Dromana and District Historical Society Inc.
|Old Shire Office, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana,
Victoria, Australia, 3936
Melways Map Ref. 159 F 7
Telephone 03 5981 9119 (Office)
P.O. Box 30, Dromana, 3936, Australia.
this website: www.vicnet.net.au/~dromana
Membership: $20 per annum
First and third Sundays of the month 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ENQUIRIES - Peter Holloway, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Meetings in the Sandy Christie Room
17 June at 11.00 a.m.
|History of Beautiful Dromana 1802-1927 - Spencer Jackson||20.00|
|A Dreamtime of Dromana - Colin McLear||30.00|
|Heritage Signs of Dromana - Peter Holloway||20.00|
|Early Dromana and District Illustrated||10.00|
|Pioneer Pathway booklet||2.00|
|Dromana@150: A Community History 1861-2011 - Peter Holloway||15.00|
|On the Road to Rosebud - Peter Wilson||20.00|
|The Red Hill - Sheila Skidmore||15.00|
|Red Hill Show 1892-2008 - Keith Holmes||2.00|
|Bittern - Red Hill Railway 1921-1953 - Keith Holmes||2.00|
|The Cairns Family of Boneo - Peter Wilson||10.00|
|Visions of Port Phillip - Burrells of Arthurs Seat[DVD]||15.00|
|Mornington Peninsula Centenary Souvenir Book ||10.00|
|Art Deco on the Mornington Peninsula - Peter Holloway||15.00|
|From Dot Dash to Dot Com - Les Liddell||10.00|
|Mornington Peninsula Railways||25.00|
|Mornington Peninsula Historical Newspaper||5.00|
|Step Back in Time||2.00|
|2012 Dromana Calendars||10.00|
|The Burrells of the Arthurs Seat Homestead||8.00|
|Haphazard Quilt by Weston Bate||25.00|
|A1 [Framed as in Room 8]||275.00***|
|Ewart Melbourne Brindle Map of Dromana ||-|
|A1 Laminated Print||50.00**|
|A1 [Framed as in Room 8]||275***|
|[Prepaid Order - Postage and Handling 50c per postcard]||*|
|[Prepaid Order - Postage and Handling$5.00 per print]||**|
|[Prepaid Order - to be collected from the Museum Sundays 2.00-4.00 p.m.]||***|
|To purchase, please contact the Society, or visit during open hours. All Enquiries - 5989 9119|
|Ewart Melbourne Brindle Map of Dromana |
|Bathing Regulations - Shire of Flinders and Kangerong 1912|
|Dromana Grand ball - August 1928 - Fundraising for the road to Arthurs Seat|
|Nepean Highway Dromana circa 1960|
|View over Dromana from Arthurs Seat circa 1900|
In the collections approximately 5,000 items have now been catalogued and the Society is in need of volunteers for further cataloguing, computer data entry, conservation and preservation.
The Museum has many artifacts and photographs of historical interest. These cover the central area of the Mornington Peninsula and include Dromana, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Main Ridge, Safety Beach, Arthurs Seat, McCrae, Rosebud and Boneo.
We welcome donations of old photographs, cards, letters, ephemera, and other memorabilia relating to Dromana, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Main Ridge, Safety Beach, Arthurs Seat, McCrae, Rosebud and Boneo in the central Mornington Peninsula.
The museum has a cabinet with a display of artifacts donated by descendants of the Burrell family. The Burrell family occupied the Arthurs Seat homestead for a period of approximately 75 years from 1851 to 1925, and were prominent in the affairs of the district.
A book titled 'The Burrells of the Arthurs Seat Homestead' is on sale in the museum.
For those interested in shipping, there is a model of the Cutty Sark, a model of the engine and paddle wheels of the Hygeia and some parts from the Edina which was launched in Glasgow in 1856 and ended its days in Port Phillip Bay in the 1930's.
General meetings are held in the Old Shire Offices, Point Nepean Road, Dromana, and a guest speaker may be heard. All vsitors are welcome. Meeting times are advertised at the museum and also on the society noticeboard in Ritchie's supermarket, Dromana.
Details of past speakers may be found here.
These museums are managed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the collection, preservation, conservation and display of items of historical interest.
This page last modified on 26 May 2013