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Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives Port Fairy, 3284

Museum and Family Research

Contact Information

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Port Fairy Historical Society P.O. Box 152 Port Fairy VIC 3284 (map)
phone
+61 0355682263

Contact

Opening Hours

2pm to 5pm Wednesday and Saturday. Sunday 10.30am to 12.30pm Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus we will not be opening again until September. Although we are closed if you have family research or other questions about our history please use our email address and one of our members will get back to you. Please stay safe!

Entry Fee

$5 adult 12 - 18 years $1 Under 12 free

Location

30 Gipps Street Port Fairy 3284

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Port Fairy and District Local History is our focus from earliest records to present day Documents, photographs, objects, books

Significance

Very early settlement of Victoria, provided one of the first members of the Victorian parliament, one of a very few settlements based on Special Surveys

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1403 items

Slip

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

White lawn Slip: White lawn slip with lace trim around neck lace trim around armholes, 2 bands of lace trim around the bottom edge with 3 lines of decorative machining between them

Historical information

Owned by Hazel Evans Nee Watson or Regent street.

Cape

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Cape- black grograin embroidered corelli work edged with black feather, satin lined and quilted . Three pockets

Historical information

not recorded

Photograph - SS Casino Memorial Pt Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

This Memorial was set up in memory of the nine people who drowned when the S.S.Casino sank in Apollo Bay in 1932.The cement plinth carries a bronze plaque with the names of the nine people who drowned on one side, the propeller, the wreck bell used to alert the lifeboat crew that there was an incident in the bay and for many years a large barometer that was consulted by the local fishermen before setting out to sea. A memorial Service is held each year on July the 10th at 11 am the time that the sinking took place. The Casino was about to celebrate her 50th year of plying the southwest trade route.

Flask,Perfume

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Nickel silver perfume flask

Photograph - cannon Sir John Byng

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white Photograph

Historical information

The Cannon used to be in front of our Library (mechanics Institute), it was removed by Local Council for restoration and after occupying several locations was stolen and has never been recovered. The cannon was called the "Sir John Byng' as it was believed to have come from the ship with the same name. It had never been proven either way.

Dress, ladies

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

A short cream taffeta frock for evening/cocktail wear

Historical information

not recorded

Dress

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

black skirt and matching bodice lace neckline and button decorated sleeves and belt

Historical information

Owned by Mrs Revell Great grandmother of Mrs Shirley Humphrys (Nee Freckleton)

Photograph - Albert Road

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Coloured photograph

Hat

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

black top hat, tall crown, cream lined: brown leather case with lid and red lining

Historical information

Owner: Edmund Moutray Esq. died on voyage from London to Adelaide 1860.Mrs. V. Rowley, daughter, and Moutray family, Port Fairy district

Significance

An example of an heirloom and it’s connection to family

Inscriptions & Markings

brim: 720/ 678 crown: extra quality/ Lincoln/ Bennett/ & Co. base of case: E. Moutray

Portrait photograph - Hill, Alexander George Mayor of Borough of Port Fairy 1944 1945 1962 1970

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black & white portrait of Alexander Hill wearing mayoral robes and jabot

Historical information

Alexander George Hill Mayor 1944 1945 1962 1970 His home and boot shop was in Sackville Street - first shop from the old Post office corner. Alex was very involved in the Port Fairy Football Club.

Photograph - Mason, Jim

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black & white photograph

Postcard - The Crags, rocky coast. Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Rocky coast Port Fairy No !0

Lamp

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

small bedside kerosene lamp

Historical information

This small lamp is the type used as a child's night light. It was found in the grounds of Mr and Mrs H. Hanley's home 12 Sackville Street Port Fairy in 1987

Photograph - Court House 1853

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Domestic item - Iron, Flat

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

3 flat irons

Historical information

Cast iron flat irons

Inscriptions & Markings

not ledgible

Table runner

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Cream linen runner with red and green motifs on ends hand crocheted edges and irish crochet

Historical information

Used by Narelle Chapman's family

Photograph,Copy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Copy of original

Historical information

St.Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Port Fairy. The original photograph held by Father O'Toole.

Inscriptions & Markings

none

Photograph - Royal Australian Naval Forces Group

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white Photograph

Historical information

Royal Australian Naval Forces Group, possibly including local men.

Photograph - Gardens - Gates

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Doyley

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

white round doyley crocheted around a linen centre

Historical information

Used by Narelle Chapman's family

Postcard - South Beach 1921

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Aberline Copyright printed in Germany

Collar, Ladies

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black net collar- embroidered with jet beads and black sequins

Historical information

not recorded

laminted copy - Diving board south Beach 1926

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

port Fairy

Photograph - Pathway in Gardens, Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Float, Fishing

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Glass fishing float: Glass fishing float with rope netting attached

Historical information

used by Port Fairy Fishermen

Photograph - TSS Coramba with record wool cargo

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

B&W photograph

Historical information

Owned by the Belfast & Koroit Steamship Co. Used primarily for shipping freight between Port Fairy and Melbourne, the Coramba was lost off Phillip Island during a storm on 30th November 1934. Her location was not discovered until 29th May 2011

Photograph - South Beach Developement

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph - South Beach 16/05/1975 storm

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Inscriptions & Markings

South Beach 16/05/1975 storm The Port Fairy Gazette Phone 14 Printers Publishers Stationers

Photograph - martin's Point

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy