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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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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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125 items

Penny Token - William Bateman Jun & Co Warrnambool 1855 - Front

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

Playing cards, linen grain. Kraft Cheese

Bicentenary tea tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Class books

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Originally Court House Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Matters Postcards Convent St Patrick's

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Chatelaine

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.

Penny token - William Bateman Jun & Co Warrnambool 1855 - Rear

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Medallion W &D FA

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Visiting Card Holder

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Racing Memorabilia

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.

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.

photograph - Olde Courthouse

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Stockings

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

WWII school peace memorial 1945 - Front with map of Australia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Information on William Anderson http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/anderson-william-2885

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

Shooters Year Book 1936

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"

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.

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

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

Pipe Papers

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Kirkstall Hotel

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

Photograph - Bruce's Hotel, Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Presbytery of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

1854 Penny Coin - tail

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Court house Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Earings

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pre decimal coins

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Drumfern Inn, Koroit, Victoria

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Boot Last

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Donated by John Cork 11.9.89

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church and Infant Jesus Church

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Court house pass

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Mechanic Institute keys

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Queen Victoria 60 Year Medal (Diamond Jubilee) - Back

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Black Nugget Tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Australia Day Achievement Medals

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Sewing items

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Koroit Theatre

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

cuff link

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Allansford School

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

Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923 - Handicap Trial Stakes page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

includes advert for Bazaar in the Mechanics Institute