Yea & District Historical Society

C/o 4607 Whittlesea-Yea Road Yea Vic 3717 Australia
4607 Whittlesea-Yea Road Yea Victoria 3717 AU
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Yea & District Historical Society
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Main Road, Kangaroo Ground VIC, Australia 47 km

Opening Times
Thursdays 10am-12noon
Sundays by appointment only

The Andrew Ross Museum was officially opened in March 1993 and through the hard work and dedication of its volunteers is now fully accredited with Museums Australia.

The Museum’s namesake, Andrew Ross, was the first schoolmaster in the district as well as a keen recorder of contemporary life and he left a remarkable written legacy to the Kangaroo Ground community. Our exhibitions explore the life and times of Andrew Ross and also Kangaroo Ground, the land and its people from pre-European time to the present.

We maintain collections that include the old schoolhouse building that the museum is house in, artefacts of local significance, a photographic collection and an extensive archive of documents relating to the district. Publications relating to local history are also available.

 

Post Office, Merton Vic 3715 47.42 km

Historical Exhibitions & publication of history book and family history.

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Carole Poussard
PO Box 229 Coldstream VIC 3770 Australia 48.05 km
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Descendants of Convicts Group Victoria
PO BOX 67 WARRANDYTE VIC 3113 Australia 50.26 km
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WARRANDYTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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61 Castella Street, Lilydale VIC 3140, Australia 50.28 km

Founded in 1971

We aim to collect, research, promote and publish the history of the people, places, events and developments of particularly Lilydale, Coldstream, Chirnside Park, Montrose,  Seville, Silvan, Yering, Gruyere, and Killara with a special focus on the life and family Dame Nellie Melba.

Image: Old Lilydale Court House, now home to  Lilydale & District Historical Society

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Sue Thompson, President
39 Chirnside Drive, Chirnside Park VIC 3116 50.7 km

The Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association is a volunteer organisation founded in 1979 by employees of Victoria’s former Forests Commission.  Its aims are (inter alia) to maintain forest memorabilia for the benefit of the general public and future generations.  Its Forestry Heritage Museum in the Historic Precinct of Beechworth is open to the public and it maintains its own website (https://www.victoriasforestryheritage.org.au/).

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440 Grand Boulevard Craigieburn 3064 50.73 km

The current history group was reformed in 1998. We have never had a permanent premises or museum to store our records or welcome visitors and meetings were held in local community centres. 

In 2016 the Hume Council allocated rental space for CHIG at the Newbury Centre in Craigieburn where we meet, work on our collection and hold our monthly meetings. CHIG relies greatly on our website as our main link with the local and wider community.

Our main activities, aside from collecting/researching and storing historical information on Craigieburn and the surrounding district, are keeping photographs of the changing face of the area, communicating with local community groups, schools and other relevant history organisations. We record  oral histories of local residents and those with connections to Craigieburn who make contact with us. 

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728 Main Road, Eltham, 3095 50.87 km

The society operates the Local History Centre at the 1860 police residence at 728 Main Road, Eltham. Open by appointment.

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Russell Yeoman, Secretary
4 Jenna Close Greensborough Vic 3088 Australia 51.92 km
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Noel Withers
c/- 30 Arndell St. Thomastown 3074 52.14 km

Identifying graves without headstones where possibleCemetery Camp Road Broadmeadows

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Beryl Patullo- Secretary /Treasurer
PO Box 35 Wandin North VIC 3139 Australia 53.18 km
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Mary Tabacchiera
Hardy House, 49 Birmingham Road Mt Evelyn 3796 53.55 km

Mount Evelyn History Group members are interested in the collection, preservation, research,writing and publication of all aspects of history relating to our town. We hold displays at local events and provide speakers and information on request. Our newsletter, Things past, is published monthly.
We hold committee meeting on the third Monday evening of each even- numbered months, in odd-numbered months we have gueat speakers on the forth Saturday afternoon. Meetings and events are held at the RSL Hall, Hardy House, 49 Birmingham Road, Mt Evelyn, unless otherwise advised. visitors are welcome at meeting and lectures.

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Paula Herlihy
Shop 2, The Terrace, Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, Vic. 3138 54.03 km

Established to produce a book re 30 years of Festivals hold regular meetings, we house a Display at Shop 2, The Terrace, Mooroolbark.

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Marion Stott, President
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71 Wellington Road, Wandin North VIC, Australia 54.45 km

Set in rolling orchard countryside, Mont De Lancye was built in 1882 as the home of the Sebire family. Mont De Lancey’s many attractions include Chapel/Gardens suitable for weddings; Museum; Monty’s Tearoom & much more.

Monty’s Tearoom: 0403 415 194

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Jill Sebire
11 Ripley Court, Ringwood 3135 55.53 km

The Ringwood Historical Society exists to collect, research and disseminate information relating to the history of Ringwood and its environs. Monthly meetings with speakers, local books, photographic displays.

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Russ Haines, President
Croydon Library Complex, 5 Civic Square, Croydon 56.02 km
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Les Hutchinson, President
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Lancefield Courthouse, Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Lancefield Vic 3435 56.24 km

Maintains the oldest house in Romsey – Seymour Cottage. Museum with displays of local interest in former Court House. Collection of local history & family documents.

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Shirley Kishere, Secretary
Schramm's Cottage, Muriel Green Drive, Doncaster 3108 56.57 km

Located Rieschieks Reserve, Victoria St Doncaster, Schramm’s Cottage, historical artefacts and museum display. Orchard machinery display.

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Eric Collyer, President
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Old Heidelberg Courthouse, Cnr 15 Jika Street and Park Lane, Heidelberg 57.26 km

We are a varied group of people with a shared interest in understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and surrounding suburbs. This includes helping to provide a place for the accumulation of objects and documents that add to the district’s story. We want people to be able to find historic artefacts and information in the future. We want to make sure that these materials are not lost.

Our expertise in history varies greatly. Many (perhaps most) of us have a general interest and have learnt as we went along. Some have skills gained from previous work and study. Others are serious students of history, including post graduate students. Everyone is welcome and everyone’s contribution is appreciated.

We need members to assist in a wide range of ways. Visit our website to see how you can get involved.

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Michael Torney, Treasurer
PO Box 211 Yarra Junction Vic 3797 Australia 57.41 km
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Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society
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