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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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

Mechanic Institute keys

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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"

First Communion Koroit Convent of St Patrick

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

1854 Penny Coin - tail

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Acorn finial

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Courthouse Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

The Differential and Integral Calculus by Millar

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Drumfern Inn, Koroit, Victoria

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Lady's compact

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Racing Memorabilia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Class book

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Class book of Mollie Farley from St Ann's Convent Warrnambool

Ink well

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

Class books

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

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.

cuff link

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Allansford School

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.

Pipe Papers

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Gem razor

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Crowe Family

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photocopy

Historical information

Prominent Early Family of Koroit

Significance

Robert Crowe held several positions of note in Koroit's early development

Black Nugget Tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch - back

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Seward handkerchief

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photo - Duffus Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Kirkstall Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Boot Last

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Donated by John Cork 11.9.89

Convent of St Patrick

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Koroit Theatre

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Framed Map of Australia

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.

photograph - Drumfern Inn

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Bruce's Hotel, Koroit

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

photograph - Court house Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pot Pourri bag

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Fountain pen

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Australia Day Achievement Medals

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - black and white - S. Baxter

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...

St Josephs RC church - Church of Infant Jesus Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Bicentenary tea tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Kirkstall Racing Club Race Book Annual Meeting Feb 10 1923 - Kirkstall Racing Club Annual Meeting Feb 10 1923

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

Sentinel Printing Works