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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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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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131 items

Class book

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

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

Sewing items

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Shooters Year Book 1936

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Koroit Theatre

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Koroit aerial shot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Queen Victoria 60 Year Medal (Diamond Jubilee) - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of the Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

St Josephs RC church - Church of Infant Jesus Koroit

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.

Queen Victoria 60 Year Medal (Diamond Jubilee) - Back

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Convent of St Patrick

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

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

safety match box holders

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

rectangular metal wrap around covers for safety match boxes. Each has advertising or promotional printing on them. cover a contains an original box of Bryant and May crown safety matches.

Inscriptions & Markings

a. advertising E. Bourke's Koroit Hotel with a photo of the Australian Eleven 1930 on reverse. b. Photo of the Dog on the Tucker Box with a poem "Bill the Bullocky" on reverse. c. Souvenir of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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.

Boot Last

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

Donated by John Cork 11.9.89

Commemorative Medal Borough of Koroit - Front

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 - Court house Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Spectacles

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Lady's compact

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

Koroit aerial shot

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Black and white photograph copy of original

Historical information

Photograph hanging in chambers at Koroit library

Inscriptions & Markings

Koroit Vic. July 1985 Ian Oswald-Jacobs

Bag needle

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.

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.

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.

cuff link

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Kirkstall Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Koroit Sentinel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Compass

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

1854 Penny Coin - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Andrew Young Shop Saddle and Harness Maker

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Black Nugget Tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Playing cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Boot and Shoe Repair

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

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

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Beaurepaire Shield 1953 detail - Koroit Young Farmers Club

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pot Pourri bag

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Medallion W &D FA

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Chatelaine

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

Acorn finial

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Fire at Koroit Co-Op

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.

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"