Torquay & District Historical Society

8 Price St Torquay, VIC, Australia, 3228
8-12 Price Street Torquay Victoria 3228 AU
Contact Name
Secretary

Suburbs or towns: Torquay and surrounding areas

The Society has two rooms for our work and a shared meeting room which we produce and display our photographic exhibition. We are open on Sundays 2 – 4 unless advertised on our Facebook page, web site or “Town by Town” in the Echo and “Whats on” in the Surf Coast Times.

Mission Statement:

To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through

  • public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
  • maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
  • promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
  • by partnering with local and regional institutions.
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia 0.4 km

Torquay Museum Without Walls preserves the Torquay region’s past, shares the stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow.

We provide a wonderful resource for researcher’s of the area that is updated regularly as the information is collected.

Contact Name
Cheryl Baulch, Secretary
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40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed VIC, Australia 9.74 km

The Mount Duneed History Group holds meetings at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday in the months of February, March, May, August, October and November in the Mount Duneed Hall at 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.

The group aims to collect the history of Mount Duneed and surrounding areas including Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Grovedale and present this information by posting an article to our blog each week. We usually have a guest speaker at our meetings and conclude the evening with refreshments and a chat. New members are always welcome.

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Gwen Threlfall
710 Torquay Road Mount Duneed VIC 3217 Australia 13.07 km
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MARILYN ROSSACK
6 / 1 Noble St Anglesea VIC 3230 Australia 14.24 km
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Surf Coast Family History Group
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5a McMillan St, Anglesea VIC, Australia 14.53 km

The Anglesea & District Historical Society is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteer members of the community, whose aim is to research and preserve history of the local area.

Opening Hours – History House is at 5a McMillan St, Anglesea (Entrance 4 of Community Precinct), and is open between 2:00 – 4:00pm on the second Sunday of each month and on every Sunday of the School Holidays, or by appointment, Phone 0448 526 311.

Postal address: P.O. Box 98, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. 3230.

PO Box 382 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Australia 19.32 km
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First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
PO Box 1512 Geelong 3220 VIC Australia 20.64 km
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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Geelong & Region Branch
PO Box 1953 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia 20.64 km
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Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc
Geelong Vic Australia 20.93 km
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North Shore and Norlane Stories
51 Lt Malop Street, Geelong 21.2 km
Swinburne Street Geelong 3215 24.16 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 24.19 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
Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St, North Geelong 24.29 km

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

Contact Name
Cheryl Scott
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11 High St, Drysdale Victoria 3222, Australia 28.27 km

The Bellarine Historical Society’s aim is to preserve the history of the Bellarine. Over the years a dedicated team of volunteers has created a unique research centre that contains rate books, church records, and family histories. It also has a small museum which contains items of local significance. Many photos and personal records provide an insight into a world we have lost.

Postal Address – PO Box 53, Drysdale VIC 3222

28 Hesse St Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia 30.69 km
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Winchelsea & District Historical Society
49 Hesse Street, Queenscliff 3225 30.69 km

Queenscliffe Historical Museum is located in the main street in Queenscliff, open 2-4 daily. Collections include 8000 photographs, significant documents, textiles and clothing. Family history and buildings research available.

A  limited museum is temporarily located at 18 Hesse Street until early 2022 when the construction of the new museum is expected to be finished.

Contact Name
Stephen Lee, President
Wharf St, Queenscliff 3225 31.22 km
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71 High St, Inverleigh VIC 3321, Australia 34.92 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

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Liz McDonald
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827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento Vic 3943 36.3 km

The Nepean Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1965 and established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Sorrento. The building (classified by the National Trust) was built of local limestone in 1876/77. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.
Museum and various guided tours are available.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organisation and is operated entirely by volunteers, many with professional expertise. There are no paid staff. Members are encouraged to take an interest in the various activities and tasks required in an active organisation. Membership is currently around 300.

PO Box 384 Lara VIC 3212 Australia 36.42 km
Contact Name
Matthew Van Ingen
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