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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

CWA Commemorative Key

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Cardboard Key with signatures 1933-1954

Historical information

This cardboard key commemorated the 21st birthday of the Koroit CWA in 1954 and was signed by all members as well as members from neighbouring branches.

Significance

This is the only artefact at the society that clearly states who the Koroit members were in 1954.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title "1933-1954 / CWA / Koroit" followed by numerous signatures

Church of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Hulm Family

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

A family of nine people comprising the Hulm Family of Kirkstall. Man standing second from the right is Bert (Herbert) Hulm who was married Emily Lenehan.

Historical information

Bert Hulm was born on 20/06/1891 and died 04/12/1967. He was a Corporal (5110) of the 46th Battalion, and was gassed during World War One. His children were Chriss, Pauline and Bill.

1854 Penny Coin - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Boot Last

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Donated by John Cork 11.9.89

photocopy - Koroit Theatre

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Gibbons Reunion Ribbon

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

WWII school peace memorial 1945 - Front with map of Australia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923 - Handicap Trial Stakes page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

includes advert for Bazaar in the Mechanics Institute

Photograph - Koroit Sentinel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus

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

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Personal Ash Tray

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Fountain pen

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Elastic Bands

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - black and white - S. Baxter

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Medallion W &D FA

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Andrew Young Shop Saddle and Harness Maker

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Button-up boot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Spectacles

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Tussock burner

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

The tussock burner is a long handled tool with a fuel burner at one end.

Historical information

This hand tool was used to reduce tussock grass by burning. It comprised of a long wooden handle with a wick and fuel container at one end. This kind of implement was used in the early 20th Century up until around the 1940s.

Significance

The tussock burner is of local historical significance as an example of the kind of hand tools used during the period of early farming in the Koroit district. The significance is increased by its possible connection to Joseph Patrick Lee, farmer of Wangoom.

Visiting Card Holder

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

The Royal mail coach with passengers along with people, horses and a dog posed for the photograph outside Bruce's Koroit Hotel

Historical information

For more information on this hotel see "Time Gentlemen Please"

Acorn finial

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Drumfern Inn

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Australia Day Achievement Medals

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink Wells

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Queen Victoria 60 Year Medal (Diamond Jubilee) - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

Playing cards, linen grain. Kraft Cheese

photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Black Nugget Tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Olde Courthouse

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Postcard - Commercial Road, Koroit

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.

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Racing Memorabilia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church and Infant Jesus Church

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit