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Birregurra Historical Society Birregurra, VIC

Local district historical and resource centre. Collection is based around the original collection by the late Jessie Tillack who was a lifetime resident, as were her parents. The Centre is housed in a building which was given to the group as a permanent home in 2000.

The collection has been added to significantly since with photographs and items etc. from local family histories etc. and other collections. The Centre shares space with the local paper and as such maintains current historical records as well as past.

It is an active historical centre with approximately 20 members. The Centre has produced a number of books and is currently researching material for several books, including, Warncoort History and Houses in Birregurra; Residential History.

Contact Information

location
45 Main Street Birregurra VIC (map)
phone
+61 03 5236 2665
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Opening Hours

Wed: 10am to 12pm. Sun: 2pm to 4pm Or by appointment

Location

45 Main Street Birregurra VIC

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Local district historical and resource centre. Collection is based around the original collection by the late Jessie Tillack who was a lifetime resident, as were her parents. The Centre is housed in a building which was given to the group as a permanent home in 2000.
The collection has been added to significantly since with photographs and items etc. from local family histories etc. and other collections. The Centre shares space with the local paper and as such maintains current historical records as well as past.
It is an active historical centre with aprox. 20 members. The Centre has produced a number of books and is currently researching material for several books, including, Warncoort History and Houses in Birregurra; Residential History.

Significance

Important to local district both as a resource centre and social centre for older members. The Centre is registered as a POD.
We are used as a resource centre for people researching local and family histories and have a wide range of materials for people to access.

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Birregurra Historical Society, Birregurra

Silver plated metal cylinder with metal screw top stopper

Historical information

Donated to collection. Used in 1950s as hot water bottle to warm bed in cold Western District homes.

Significance

Household object in 1950s

Inscriptions & Markings

PAT APPN 6368/42 Sunrise stainless steel Melbourne

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Birregurra Historical Society, Birregurra

Embroidered post card from 1917 WW1 'Home Sweet Home'. Additional small Christmas card included in an inside pocket.

Historical information

World War 1 1917 embroidered postcard from nephew of Jim Purcell to his aunt and uncle.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Mr John Purcell / Clearview / Birregurra / Victoria / Australia All well from your ever loving nep (sic) (nephew) Christmas card reads A Merry Xmas to all Jim