Local Historical Society which collects, document, research, preserve and make available to the wider community for their enjoyment and education items that show development of the Dandenong district form early settlement to present day.

Our collection

We have an almost complete collection of the Dandenong Journal dating from 1887. We also have extensive copies of the Dandenong Advertiser from 1880 to its end in 1950, and fragments of The News, and the Berwick Times. Our photographic collection is largely based on the works of local professional photographers until about the mid 1960s, however the collection has been extensively added to over the years, by donation (accidental collection) or taking current photographs (deliberate collection) and now includes about 16,000 items. The Society's collection also includes books, magazines, theses, documents, records, and ephemera.