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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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The Society holds a collection of historical documents and photographs and other information which is of assistance to those carrying out historical or genealogical research.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

Bicentenary tea tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

1854 Penny Coin - Head

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

medal - Croix de Guerre avec Palme

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

A cast bronze medal comprising a cross pattee interspersed with crossed swords. The medal is held by a green ribbon which has 7 thin red vertical stripes. Across the ribbon is a bronze palm which is a symbol of victory

Historical information

This is a relatively rare award for Australian soldiers with only 213 Australians awarded this medal during WW1

Significance

Awarded between 1915 and 1919 and is thought to have been awarded to a Koroit district soldier.

Kirkstall's St Patrick's School Banner

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Historical information

This was the banner used on sports days.

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

Photograph - Originally Court House Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Commemorative Medal Borough of Koroit - Front

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Black Nugget Tin

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Beaurepaire Shield 1953 detail - Koroit Young Farmers Club

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

The Differential and Integral Calculus by Millar

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

First Communion Koroit Convent of St Patrick

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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.

Presbytery of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Postcard - Commercial Road, Koroit

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Drumfern Inn

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Presbytery of the Infant Jesus Church and Infant Jesus Church

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Sewing items

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Acorn finial

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Racing Memorabilia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Personal Ash Tray

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Elastic Bands

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

cuff link

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pack of cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

Playing cards, linen grain. Kraft Cheese

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.

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

Australia Day Achievement Medals

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus and Presbytery

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photocopy - Koroit Theatre

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Matters Postcards Convent St Patrick's

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

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

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Ink well

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Bag needle

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Visiting Card Holder

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Convent of St Patrick

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Pocket Watch

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Church of Infant Jesus

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Warrnambool and District Farmers(?) Association Life Membership Medallion - Warrnambool and District Farmers(?) Association Life Membership Medallion Martin Bourke 1922

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Photograph - Drumfern Inn, Koroit, Victoria

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

WWII school peace memorial 1945 - Front with map of Australia

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

photograph - Courthouse Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Playing cards

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit