people of Irish background to Ballarat’s social, cultural and industrial development is substantial and the Ballarat and District Irish Association plans to present, celebrate, promote and enjoy this ongoing legacy

 

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Ballarat VIC, Australia 1.91 km

Central Highlands Historical Association [CHHA] is a vital link in the regional history network being the umbrella association for over 30 historical societies, museums and family history organisations in the central highlands region of Victoria. CHHA continues to be an active and innovative organisation. It is represented at Local and State levels on matters of joint concern to its members.

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Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 2.06 km

The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy.

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. This move was perceived as making a distinction between local history and family history research.

Hours – Monday to Thursday only 10.00am – 4.30pm Collection includes: Family histories, references assisting local research, local histories, cemetery records, birth marriage and death records, computer access, electoral rolls, interstate records, directories.

Postal Address – PO Box Bakery Hill Mail Centre, Ballarat VIC 3354

43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 3.57 km
Contact Name
Neil Wright
37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 4.51 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
Contact Name
Ray White
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Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 8.56 km

The Society promotes the study, collection and preservation of the history, heritage and environment of Buninyong and the surrounding district.

Image: ‘Buninyong Town Hall, home of the Buninyong and District Historical Society’.

Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 8.79 km
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Leigh Historical Society
5050 Colac -Ballarat Road, Cambrian Hill 3352 9.02 km
5342 07775342 0777

Local and family historuies, display of family photos and antiques.

Contact Name
Mrs Phyl Lloyd, President
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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 12.56 km

Collecting records from the past including photographs. Guest speakers, help with family research and annual Australia Day celebrations, which include unveiling of heritage plaques recognising the local families who made the district what it is today.

65 Racecourse Road Haddon VIC 3351 Australia 13.54 km
Contact Name
Bonnie Chew
P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 16.73 km
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
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Mrs Marjie Poole
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c/o POST OFFICE SMYTHESDALE VIC 3351 Australia 17.75 km
The Woady Yaloak Historical Society was formed in 1985.  The society researches the area of the former Woady Yaloak goldfields. We seek to document and preserve the history of the Woady Yaloak Goldfields by the acquisition and presentation of documentation
The general area of interest to the society is the area surrounding the mining district of the Woady Yaloak Creek from Haddon to the Devil’s Kitchen. Settlements in the district included Bunker’s Hill, Sago Hill, Smythe’s Creek, Haddon, Nintingbool, Ross Creek, Smythesdale, Canico, Brown’s Diggings, Scarsdale, Black Hill, Newtown, Brownsvale, Golden Lake, Italian Gully, Staffordshire Reef, Grand Trunk, Happy Valley and Lucky Woman’s
"Old Shire Hall", 326 High St, Learmonth 21.68 km

The historical society is dedicated to keep an accurate record of the district since settlement.

Contact Name
Lois Spenceley- , Secretary
C/- Snake Valley Post Office Snake Valley VIC 3351 Australia 24.99 km
Contact Name
Noella Young
2861 Colac-Ballarat Road Dereel VIC 3352 Australia 29.26 km
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Dereel History Group
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71 Sussex Street, Linton VIC, Australia 29.28 km

The Society holdings include over 3,000 photographs, cemetery, school, church and Shire of Grenville records, Grenville Standard newspapers. The Society forms the Committee of Management for the 1874 Linton Library/Mechanics Institute.

Contact Name
Dr Jill Wheeler
Cape Clear VIC, Australia 30.69 km

Photos, maps, documents, information, all aspects of life in the gold fields and farming areas surrounding Cape Clear & District Historical Society.

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36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 32.06 km

Please note: private research of our archives is not possible

The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace.

The redeveloped Nichol and Wallace building, now known as The Warehouse, to reflect it’s 19th century history, reopened in 2014 as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

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