Koroit & District Historical Society

P O Box 118 Koroit Victoria

The Koroit and District Historical Society Inc. aims to foster and share historical interest and knowledge within the district.


The Society was formed in 1983 as a result of efforts to save the Tower Hill Common School from demolition.The fully restored School is now the Society's headquarters.
The Society aims to compile and keep an historical record of the district and work towards the establishment of a museum.
The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.

The Koroit and District Historical Society Inc. aims to foster and share historical interest and knowledge within the district. The Society was formed in 1983 as a result of efforts to save the Tower Hill Common School from demolition.The fully restored School is now the Society's headquarters. The Society aims to compile and keep an historical record of the district and work towards the establishment of a museum.
The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.

Opening Hours

The second Sunday of each month - 11am to 2pm and during the Lake School of Celtic Music Song and Dance (first week in January), Koroit Swap Meet (March), Koroit Irish Festival (April/May), Koroit Show (Nov) and by appointment at other times

Entry Fee

Gold Coin Donation

Telephone

Sec.Dianne Gale 0439987545

About Our Collections ›

Koroit has a collection of historical memorabilia relating to the local district and Koroit township. This includes objects, photographs, documents, books, booklets and some family research records. We have significant records of the early shires and some land settlement.

Significance

We are endeavouring to record and preserve the history of the local district and present. This is important for local clubs and families who wish to research events and happenings.






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Photo - Duffus Koroit Hotel

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Photograph - Originally Court House Hotel

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Crowe Family

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Historical information

Prominent Early Family of Koroit

Significance

Robert Crowe held several positions of note in Koroit's early development

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bottle - R S Corson Chemist Koroit

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clear glass pharmacy bottle that would have held a liquid.

Historical information

R S Corson was a chemist in Koroit in the 1920s. This bottle was unearthed in a garden in the nearby township of Kirkstall.

Significance

The bottle is an example of the type of bottle used by a chemist at this time.

Inscriptions & Markings

the name "R S CORSON/CHEMIST/KOROIT" is moulded into the glass.

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Photograph - Koroit Hotel

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faded sepia, tattered corners,

Historical information

Bruce's hotel, people standing and saddled horse and horse and buggy,

Inscriptions & Markings

Gus Harrington, February 1966 written on rear,Bruce's Koroit Hotel licensed to sell fermented and ____ Liquors

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Photograph - Allansford School

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photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

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Photograph - Koroit Hotel

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Coloured photograph showing Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel in Commercial Road Koroit. It was thought this was taken in the 1980's because of a Carlton and United Brewery Sign on top of the roof.

Historical information

At one time the Koroit Hotel was owned by the Bourke Family. Mickey Bourke owned a famous cockatoo.

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photocopy - Koroit Theatre

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Pocket Watch - Front view

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Koroit Hotel

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The Royal mail coach with passengers along with people, horses and a dog posed for the photograph outside Bruce's Koroit Hotel

Historical information

For more information on this hotel see "Time Gentlemen Please"

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Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923 - Official Programme Page Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923

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photograph - Court house Hotel

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Pocket Watch - back

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photograph - Drumfern Inn

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Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church and Infant Jesus Church

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Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

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Kirkstall Racing Club Race Book Annual Meeting Feb 10 1923 - Kirkstall Racing Club Annual Meeting Feb 10 1923

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Inscriptions & Markings

Sentinel Printing Works

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photograph - Olde Courthouse

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WWI school peace memorial Triumph of Liberty and Justice 1919 - Front of Medallion

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Silvered brass, shaped round with a loop.

Inscriptions & Markings

This medal is inscribed with Liberty and Justice

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Church of the Infant Jesus

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Commemorative Medal Borough of Koroit - Front

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Church of Infant Jesus

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Tussock burner

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The tussock burner is a long handled tool with a fuel burner at one end.

Historical information

This hand tool was used to reduce tussock grass by burning. It comprised of a long wooden handle with a wick and fuel container at one end. This kind of implement was used in the early 20th Century up until around the 1940s.

Significance

The tussock burner is of local historical significance as an example of the kind of hand tools used during the period of early farming in the Koroit district. The significance is increased by its possible connection to Joseph Patrick Lee, farmer of Wangoom.

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photograph - Courthouse Hotel

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Commemorative medals presented to school children 1985 - Front - Borough of Koroit 1870-1985

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WWI school peace memorial Triumph of Liberty and Justice 1919 - Back of Medal

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St Josephs RC church - Church of Infant Jesus Koroit

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Photograph - Drumfern Inn, Koroit, Victoria

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Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church

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