Local Historical Societies

There are 11 local history groups in Nillumbik who celebrate the history of individual townships and districts. These volunteer organisations play an important role in preserving the unique heritage of our Shire. 

Andrew Ross Museum

Main Rd Kangaroo Ground 3097, opposite general store (Melway 271 E11)
Postal address: PO Box 1232, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097
Contact: Chairman, Warwick Leeson OAM 9712 0801 or 0439 347 797
Email: info@andrewrossmuseum.org.au
Website: www.andrewrossmuseum.org.au 

Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute

906 Arthurs Creek Road, Arthurs Creek 3099
Contact: Ruth White 9714 8438

Eltham District Historical Society

Eltham Local History Centre, 728 Main Road Eltham 3095 (Melway 21 J7)
Postal address: PO Box 137, Eltham VIC 3095
Contact: Russell Yeoman  9439 9717
Email: edhsoffice@gmail.com
Website: elthamhistory.wordpress.com

Greensborough Historical Society Inc

34 Glenauburn Rd Lower Plenty 3093 (Melway 21 A8)
Postal address: 4 Jenna Cl, Greensborough 3088
Contact: Noel Withers 9435 4513
Email: info@greensboroughhistorical.org.au
Website: www.greensboroughhistorical.org.au 

Hurstbridge and District Local History Group

Allwood House
Corner Arthurs Creek and Heidelberg-Kinglake Roads, Hurstbridge (Melway 185 K8)
Postal address: PO Box 416, Hurstbridge VIC 3099
Contact: Pam Lawson 9718 2271
Email: pajala@netspace.net.au

Friends of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Inc

385 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road
Kangaroo Ground, Melbourne 3097
Contact: 0418 356 768 President

Nillumbik Historical Society Inc

Ellis Cottage
10 Nillumbik Square, Diamond Creek (Melway 12 F5)
Postal address: PO Box 310, Diamond Creek VIC 3089
Phone: 9438 5619
Email: elliscottage@gmail.com
Website: nillumbikhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com.au/

Nillumbik Reconciliation Group

See the Reconciliation page for details

Plenty Historical Society Inc

27 Howell Road, Plenty
Contact: Carmel Cunningham 9435 7536 or Alan Pearce 9435 9117

Queenstown Cemetery Trust

70 Smiths Gully Road, Smiths Gully (Melway 264 H3)
Postal address: PO Box 59, Smiths Gully  VIC  3760
Contact: Elizabeth Wykes 9718 1245

St Andrews-Queenstown Historical Society

St Andrews Community Centre
Kinglake-Heidelberg Road, St Andrews (Melway 250 E10)
Postal address: PO Box 9, St Andrews  VIC  3761
Contact: Gaye Ponting 9438 5856

Warrandyte Historical Society

Warrandyte Historical Museum
111 Yarra Street, Warrandyte (Melway 23 E11)
Postal Address: PO Box 67, Warrandyte VIC 3113
Contact: Museum phone 9844 4176

Yarrambat Historical Society

Yarrambat Heritage Museum
Yarrambat Park, Yan Yean Road, Yarrambat (Melway 184 F5)
Postal address: PO Box 1, Yarrambat VIC 3091
Contact: John Szekfy 9435 5320 or Brendon Smith 9436 1356 
Website: www.yarrambathistoricalsociety.org.au/

 

Local History Collections

Diamond Valley Library
Civic Drive, Greensborough (Melway 11 A10)
Phone: 9434 3809

Eltham Library
Panther Place  Eltham (Melway 21 J5)
Phone: 9439 9266

Visit the local history collections at the Eltham and Diamond Valley libraries. Historical images are available on the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website.  November each year is local history month at libraries.