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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.

NOTICE BOARD

NOW ON!

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


The 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.


CONTACT US

Stawell Historical Society Inc
P. O. Box 133
Stawell, Victoria,
AUSTRALIA 3380
Phone: (03) 5358 3789
Email:
stawhist@bigpond.com

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Web Pages updated 02/08/2019 by C.A Jones for the Stawell Historical Society