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Koroit & District Historical Society Koroit, VIC

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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.

Contact Information

location
Victoria Park High Street Koroit VIC (map)
phone
+61 Sec.Dianne Gale 0439987545
Contact

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

Location

Victoria Park High Street Koroit VIC

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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.

Annmaree Sharkey 22 April 2016 1:07 AM

Thank you for displaying the little cast iron cobbler's shoe last from Sharkey's Shoe Repair shop that was once in Commercial Road, Koroit. The shop was once owned by my grandfather and then my late Uncle Stan Sharkey.

Rex Matthews 23 May 2016 1:48 PM

After info on a Alexander Brodie, chemist he came back to Koroit after going insolvent at Talbot from 1863-69 when he was killed in a horse fall.Not sure if he started up a chemist shop in town, after a shop photo or add for his business if we can , started in Portland 1843. Rex Secretary of South West Bottle & Collectable Club. 03 55284243.

bill silo 9 August 2016 3:10 PM

thankes fir thee awesomely col stuff that u showeed mi

abbey kerr 9 August 2016 3:14 PM

i love finn so much and will is so cool and awesome and i have a pretty sister

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Playing cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Sewing items

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Elastic Bands

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Kirkstall's St Patrick's School Banner

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

This was the banner used on sports days.

Koroit Racing Club Spring Meeting 1926 Programme - Koroit Racing Club Spring Meeting 1926 Official Programme, Dec 4, Front Page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Medallions

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

One is hard to see but says 1879. Three are school medallions: The triumph of liberty and justice. Victory Medal

St Josephs RC church - Church of Infant Jesus Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photo - Duffus Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Victorian Agricultural Society Medal

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Circular medal with small knob on top.

Historical information

This medal, dated 1858, was awarded to local farmer Marcus Macartney by the Victorian Agricultural Society on the 21 April 1858, for the prize 'Potatoes

Significance

The medal is of local historical significance"for its association with the early promotion of agriculture in Victoria through public shows and competitions in the 1850's; and its link to the emergence of the Koroit-Tower Hill area,with its rich volcanic soil, as a properous farming district, especially for potato-growing." (Helen Doyle, Significance Assesment: Koroit & District Historical Society.)

Inscriptions & Markings

Äround circumference/""EXTRA PRIZE VICTORIAN AGRICULTUREAL SOCIETY. Engraving on medal "Potatoes/Awarded To/Mr Marcus Macartney /April 21st/1858 Reverse

Photograph - Allansford School

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Earings

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Tower Hill Racing Club Annual Meeting 1921 Official Programme - Front Page Tower Hill Racing Club Annual Meeting 1921 Official Programme

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Bicentenary tea tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Chatelaine

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Barber's equipment

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Items as follows: leather strop for sharpening, shaving soap brush, strop dressing for leather, cut throat razors x 6, sharpening stone, clippers, leather razor case.

Postcard - Commercial Road, Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Gem razor

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pipe Papers

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pre decimal coins

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

bottle - R S Corson Chemist Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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.

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Silvered brass, shaped round with a loop.

Inscriptions & Markings

This medal is inscribed with Liberty and Justice

Boot and Shoe Repair

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Comes from Sharkey's Store Repairs, Commercial rd, Koroit

Glass Slide

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

A square glass slide comprised of photographic film sandwiched between two fine glass sheets donated by Koroit Theatre Management

Historical information

Used for advertising at the movies shown at The Koroit Theatre. Ogles had a radio store in Commercial Rd Koroit.

Significance

This is part of collection of glass slides of historical and aesthetic significance to the local area of Koroit and district, and extending to the Warrnambool area. This collection could also have potential for state level significance. "Helen Doyle - Significance Assessment

Inscriptions & Markings

Theatre Advertising for ""Ogles Radio and Electrical Services"' Koroit a business from the 1950's.

Beaurepaire Shield 1953 detail - Koroit Young Farmers Club Aggregate

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Acorn finial

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink Wells

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photographic Plate and photo of Robinson Bros Grain Store - Photographic Plate

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pot Pourri bag

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Australia Day Achievement Medals

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Bruce's Hotel, Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Beaurepaire Shield 1953 detail - Koroit Young Farmers Club

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Lady's compact

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Koroit aerial shot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

PAR0001 to PAR0003 Photocopy of a black and white photograph. Aerial photograph of Koroit 1936. Writing would probably be by Rhoda Hindhaugh formerly Stevenson nee Barr. Souvenir aerial photograph taken by The Argus newspaper 1936. The buildings have been named in pen entered at a later date.

Compass

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Seward handkerchief

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Koroit aerial shot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

PAR0001 to PAR0003 Photocopy of a black and white photograph. Aerial photograph of Koroit 1936. Writing would probably be by Rhoda Hindhaugh formerly Stevenson nee Barr. Souvenir aerial photograph taken by The Argus newspaper 1936. The buildings have been named in pen entered at a later date.

Tower Hill Racing Club Annual Meeting 1921 Official Programme - Ladies' Bracelet race page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Courthouse Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Round with loop, made of silvered bronze

Historical information

Schools victory medal awarded to school children( 0-14 years of age) of the Commonwealth of Australia. This was a commemorative medal to mark the end of world war 1. Victorian children received their medals on Friday 14th July and on "Peace Day" on Saturday 19th July.