History Groups - Casey and Surrounds

Local History Societies

Local History Societies have a depth of local knowledge and resources. They may know of old and previous residents from the area. They often have photo collections, local newspaper collections and have local history books for sale.

These groups are run by volunteers. This is a listing of some of the bigger groups in this region. 

For details of Local History Groups in other areas the Royal Historical Society of Victoria website has a full list.

Visit the Royal Historical Society of Victoria website.

Berwick Pakenham Historical Society

Covers the old Shire of Berwick, (Narre Warren, Berwick, Beaconsfield, Officer, Pakenham, Nar Nar Goon, Tynong, Garfield and Bunyip). Museum located at the Corner of Princes Highway and Main Street in Pakenham.

Open Sundays 2 pm -4.30 pm

More information
Honorary Secretary
Mrs Audrey Dodson
Telephone: 5943 2271

Lang Lang & District Historical Society

Museum located in old Infant Welfare Centre, Westernport Road, Lang Lang

Open Sundays 1pm-4pm

More information
www.langlang.net/historical.html

Cranbourne Shire Historical Society

Covers the Old Shire of Cranbourne (Cranbourne, Tooradin, Warneet, etc).

Museum located at the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum, 13 Mickle Street, Tooradin. Generally open weekends 10.30 am - 4 pm.

More information
Telephone: 5998 3643

Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society

Covers the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp area – Koo-Wee-Rup, Dalmore, Cardinia, Bayles, Cora Lynn, Catani, Yannathan. Museum located at 325 Rossiter Road (corner Henry Street) Koo-Wee-Rup.

Open Sundays 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm.

More information
Honorary Secretary
Mrs Audrey Mills
Telephone: 5997 1357

Emerald Museum and Nobelius Heritage Park

Crichton Road, Emerald.

The Museum is located on the site of the Nobelius Nursery where exotic trees, including original Nobelius plantings, are still thriving.

Museum open Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm and Sundays 1.30 pm -4 pm

More information
Telephone: 5968 2152

Above information supplied by the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation Local History Officer, phone: 9704 7696.

Information correct as at October 2010.

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