Uniting Church Historical Society, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

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PO Box 5064 Hoppers Crossing, Vic. 3029
54-56 Serrell Street Malvern East Victoria 3145 AU
Contact Name
Rev Robert Renton, Treasurer and Editor of Proceedings of the UC Historical Society

Aims to:

  • Arouse interest in and promote the study and discussion
    of the Church, including its antecedent churches;
  • Promote the collection and preservation
    of historical documents, artifacts and records;
  • Publish historical articles and lectures;
  • Promote the interchange of historical information
    by lectures, readings and discussion;
  • Cooperate with other societies interested in
    Victorian history, and the history of the Uniting Churches.
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39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181 7.09 km

Established in 1854, the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute is a community owned and run library specialising in the history of Victoria, Australia. With more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria.

In addition to our extensive lending and reference library specialising in works about Victorian history, we organise educational activities including lectures, seminars and competitions to encourage and facilitate the study of history.

PO Box 6172 Hawthorn West VIC 3122 Australia 7.31 km
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Melbourne Tram Museum
45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn, VIC 7.47 km

The aim of the Balwyn Historical Society is to facilitate and promote an interest in the history of Balwyn and nearby areas. Its objectives are to:

  • Organise speakers on historical subjects and related community interests
  • Publish a regular newsletter
  • Encourage historical research
  • Collect and organise documents and photographs and make them available for research
  • Display historical photographs and documents
  • Conduct events and excursions to places of historical interest
  • Exchange information and work with other historical societies

Suburbs or towns: Balwyn; Balwyn North; Deepdene; Greythorn

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Marilyn Poole, President
PO Box 4050 Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia 7.71 km
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Wendish Heritage Society Australia Inc
St Leonard's Uniting Church Hall, Wolseley Grove, Brighton 3186 (meeting place) 7.85 km

The purpose of Club is to further the interests of members in the study, research and knowledge of antiques and other collectibles. Most members reside in metropolitian Melbourne. Meetings are held at St Leonard’s Uniting Church Hall, New St, Brighton.

Contact Name
Jan Bacon- Treasurer
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Friends of Gallipoli work with schools and organisations to develop cultural and educational projects. Our programs create opportunities for Australian youth to visit Gallipoli, Turkey and attend Anzac Day ceremonies. The group actively supports fundraising activities to help schools and youth organisations attract sponsorship, grants and donations.

The main organisation goal is broadening the perspective of Australian and Turkish youth. Promotion of international friendships based around a shared Gallipoli history is key to the facilitation and planning of education projects. Youth tours are central to the groups’ activities and open the door for young people to explore each others’ lifestyle and culture.

Friends of Gallipoli is a self-governing not-for-profit organisation. The group has no political or religious affiliations and is run entirely by volunteers. Features of the organisation’s governance include clear accountabilities and transparency in the conduct and outcomes of our activities.

The group’s patron is Major General [retired] Jim Molan and its Chairman is RSL Anzac Peace Prize recipient Dr V John Basarin . For many years, Dr Basarin has been committed to building understanding of the Gallipoli Campaign through Rotary Youth Exchange. Friends of Gallipoli is his most recent youth project.

Contact Name
Dr John V. Basarin OAM, Chairman
415 Church Street, Richmond 3121 8.31 km

Collecting, preserving information and materials about the history of Richmond and Burnley. Conducting research, walks and talks to promote understanding of our heritage.

Contact Name
David Langdon, President

To conduct research into the history of Kew, study its records, contact descendents of early Kew residents, bring together those who are interested in Kew Histroy at our monthly meetings. We provide a window display in the Kew Library and collect items including photos, paperwork and objects of signifcance to Kew.

Contact Name
Desley Reid- Secretary
PO Box 261 8.65 km

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc, have an interest in promoting the conservation and appreciation of the St Kilda Cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty. We conduct regular tours, research and publish many of the stories that can be told of the many pioneers of the settlement of Melbourne, and who are buried there.

27 Bank Street Box Hill, Victoria, Australia 3128 8.78 km

Formed in 1963, the Society holds local history materials including photographs, newspapers, books, journals, manuscripts, maps, oral and family histories. It holds monthly meetings with speakers, and conducts a variety of tours including that of Box Hill Cemetery. Information on tours can be found on the Box Hill Historical Society website.

Suburbs or towns: Box Hill; Bennetswood; Burwood; Mont Albert; Surrey Hills

Catalogue records online:

Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database — http://www.localhist.wev.vic.gov.au/
Picture Victoria — http://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/

PO Box 287 Blackburn South 3130 Vic Australia 9.17 km
Contact Name
ANNE MACLEISH
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31 Abbott St Sandringham 3191 9.18 km

The Sandringham & District Historical Society (SDHS) was started in 1986 by a group of like-minded, local history enthusiasts.

With considerable community assistance, rooms were made available over a period of years for meetings and storage of our collected assets.

Eventually the City of Bayside allocated the Society a site of its own, between the library and the senior citizens’ rooms in Sandringham.

Referred to as the ‘Resource Centre’, this site now holds various reading and research areas, a modern computer network, tearoom facilities and the society’s archives.

Visitors are always welcome!

Images: courtesy of SDHS committee member Robyn Watters (2018)

Contact Name
Lorraine Huddle, President
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Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia 9.28 km

Our aims:

  • Promote awareness and the preservation of Middle Park history.
  • Involve and encourage the Middle Park community to actively participate in historical research.
  • Seek from the community oral histories, photographs and moving images, documents and artefacts relevant to Middle Park history.
  • Encourage research by government, educational institutions and others that can illuminate Middle Park history and culture.
  • Seek resources, both financially and in-kind to enhance the work of the Group.

Image: courtesy of State Library of Victoria (Rose Stereograph Co. (1920). ARMSTRONG STREET, MIDDLE PARK, VICTORIA).

Contact Name
Sonya Cameron, Treasurer
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Cnr Birdwood Ave & Dallas Brooks Dr, Melbourne 3004 9.32 km

The C J La Trobe Society Inc. was formed in 2001 to promote understanding and appreciation of the life, work and times of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Lieutenant-Governor. Initially appointed in 1839 as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District, then a part of New South Wales, he became the first Lieutenant-Governor of the new colony of Victoria after separation in 1851.

The Society celebrates La Trobe’s birthday annually, hosts lectures, special functions and other events throughout the year and distributes the journal, La Trobeana, to its members three times per year. The journal explores different themes in the life and times of La Trobe, aspects of the settlement of Victoria, and other areas of interest to members, and provides information on forthcoming cultural events.

View the bibliography of the Charles Joseph La Trobe manuscript and pictorial material held in the State Library of Victoria.

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Dr Dianne Reilly AM, Secretary
C/- 19 Monash Grove, Blackburn 3130 9.33 km
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June Whiffin
100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004 9.53 km
100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia 9.53 km
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The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc.
PO Box 190, Balwyn North VIC 3104, Australia 9.75 km
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Edward Bartosh
131 Simpson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 9.94 km

The East Melbourne Historical Society holds meetings 6 times a year either a talk on subject relevant to the history of East Melbourne, or a visit to a place of local interest. We collect material relevant to the history of East Melbourne, which is available for research by appointment. Newsletter 3 times a year, includes article relevant to the history of East Melbourne, carrying events and news of society.

Contact Name
Sylvia Black, Secretary
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