Local history

Australian Heritage

This web site for the magazine of the same title features a comprehensive Historical Towns Directory where you can you can access regional guides which include a wealth of information about the location, history, local organizations and museums.

The Australian Heritage Council

The AustralianHeritage Database is available online and contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.

Australasia Church Albums

This site provides images of churches in Australia and New Zealand, both past and present, with a description or history of each.

Mayberry Homepage

This comprehensive site by Peter Mayberry features:Irish Convicts and Databases• Irish convicts to NSW 1788-1849. A fully searchable database database which provides full details from the convict indents held by State Records New South Wales and other sources.• 1798 &…

Yarra Glen and District Historical Society

The Society, founded in 1973, aims to collect, preserve and publish the history of Yarra Glen & District, including Steels Creek, Christmas Hills, Dixons Creek and Tarrawarra.

Waverley Historical Society – Victoria

The Society aims to  promote and preserve the history of the Mulgrave, Waverley and Monash area of Victoria and to assist interested people with historical research. There are a lot of valuable online resources available.

Pyramid Hill & District Historical Society – Victoria

Pyramid Hill & District Historical Society was formed in 1965. It aims is to preserve and promote the history of Bald Rock, Mincha, Pyramid Hill, Durham Ox, Mincha West, Sylvaterre, Loddon Vale, Mologa, Macorna, Terrick Terrick and Yarrawalla. The Society…

Port Phillip Pioneers Group – Victoria

This family history group and was formed in May 1970 as a special interest group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria. The group has confirmed 1,500 members since starting in 1970. From this, over 3,000 pioneers of the Port Phillip…

St Kilda Historical Society

The Society was established in 1970, to foster interest and research into the history of St Kilda, Elwood and the surrounding areas. The primary area to be covered by the Society’s activities is that part of the City of Port…

History Monash, Melbourne – Victoria

History Monash incorporates the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society established in 1961. It is dedicated to studying, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and publishing local history within the City of Monash, especially that of Oakleigh and surrounding districts such as Hughesdale,…