• Historical Societies

The rich gold-era and pastoral history of the Loddon Valley is captured by the hard working volunteers at the numerous Historical Societies across the region. 

Each works tirelessly to bring to life the captivating history of their towns and villages and can help people interested in tracing their family history to the Loddon Valley. Hobby genealogists and professional historians alike will find a wealth of knowledge and research materials at each of the Historical Societies listed below.  


Boort Historical Society 

The Boort Historical Society's Court House Museum houses an extensive collection of items of significant historical interest. The Museum is open from 2pm to 4pm each Friday or at other times by appointment for an opening fee.


East Loddon Historical Society

Formally known as the Mitiamo Public Hall built in 1885, this venue is now a museum. It houses a varied collection of local memorabilia and maintains an extensive variety of local historic community and family records.

Open every Tuesday from 11am -3pm or by appointment. Entry charge per person. Tour groups welcome. Become a 'Friend of the Society' for a small annual fee.


Inglewood Historical Society

A member of Western Victoria Association of Historical Societies, Inglewood Historical Society obtained tenancy of the Historic Courthouse, which closed in 1983. This magnificent building of red local brick, was built in 1866, and has more than stood the test of time, being in excellent condition some 134 years on, the original furnishings have been retained. In 1993 the building was completely restored inside, being tastefully decorated in its original colour scheme.

The Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm at the Inglewood Courthouse, Southey Street.


Korong (Wedderburn) Historical Society

Situated in the old Shire of Korong building the historical society houses the collections of Korong Rate Books, Inglewood Advertiser, Korong Vale Lance, Wedderburn Express, Masons records, Korong Bush Nursing records, Avoca Forest School records and district Hall Committee records.

It also holds a collection of photos and information on local families, schools, churches, events and gold mining history.

Open Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am-3.00pm or by appointment, please contact the Loddon Visitor Information Centre to organise.


Pyramid Hill Historical Society

The Pyramid Hill (Gordon Shire) Historical Society was formed in 1965 and since then has undertaken the enormous task of collecting, documenting and cataloguing over 8000 historically significant items. The museum is open to the public every Tuesday from 10am to 3pm. All other times are by appointment.


Tarnagulla Histroy Archive

Tarnagulla is a township that grew quickly in the Victorian Gold Rush. Today it is a small community with a wealth of history. TheTarnagulla History Archive preserves the history of the surrounding area. The archive is open on the second Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm at the Tarnagulla Public Hall

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