Local history societies

Local History

3078 History Group

The 3078 History Group is a local group researching the history of Alphington and Fairfield, meeting at Alphington Community Centre on a regular basis.
To join their mailing list or for further information, call 9499-7227.


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.

Further enquiries:

Contact: The Local History Librarian
Phone: 9426 5620
Mail: PO Box 304 CLIFTON HILL VIC 3068.
Email:  collingwoodhs@yahoo.com


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.

Further enquiries:

Mail: P.O.Box 180, Fitzroy 3065
Email: fitzroyhistorysociety@yahoo.com.au 


Richmond and Burnley Historical Society

The Richmond and Burnley Historical Society is committed to the collection & preservation of information and material about the history of Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne.
Its holdings include information, photographs, and publications about the people, buildings, homes, industries, schools, societies and groups who were all part of the development of Richmond.

Located on the lower level of the Richmond Library our reference materials provide an amazing insight into Richmond's history. The information is organised into:  Subjects, People, Streets, Industry, Council, Reports, Maps, Newspaper articles, Family Histories, over 3000 photographs, Books and Newsletters, Postal Directories and Rate Records.

Further enquiries:

Location: Lower Level, Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121.
Phone : 9427 1800
Email: richmondhs@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~rbhs/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-and-Burnley-Historical-Society/599118490145829

Hours of operation:
Tuesdays: 2pm - 4pm
Sundays: 2.15pm - 4pm
(Not open: Public Holiday Weekends)

The Richmond & Burnley Historical Society is an independent, incorporated, non-profit organisation and can only carry out activities with the full support of a strong membership and an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

Membership fees:
$25 - Single/Family/Household
$15 - Concession (Pensioner/Student)
$30 - Small business/School



Further information
1300 695 427

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