Local history societies
Carlton Community History Group
The Carlton Community History Group’s main objectives are to:
- preserve the past & the present for the future.
- consolidate existing records of individuals & groups who have worked on local history in the past.
- identify significant gaps in the recording and documentation of Carlton’s history.
The group meets at the Carlton Library on the first Monday of the month (excluding January). Membership is $10 annually.
Princes Hill North Carlton Heritage Network
Collingwood Historical Society
The Collingwood Historical Society is a local group that:
- promotes conservation of Collingwood's heritage places
collects historical material relating Collingwood, Clifton Hill and Abbotsford
- records history in the form of photos, oral history audiocassettes, and publications
- promotes public awareness of local history
- organises events such as seminars, displays and history walks
- carries out research.
The society welcomes new members and seeks historical material for donation or loan.
The Collingwood Historical Society, with the support of Council and Heritage Victoria, has installed a number of plaques across Collingwood and Clifton Hill which identify sites of significance relating to the industrial heritage of the area.
Six of the plaques have been generated by the Collingwood Historical Society and Council (green plaques) and six plaques have been produced by Heritage Victoria (blue plaques).
To find out more about these sites and their colourful histories click here.
Contact: The Local History Librarian
Phone: 9426 5624
Mail: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford Vic 3067
The Fitzroy History Society Inc
The Fitzroy History Society comprises a group of people interested in Fitzroy's history. Monthly committee meetings, activities such as local walks, films, lectures, visits, tours and social events are held throughout the year. The society does not collect or acquire historical material, or own its own premises. With close links to City of Yarra Councillors, the society is active in matters regarding the built environment and in the preservation and protection of the historical aspects of Fitzroy. Membership is $10 per annum.
Mail: P.O.Box 180, Fitzroy 3065
Richmond and Burnley Historical Society
The Richmond and Burnley Historical Society is a group of people interested in the history of the Richmond and Burnley areas. Organised and run by volunteers, this society maintains its own local studies collection, which is organised and run by volunteers. New members are welcome. Currently the collection is open Sunday afternoons.
Mail: 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121
Phone: 9428 6231 (Sunday afternoons)
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