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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45-47 Stieglitz Street, Ballan 3342 32.29 km
We are a local Historical Society with an extensive paper based collection relating to the old Ballan Shire.
Our purpose is to collect and preserve items relating to the Shire and make our collection available to anyone researching the history of the area
Our collection is open for research only by appointment. Contact the Secretary at bshsinc@hotmail.com.au
Image: is a drawing of Horne’s Little Blue Store. It was the first store and substantial building in Ballan situated on the SE corner of Cowie and Simpson Sts.
31 Staughton Street Meredith Vic 3333 Australia 35.37 km
Contact Name
Kerrie Kruger
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100 Vincent Street, Daylesford VIC 3460, Australia 35.54 km

The Daylesford & District Historical Society was formed in 1964 and the Museum established in 1971.

The Museum has approximately 800 square metres of interior displays and approximately 250 square metres of covered yard and houses an large collection of local memorabilia and artefacts.

The museum has extensive archival resources that are accessible by arrangement for research to researchers and genealogists.

Contact Name
Ian Marshall, Secretary
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Cornish Hill Reserve Daylesford Vic 3460 35.56 km

Friends of Cornish Hill are a Landcare group. Our connection with RHSV goes back to the day when Cornish Hill Reserve was saved from sale by members of the local community who realised the value of the Reserve as being historically and environmentally significant.

The Friends have been beavering away restoring the Smiths creek corridor to bring it back to what it looked like before mining ravaged the landscape.

Friends of Cornish Hill working group pose for photo in natural landscape

Image: Friends of Cornish Hill working bee in June 2018

Contact Name
Margaret Thomas
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3-5 Camp Street, Trentham VIC 3458, Australia 45.3 km

Trentham Historical Society works to preserve, and make available to the public, the history of the township of Trentham and the surrounding district including the settlements of Little Hampton, East Trentham, Spring Hill, Fern Hill and Tylden. The society publishes a quarterly newsletter and booklets from time to time and also holds an annual exhibition.

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Secretary - Vicki Steggall
Mongomery Street Skipton Vic 3361 Australia 45.98 km
Contact Name
Mary Bradshaw
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Beaufort VIC 3373, Australia 46.74 km

The Beaufort Historical Society is situated in the former Beaufort Court House, in Livingstone St, next door to the Uniting Church. The society has an extensive collection of family histories, photographs, newspapers, school and cemeteries records, etc.

Suburbs or towns: Beaufort; Chute; Raglan; Trawalla; Shirley; Waterloo; Stockyard Hill; Lake Goldsmith; Nerring; Eurambeen

Postal Address: PO Box 30, Beaufort VIC 3373

PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 47.71 km
Contact Name
Marion Miller
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Bacchus Marsh VIC, Australia 52.5 km

The object of the Society is to promote the study, collection and preservation of Bacchus Marsh and District’s history, historical places and objects. To promote and support historical research and publication of the same.

Postal Address – PO Box 223, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 3340, AUSTRALIA

Cressy & District History Group Inc promotes the history of Cressy and district, documenting, preserving, displaying information and research.

Contact Name
Robyn Alexander
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2 Canrobert Street, Newstead VIC 3462, Australia 54.95 km

In 1863 the Newstead Court of Petty Sessions was built to the design of colonial architect John James Clark.

In February 1986 a group of interested people met and formed the Newstead & District Historical Society Inc.

In 1987 the Society applied through the then Shire of Newstead to the Department formerly named Conservation, Forests & Lands for the use of the old courthouse as a venue. The application was successful and since then members have carried out a great deal of work both in restoring and maintaining the building as well as collecting and conserving the history of the area. Our building is unique in that no alterations or additions have been done to it.

Contact Name
Joan Sartori, Secretary
19 Bucknall Street, Carisbrook VIC 3464, Australia 59.06 km

Carisbrook Historical Society’s collection includes a large number of photographs and a range of school, cemetery and family history records.

Open by appointment

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3 Palmerston Street, Maryborough 59.9 km

Worsley Cottage Museum, an 1894 stone cottage, is the home of the society. The collection includes domestic items and artefacts from the era, outdoor displays and a cottage garden. There is also an 1840 slab and daub pioneer hut with wooden shingle roof. Research facilities are also available.

Postal Address – PO Box 265 Maryborough 3465

Hours: Tues/Thurs 10am-12noon & Sun 2pm -4pm

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71 High St, Inverleigh VIC 3321, Australia 60.85 km

Collecting and collating paper records and oral histories for Inverleigh and surrounding districts.

Image Donations from any era is graciously accepted.

We meet at the Inverleigh Public Hall & Mechanics Institute on the 4th Monday at 8pm, February to November.

Suburbs or towns: Inverleigh; Murgheboluc; Shelford; Teesdale; Doreq; Hesse

Contact Name
Liz McDonald
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71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury VIC, Australia 62.94 km

Formed in 1987, the society aims to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Malmsbury and surrounding districts.

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Contact Name
Susan Walter, President
Muckleford - Walmer road Muckleford 3451 63.17 km

Preservation of our mechanical heritage& working old machineryincluding tractors and farm equipment, but not limited to.

Contact Name
Graham Mason- Secretary

Kyneton Historical Society is a voluntary non-profit incorporated community organisation, comprising people from many fields committed to collecting, preserving, researching and sharing the wealth of material that is our herit5age, and for which we as members are custodians.

Contact Name
Larina Strauch, Secretary
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43 Forest Street, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia 63.48 km

The Woodend and District Heritage Society  operates a local and family history resource centre. The collection is fully indexed and relates to the Old Shire of Newham & Woodend, Ashbourne, Hesket, early Rochford, part Macedon, part Carlsruhe.

Built in 1870, the court house in Forest St was the second court building in Woodend.

It was used for criminal cases until 1964 and for coroner’s court hearings until the 1970s. Now it’s home to the Woodend & District Heritage Society.

You can find us at Woodend’s old court house every Wednesday, from February to November (10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm).

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85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 63.84 km

The society was established in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching the history of Avoca and the surrounding district.

The headquarters of the Society is an historic building at 85 High Street, Avoca, which was the Avoca Court House from 1859 to 1979. It now contains a local history & family history resource centre containing thousands of documents, photographs, maps, microfilm of local newspapers & rate books, artifacts, etc., pertaining to the localities in the Avoca district.

Postal Address PO Box 24 Avoca VIC 3467

Melton VIC, Australia 64.01 km
Contact Name
Deb Slattery
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