Welcome to the Coburg Historical Society
Coburg Historical Society is a non-profit community-based organisation dedicated to researching and preserving the history and historic buildings of Coburg, Victoria, Australia.
Pentridge Prison Photographic Exhibition
Come and view Adrian Didlick's new Pentridge Prison Photographic Exhibition at the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg (just east of the Municipal Offices).
Entry by gold coin donation.
Hours: Fridays 12 til 2. Sunday 16 October 11-4. Sunday 6 November 2-4.30. Sunday 4 December 2-4.30
History Week - Coburg's Bluestone Heritage Walk
11am, Sunday 16 October 2016 starting at the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg (just east of the Municipal Offices).
Cost: $5 for non-members). Gold coin for members.
The walk will take approximately one hour.
Learn more about Coburg's past by taking part in this guided walk of the former Church and Municipal Reserve heritage precinct. The Bluestone Heritage Walk will take you on a journey along Bell Street past the former Methodist Church then north along Sydney Road past Holy Trinity and St Paul's to the Main Gate of Pentridge in Champ Street.
Then return to the Bluestone Cottage Museum (open on 16 October from 11am until 4 pm) and view Adrian Didlick's new Pentridge Prison photographic exhibition.
Numbers are limited so to secure a place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, contact details and the number of places you would like to reserve. (Payment on the day.)
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm (except December and January).
Where: Coburg Library Meeting Room, corner of Louisa and Victoria Streets, Coburg. Enter via Victoria Mall.
By car: There is plenty of street parking and there are several nearby free public car parks.
By tram: Take the number 19 tram down Sydney Road to Stop 33. The venue is a two minute walk west along Victoria Mall.
By bus: Take bus route 513 (Eltham to Glenroy) along Bell Street, stop at the corner of Sydney Road and Bell Street and walk south along Sydney Road to Victoria Mall.
By train: Take the Upfield line train to Coburg Station and it's a two minute walk from there.
Visitors are welcome.
19 October 2016: Dr Val Noone, 'Conscription 1916: the Northern Suburbs and Daniel Mannix'
16 November 2016: Please note that due to unavoidable circumstances Don Osborne's talk on Pentridge will not take place. Details of a replacement topic will be available soon.
December: No meeting
Bluestone Cottage Museum
82 Bell Street, Coburg 3058 (Just down from the Moreland Municipal Offices)
Our museum is open every Friday from midday til 2pm and on the 1st Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4.30pm. We are closed during January.
By car: Parking is available. Most parking in the area is limited to 1 or 2 hours only.
By tram: Take the number 19 tram along Sydney Road to Bell Street then walk east past the State School and the Municipal Offices.
By bus: Take bus route 513 (Eltham to Glenroy) along Bell Street, stop at the corner of Sydney Road and walk east along Bell Street past the Municipal Offices.
By train: Take the Upfield line train to Coburg Station and it's a five minute walk east along Bell Street.
Committee of Management
The Coburg Historical Society Committee is made up of volunteers who are interested in being actively involved in ensuring that Coburg's history is not lost. It is responsible for the running and operation of the Society within the requirements set out in the Society's Constitution.
Committee members are elected annually at the August AGM. Any financial member of the Society is eligible to stand for election as an office bearer.
The Committee meets regularly at the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg.
President: Malcolm McIlvena
Secretary: Cheryl Griffin
Treasurer: Cheryl Griffin
Committee members: Bronwyn Brown, Ivan Cindric, Mark Congdon, Marilyn Moore
|Coburg Historical Society
PO Box 295
Pascoe Vale South, 3044
The drawings featured on this site show portions of two of the three buildings which form the Society's museum. More information on these can be found in our publication The Warders' Cottage.