OUR RESEARCH CENTRE
Stawell is located on the
Western Highway approximately 240 km north-west of
Melbourne (the Capital of Victoria, Australia).
It is the western-most part of the Victorian Goldfields, alluvial gold having been discovered there by William McLachlan at
'Pleasant Creek in 1853, and quartz gold, at 'The Reefs', in about 1856.
THE STAWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY inc. IS LOCATED IN THE PLEASANT CREEK HISTORICAL PRECINCT, 46 LONGFIELD ST ,(WESTERN HWY), STAWELL.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and declared state of disaster in Victoria, Stawell Historical Society will be temporarily closed for all research and associated activities until further notice with immediate effect. We are taking these steps not only for the well-being of our volunteers, but also for the health and safety of the general public.
Please stay safe everyone and follow Victorian Government Regulations and health guidelines.
This notice will be updated as the situation changes.
The Living History Videos are now available for viewing, please click on the
Educational Resources Tab at
the top of this page and follow the prompts.
Stawell Historical Society
P. O. Box 133
Phone: (03) 5358 3789