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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 118 Koroit Victoria 3282 (map)
phone
+61 Secretary, Dianne Gale 0439987545

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 Victoria

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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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1854 Penny Coin - tail

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Koroit aerial shot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Sewing items

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Convent of St Patrick

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Ink well

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

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The Differential and Integral Calculus by Millar

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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.

photograph - Courthouse Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Playing cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Commemorative Medal Borough of Koroit - Front

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pot Pourri bag

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Priest's Robe - Chasuble

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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.

Court house pass

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Matters Postcards Convent St Patrick's

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Lady's compact

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Court house Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Racing Memorabilia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Andrew Young Shop Saddle and Harness Maker

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church

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Spectacles

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

The Kings Choice (Class book)

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

Miss Fulton's Post Office Lending Library -This book was placed in our hygienic steriliser since last read...

Photograph - Allansford School

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Koroit Sentinel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Originally Court House Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Class books

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit