Local history

Nhill Historical Society

The Society’s holds an archive collection of photographs, Nhill Free Press newpapers 1882 to present day, Shire rates, cemetery records, family histories. The museum has a collection of household items, wedding gowns and other personal articles.

Geelong Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1944, and is dedicated to fostering and presenting historical research, and collaborating with exhibitions and public programs, to highlight the historical significance of Geelong and District.

Ararat and District Historical Society

The Society operates the Langi Morgala Museum. The museum holds an eclectic collection of items. These include aboriginal artefacts, thousands of photographs (mostly of local interest), everyday items used in the home and in local businesses, and collections relating to…

Bendigo Family History Group

This group is a branch of Family History Connections formerly the  Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS), Blackburn, Melbourne. The Bendigo Family History Group holds monthly meetings with invited speakers, and has an extensive resource collection which is housed in…

Bendigo Historical Society

The Society was formed in 1931. This site has a lot of information on Bendigo, known also officially as Sandhurst in former times, and its interesting and vibrant history which spans the spectacular gold ‘rush’ that disrupted the early colonial…

Tea Tree Gully & District Historical Society

The Society was formed in March 2001 with the aim to promote community interest and to record the history of the area. The History link has a short history plus details of the first council chambers, the Snake Gully bridge,…

Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria

This group aims to provide a forum for Chinese Australian family historians and established researchers of Chinese Australia as well as post-graduate students and academics undertaking research into aspects of Chinese Australian history and culture. It also aims to investigate,…

Mount Horrocks Historial Society

The Mount Horrocks Historical Society is a local Society formed in 1983 to preserve, record and research the history of the area from Sevenhill to Leasingham (now including Auburn and Undalya) in South Australia. The Society has premises in Watervale…

Port Adelaide Historical Society

The Port Adelaide Historical Society has been working to preserve and protect the history of Port Adelaide and environs area since 1972. Our collections consist of framed pictures, photographs, maps, books, artefacts, printed ephemera and maritime memorabilia dating back to…

Pioneers Association of South Australia

This Association was was founded in 1935 and aims to:  Perpetuate the memory of the pioneers of early settlement in South Australia; establish and maintain a faithful record of the pioneers for the benefit of present and future generations; encourage…