Established to record and preserve the history of Stawell from 1850s to present time and carry out research into Stawell,s history.

Collection contains early Stawell newspapers, photographs, historical records and museum objects make up this collection which is available for research. (Appointments are advised). Location is a custom built research centre and archive stores attached to the rear of the historic 1860 Pleasant Creek Court House currently used as a small museum.

Research Centre located on the Western Highway in Longfield Street Stawell is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4:30pm.

Our collection

Stawell Historical Society Incorporated (1965)

Cemetery Records: Ashens, Burrum Burrum (Banyena), Concongella, Crowlands, Deep Lead, Glenorchy, Gray's Bridge, (Marnoo) Great Western, Navarre, Rupanyup, Stawell (Pleasant Creek). Stawell (One Tree Hill). Church Records: Church of England, St Patrick's Catholic Church, Methodist Church, St Mathew's Presbyterian Church, Stawell Hospital Records, School Records, Stawell & District School Records, Stawell Town & Shire Rates, Stawell News Papers, Government Gazettes.

We also have 4,500 plus historic photos of Stawell and district places and people in our collection.

Themes: Shaping Victoria's Environment, Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life