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.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY inc. IS LOCATED IN THE PLEASANT CREEK HISTORICAL
PRECINCT, 46 LONGFIELD ST ,(WESTERN HWY), STAWELL.
3 NEW DISPLAYS OPEN FROM AUGUST TO DECEMBER.
Stawell Railway Station/ Services
Did you know that Stawell used to be a large Railway Hub servicing the region from 1873.
The story of the railways in this region is incredible when you consider the present day.
Maybe you have stories or photo’s to share. Please visit and enjoy the history.
Stawell Timber Industries
amazing story of STI is now on display in The Old Court House and we
urge you to come along and view the photographic and written history
about this ground-breaking family company.
So many Stawell Residents worked there, you may see yourself or someone you know in this exhibition.
Stawell Cycling Club History
One of our members, David Francis has compiled the history of the cycling club from it’s beginnings.
This history is on display along with a rare collection of Malvern Star
Bicycles, including the one ridden by a winning local champion in 1949.
Don't forget our permanent ongoing displays!
Museum entry $5 (Student groups excepted)
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.
Historical Society Inc
P. O. Box 133
Phone: (03) 5358
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
AND DISTRICT LINKS
SOME OTHER HISTORICAL LINKS
Web Pages updated 02/08/2019 by C.A Jones for the Stawell Historical Society