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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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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medal - Croix de Guerre avec Palme

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

A cast bronze medal comprising a cross pattee interspersed with crossed swords. The medal is held by a green ribbon which has 7 thin red vertical stripes. Across the ribbon is a bronze palm which is a symbol of victory

Historical information

This is a relatively rare award for Australian soldiers with only 213 Australians awarded this medal during WW1

Significance

Awarded between 1915 and 1919 and is thought to have been awarded to a Koroit district soldier.

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Beaurepaire Shield 1953 detail - Koroit Young Farmers Club

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

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1854 Penny Coin - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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photocopy - Andrew Young Shop Saddle and Harness Maker

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Convent of St Patrick

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Matters Postcards Convent St Patrick's

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Priest's Robe - Chasuble

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A black robe embroidered with black and silver,The chasuble is Roman style also called sandwich board, Pre- Vatican II style. It is watered silk and it may date from the early 20th C but it may date late 19 Century.

Historical information

This item was used at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Kirkstall from 1910. Although the item is black, black is no longer a liturgical colour after Vatican II.

Significance

This is of historical significance to the people of Kirkstall and Koroit. It has potential spiritual significance of the local catholic population. it represents a typical item of a small village church in the late 19th Century.

Inscriptions & Markings

There is an embroidered symbol on the front that encompasses the letters J H and S. Symbolic braiding.

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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St Josephs RC church - Church of Infant Jesus Koroit

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First Communion Koroit Convent of St Patrick

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Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923 - Handicap Trial Stakes page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

includes advert for Bazaar in the Mechanics Institute

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Photograph - Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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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Penny token - William Bateman Jun & Co Warrnambool 1855 - Rear

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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Photograph - Originally Court House Hotel

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Church of Infant Jesus

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photograph - Courthouse Hotel

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Photograph - Allansford School

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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WWII school peace memorial 1945 - Front with map of Australia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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photograph - Court house Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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Photograph - Drumfern Inn, Koroit, Victoria

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Independent Order of Rechabites Koroit Branch Sash - belonging to William Anderson of "Rosemount"

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Information on William Anderson http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/anderson-william-2885

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Church of Infant Jesus

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Warrnambool and District Farmers(?) Association Life Membership Medallion - Warrnambool and District Farmers(?) Association Life Membership Medallion Martin Bourke 1922

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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Crowe Family

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photocopy

Historical information

Prominent Early Family of Koroit

Significance

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

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photograph - Drumfern Inn

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church and Infant Jesus Church

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1854 Penny Coin - tail

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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Photograph - Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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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Church of the Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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