Wonthaggi & District Historical Society

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40 White Rd, North Wonthaggi VIC 3995, Australia
40 White Road North Wonthaggi Victoria 3995 AU
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Secretary

The Wonthaggi and District Historical Society had its beginning in the late 1950’s when a number of interested citizens saw the need to preserve Wonthaggi’s history. A public meeting was held and the historical society was formed. Over the ensuing years the collection of artifacts has grown, as has its collection of photographs and documents. The society has copies of most local newspapers, some dating back to 1910; audio tapes of many and varied speakers with their rich tapestry of experiences and observations.

Suburbs or towns: Wonthaggi; Dalyston; Archies Creek; Cape Paterson; Kilcunda; Glen Alvie

Profile Image: Wonthaggi Railway Station Museum, home of the Wonthaggi & District Historical Society

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Inverloch Historical Society Logo
15 Bolding Place, Inverloch, VIC, Australia 11.47 km

Inverloch Historical Society is a meeting group of about 50 members who come together for fellowship to listen to speakers on matters historical and twice a year (May and September) visit places of historical and common interest. We conduct Historical Town Walks (Christmas) and sell 20 books on local and family history. Two bus trips per year for members.

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Rosemary Hutchinson - Treasurer
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King Street, Korumburra 26.49 km

The society meets on the first Tuesday of the month with a guest speaker. There is a wonderful photograph collection as well as books, cemetery records, manuscripts, maps, newspapers and memorabilia.

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Janet Wilson, Secretary
10 McCartin Street Leongatha VIC 3984 Australia 32.82 km
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South Gippsland Historical Network
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10 McCartin St, Leongatha Victoria, Australia 32.82 km

Formed in 1964 to collect and preserve the history of the area, the society has a large collection of books, photographs, documents, other printed material, artefacts and family history information. Our home is the Mechanic’s Institute, Leongatha, where we store our collection and present our bi-annual exhibitions.

Suburbs or towns: Leongatha; Gippsland; South Gippsland

Opening times Thursday and Friday 12 to 4 pm or at request

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Lyn Skillern, Secretary
Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 3922 35.45 km

The Society collects and preserves documents, artefacts, memorablia and photos of historical interest relating to Phillip Island and District; maintains and staffs a museum open to the public; holds monthly meetings to which visitors are welcome.

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Christine Grayden, Secretary
5 Whitstable Street, Lang Lang 3984 37.19 km

We collect local history, photos, small memorabilia, and preserve them for the future.

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Peter Hayden - Secretary
325 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 3981 45.46 km

“Mallow House”, built 1916, is the home of Koo Wee Rup Swamp Historical Society, incorporating a museum, etc. Collects and preserves the history of Koo Wee Rup and the Koo Wee Rup Swamp.

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Heather Arnold, President|Audrey Mills, Secretary
Foreshore Road, Tooradin 3980 46.88 km

Collects and preserves the heritage of the old Shire of Cranbourne, and manages the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum complex at Tooradin, on behalf of the City of Casey.

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Polly Freeman - Secretary
Corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings 47.74 km

Is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting, preserving and enhancing the cultural and environmental heritage of Hastings and surrounding areas of Western Port. The Society manages the Hastings Museum made up of the general Museum, Dad’s Shed, the Fishing Museum, the Pioneer’s Cottage with the surrounding cottage garden and the Remembrance Garden of Peace. The Museum displays in a place of honour the 40 pounder rifled breech loading Armstrong Gun used by the local defence force in Colonial days – the ‘Ham & Beef’ Battery. Gold coin admission to Museum – free to members. General meetings take place every two-months. Quarterly Morning Coffees and weekly “Wednesday Workers” at Museum every Wednesday morning. The Museum is open every Sunday 2-4, and Wednesdays 10-12 noon. The Museum can also be opened by prior arrangement.

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Dianne Maloney- President
3035 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring 3926 48.35 km

Collect, and preserve collection of oral history and photographs, with some artifacts.

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Anna Buchhorn, Secretary
Byrnes Road, Shoreham 3916 52.04 km

The Society aims to preserve and record the official history of the district enriched with the stories of the local pioneers and families’ stories.

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Neville Wale - President
Shire Hall (upstairs),30 Ridgway, Mirboo North, 3871 52.89 km

To preserve local history information for future generations.

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Sandra Rickards, Treasurer
PO Box 363 Somerville VIC 3912 Australia 55.51 km
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Brenda Thornell
136 Princes Way Drouin 3818 56.09 km

Public displays, school visits, annual festival display and guest speaking

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Rosemary Blackley- Secretary
PO Box 310 Warragul VIC 3820 Australia 56.46 km
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Malcolm Dickson
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38 Main Street Bunyip, VIC 3815 56.56 km

A small group of interested persons in late 2011 decided to establish a group that would collate and preserve the local history of our area.

The Bunyip Historical Society’s home is at the Bunyip Hall and located in what is  colloquially known as the “RSL room”. We do not open to the public as yet, but is in our future plans.

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85 Princes Highway, Pakenham VIC, Australia 59.52 km

Our museum is the old 1912 Shire of Berwick Shire Offices which have been relocated and restored. Our holdings, large collection of local and general items, are mainly relevant to the old Shire of Berwick, and we sell publications produced by the society. Monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, except January, at 8 pm at the Museum. The Museum opens on Sundays 2 – 4 .30 pm, except January.

Access is via turning into James St.and then right onto the Princes Highway Service Rd.

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Audrey Dodson, Honorary Secretary
The Casey Complex 1/65 Berwick and Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 60.2 km

Family History Group in Narre Warren with many family history resources. The group is also interested in local history and has local records and family histories. Visitors always welcome.

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Eileen Durdin - Secretary
Old Shire Office, 359A Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 62.75 km

Extensive photographic display, computer use, 5000 items datalogued, memorabilia display, outings, local displays.

Contact Name
Janet Egglestone (Secretary)
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