Anglesea & District Historical Society Inc.

New:  23 May 2024: Meetings.

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The Anglesea & District Historical Society is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteer members of the community, whose aim is to research and preserve history of the local area. We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our group please fill in our Membership Form.

Monthly Program: Each month we have a variety of topics and activities to suit the historian, with guest speakers, historical DVD's / videos, and outings.
Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each even month at 2:00 pm at History House. Or at other indicated venue.
Outings or activities are held on the odd months: March, May, July, September, and November. Program details.

New book:
We have recently completed our new book, Changing Face of Anglesea Structures. Most of Anglesea early structures exist only in history. Bushfires, white ants and developers have taken their toll. This book shows in pictures how Anglesea has changed over the last 100 plus years.

The book has 90 pages and is selling for $29.95. Books are available from Anglesea News & Lotto, History House when open, or from Jan Morris phone 0448 526 311. Payment is by cash or EFTPOS.

Research service:
Your queries about Anglesea and district's history, early families or houses are very welcome. If research is required, there is an up-front charge of $10 for up to an hour of our research, and then $10/hour after that if further research on the topic is requested. Written reports can be provided, possibly also with photographs if available.

Quarterly Newsletter: Coastal Current.

Opening Hours: History House is at 5a McMillan St, Anglesea (Entrance 4 of Community Precinct), and is open between 2:00 - 4:00pm on the second Sunday of each month and on every Sunday of the School Holidays, or by appointment, Phone 0438 070 560. It is also open every Sunday 2-4pm in January except 2 Jan, and on Friday evenings 4:30-8:00pm when the Community House Twilight Markets are on.

We welcome bus tours, Probus groups, and school groups. Bookings can be made for a local guide.

Be Connected: We also provide free computer use and assistance under the Be Connected service sponsored by the Australian Government. Session times 1pm Tuesdays. Please phone Karl on 0436 606 377 to book in. This replaces the government's discontinued Broadband for Seniors service.

Office Bearers for 2023-2024:

President (Acting) Jan Morris 0448 526 311
Vice-President Jan Morris As above As above
Secretary (Acting) Susan Clarke 0438 070 560
Treasurer Christine Guerow 0419 890 736
Curator Susan Clarke As above As above
Committee Member Jim Tutt 0409 505 199
Other Positions:      
Journal Editor Karl Jacklin 0436 606 377
Librarian Karl Jacklin As above As above
Website updates Peter Matthews 0402 158 828


History House, 5a McMillan Street, Anglesea, Victoria 3230, Australia.
(Postal address: P.O. Box 98, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. 3230.)

ABN: 93 358 714 099

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Email Address: anghisthouse at gmail . com