Streatham & District Historical Society

PO Box 22 Streatham VIC 3351 Australia
28 Campbell Street Streatham Victoria 3351 AU
Contact Name
Bruce Mckenna
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Ballarat VIC, Australia 70.57 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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439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, VIC 3350, Australia 71.11 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 Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat 71.15 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

Old Courthouse, Martin St, Penshurst 3289 71.32 km

Collect items related to Penshurt’s history, and research family history queries.

Contact Name
Val Heffernan, Secretary

Our organisation’s aim or purpose is collecting and preserving items of local history, including schools, dairy and sheep industries, war memorabilia, etc. We call it “preserving the old and present for the future.” We were established in 1985 at the request of many locals and were helped in this by Heytesbury and Camperdown societies.

Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 71.51 km
Contact Name
M Smith
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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 71.7 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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Learmonth Street, Buninyong VIC, Australia 72.48 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’.

37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 72.9 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
Contact Name
Ray White
46 Longfield Street, Stawell VIC, Australia 73.36 km
Contact Name
Jim Melbourne
Grampians Road, Halls Gap VIC 3381 74.22 km

Photos, etc, of Halls Gap and Grampians.

Contact Name
Kathy McDonald, Secretary
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85 High Street 3467 Avoca, Victoria 74.74 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

Landsborough VIC, Australia 74.83 km

The Society aims to collect, restore and maintain the memorabilia and records of the old gold mining town of Landsborough, founded in 1862 and named in honour of William Landsborough the explorer, the township still contains many reminders of its busy past. These include the 1862 lock-up, the 1901 Mounted Police stables, and a 130 year old school, all of which are cared for by the Historical Group.

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36 Fraser Street, Clunes Victoria 3370 76.86 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.

P.O. Box 317 Creswick VIC 3363 78.23 km
03 5345 206503 5345 2065
Contact Name
Mrs Marjie Poole
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WDHS can conduct research of family names & infrastructure

We can do research for you about your family and what they left behind.

School Registers, Cemetery Names, Homesteads and Geographical Maps.

PO Box 64 Talbot VIC 3371 Australia 80.09 km
Contact Name
Marion Miller
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 80.29 km
Contact Name
Leigh Historical Society
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Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree 3352 84.07 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.

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The Colac and District Historical Society was established in 1950, making Colac one of the first regional townships in the state to have such an organisation. A primary aim from the inauguration of the Society was to obtain a home where the various components of the district history could be preserved, and be made available to the public.

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