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Stawell Historical Society Inc Stawell, VIC

To preserve the history of Stawell from 1850s to present time.

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 Longfield Street Stawell is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4:30pm

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Contact Information

location
46 Longfield St Stawell Victoria 3380 (map)
phone
+61 03 53583789

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Opening Hours

10 am to 4 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays weekly.

Entry Fee

$5 per adult donation to view the Museum which includes permanent gold field display historic photographs plus rotating theme displays such as Norwellan Woolen Mill and Stawell Timber Industries. Charges apply for research at $15 per hour negotiable for larger research projects.

Location

46 Longfield St Stawell VIC

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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.

Sue Richards 5 May 2019 5:15 PM

How can I get copies of you photos please.

Gary Withers 6 May 2019 10:53 AM

Hi. You can get access to photos and information in our collection by contacting the Historical Society by phone 53583789 or email [email protected] with a request. We are open on Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 to 4:00. We have a very minimal research fee of $10 per hour or less if it involves a lot of research. Regards Gary Withers.

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Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Large Cardboard mounted print

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Stawell Technical School Aerial Photograph of Students on Oval taken 1967. Includes Royal Exchange Hotel, Police Station and Court House in Patrick Street as well as Skene Street Frontage and buildings of school.

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June 5th 1967

Heater element

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Ceramic and metal coil element, metal screw in base

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From the site of “Collins Brickworks” in the early days of Pleasant Creek/ Stawell

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A good example of part of working equipment from one of 4 early gold rush days industry in Stawell

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None visible

Clay cup

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Unfired clay cup with brownish /red stains on the inside and some paler stains on the outside. Handle constructed from a separate piece of clay and joined on.

Significance

Made in Stawell by a local manufacturer.

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None

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Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

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White. David elected 1886

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Maher. William Francis 1932 ? 1948

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Kilpatrick. W.A. 1942 ? 1947

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Monaghan. Patrick (Inspector & Valuer 1874 to 1914)

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Holden. James elected 1874

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Hutchings. James elected 1888

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Macintosh Charles (JP)

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Murton. W. A. elected 1898

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Kofoed. John elected 1867

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Dalziel. John elected 1917

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McGregor. Malcolm 1872

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Maconachie. Gordon 1877

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Cameron. Hugh McFarlane

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Best. Henry 1893 (Elected to Council)

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Williamson. Samuel (Hon) c1889

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Skene. Thomas (Hon) 1888. Skene Street Named after him.

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L. Mina Fisher who later married Stan. Stan Wathena in WW1 Army uniform & Ethen 1916

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Jackson Annie & Fair. Alfred 12/7/1899 & Lieut Norman Leslie Jackson

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Jackson Annie & Fair. Alfred 12/7/1899 & Lieut Norman Leslie Jackson

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Mary Ann Andrewartha (G.G. Grandmother of Debra Mason)

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John Basil Punchard

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Norman and Doll Punchard

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Walter and Ethel Punchard

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John Alfred Punchard

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John Alfred Punchard

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John Bussel Punchard

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Mary Ann Punchard nee Clifton