Our Society had a visit in June by the Roving Curator from Museums Australia (Vic). The Curator spent three days with us providing excellent advice on setting up the Museum displays with relevant information etc. and particulary for our forthcoming display on "Industries of Stawell"
We have been fortunate recently to have recieved a grant through the "2018 Local Histories Grants Program", which will enable our Society to purchase a Television set to display historical events, photos, videos and other general items of interest. It will also be used to display video interviews with people discussing their historical memories of Stawell
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.
Historical Society Inc
P. O. Box 133
Phone: (03) 5358 3789
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