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Sebastopol & District Historical Society Sebastopol, Victoria

Displays of photographs back to the mid 1800's, family histories, relics and maps from the gold mining era, etc.

Contact Information

43 Albion Street Sebastopol Victoria 3356 (map)
+61 53358476


Opening Hours

First Sunday of the month. 2 - 4 pm

Entry Fee

A donation to the society would be appreciated if you are just wanting to take a look around, if you want to research or the society to do research for you, a $20 fee applies.


185 Yarrowee Street Sebastopol Victoria

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The society has a wonderful collection of historical items ranging from the middle 1800s to current time. We have a family history section that is being added to constantly, which is of great help to many of our visitors who are researching their family history or other related research. Some of the topics that can be researched are, mining, local schools, Borough of Sebastopol memorabilia, photos, furniture that came from the Borough, many items from former residents of Sebastopol.

Sue McArthur 30 March 2012 11:56 AM

Just to bring to your attention that there is a spelling mistake in the title of the group. It should read SebastOpol, not SebastApol.

Administrator 5 June 2012 4:58 PM

Thank you, Sue. It has now been fixed.

Greg Hill 26 February 2016 12:13 PM

I am researching the early pottery works in Ballarat and Lal Lal for publication. You might know me from an exhibition at the Ballarat Art Gallery in 2005 on 'Remued Art Pottery' and many others. I am looking for any relevant information, objects, photographs etc. of the following potteries: Robert Smith (1826-68), James Plumridge (1819-1902, Pioneer Pottery), Thomas Leighton (1845-c1910, Knight’s Pottery), Andrew Knight (1837-1922, Knight’s/Victoria Pottery), George Marks (1839-1918, Ballarat Pottery), James Turton (1835-1914, Knight’s Pottery), Victor Ringner (c1830-1900, A1 Pottery). These potteries were clustered in Mopoke Gully, near the Ballarat Cemetery and at Lal Lal and operated in the 1850/60s. I am not interested in any other potteries post 1875. I am told you have a map with potteries marked on it in Sebastopol. Regards Greg (03)9775 8241

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Brass blotter

Sebastopol & District Historical Society, Sebastopol

This rocking-style blotter has an unusual artistic handle of brass, with a punched panel and fine decorative trim.

Writing Box

Sebastopol & District Historical Society, Sebastopol

Portable Writing Box. A wooden box with a hinged lid which opens to form a sloping writing desk, with inset purple velvet writing surface decorated in gold with an inscription. Writing surface is hinged & opens to 2 large storage compartments. Exterior veneered in dark figured hardwood. Circular lock at frontwith missing circular escutcheon. Top includes inlaid brass circular medallion. surface:

Historical information

This box was presented to Miss Clark in recognition of her services as Organist at the Wesleyan Church Sebastopol, Victoria. It was presented in September 1885. Wm Williams . Minister


Historical & Personal significance both to the Wesleyan Church, Sebastopol Victoria & the Clark family.

Inscriptions & Markings

Interior, inscription written in gold on purple velvet writing surface. "Presented to Miss Clark,by the Trustees of the Wesleyan Church, Sebastopol,in grateful recognition of her faithful and efficient services as Organist. Wm. Williams, Minister. September 1885.

Cigar Tin

Sebastopol & District Historical Society, Sebastopol

Rectangular metal cigar tin with hinged lid. Gold coloured with image of the Prince of Wales on lid. Contains six of the original ten 1920 cigars

Inscriptions & Markings

"Prince Charming" in red & yellow lettering