Established 1970
Reg No.A0006377ABN 66 135 493 929 ACNC Charity Tick

Victoria, Australia

P.O. Box 2322
Victoria 3149
Tel 03
9802 9332

WHS Crest Welcome!
YOUR HISTORY . . . Alive for future generations in Mulgrave - Waverley - Monash, Victoria through the Waverley Historical Society (WHS). Know your home turf? Think again. Its secrets surround you, waiting for rediscovery. Local train commuters pass the motherlode daily, unaware that a treasure trove of over 160 years of pioneering spirit and district development is across the road from Mount Waverley railway station, above the Monash Public Library branch at 41 Miller Crescent, and is waiting to be tapped. WHS is here to promote and preserve the history of the Mulgrave/Waverley/Monash area and assist interested people with historical research.

St Stephens - Oldest extant church in Waverley district
St.Stephens celebrates 154 years 1865 - 2019.  The oldest church in Monash City

facebook We are on Facebook and Twitter Darling - Glen Waverley railway line will be 90 years old in May 2020
Updated 29.8.19
. The WHS has much pleasure in announcing the publication of Then and Now - A Pictorial History of the City of Monash. The book was launched by Anna Burke MHR at the WHS 40th birthday celebrations on Sunday 3 Oct 2010. This A4 book comprises 60 pages of Then and Now (B&W and colour) images, maps and text of scenes within the City of Monash. The book is available from the WHS directly, or by post. Click here for further details and order form.

Once There Was Jordanville by local historian Jeffrey Turnbull. This A4 sized book of 170 pages, describes the history of the settlement of the district by the Jordan Family through to the development of the suburb and the creation of the Housing Commission estate. This most readable text is complemented with many maps and (B&W) images of the area. The book is available from the WHS directly, or by post. Click here for further details and order form.

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General Enquiries on the WHS  (inc. meetings and membership):
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Australian Vintage Radio society

Meetings and Activities

Our Beginnings


History Timeline of Waverley

Notable Locations

Waverley Heritage

Historic Plaques in Waverley

Frequently Asked Questions

Street Names

Next General Meeting, Guest Speaker - Carina Leitch
World War I Centenary

Wed 27 November 2pm:
Location: WHS Rooms
Above Mt Waverley Library
Miller Crescent

In 1917, Carina's Grandfather enlisted to join the fighting on the Western Front in France and Belgium. Why did he enlist when, at the age of 36, he was almost exempt? Where did he serve? What would it feel like to follow in the footsteps of those who served?

One Hundred years after World War 1 she journeyed to the Western Front to try to answer these questions and fulfill a life long wish to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the end of World War 1 at Villers-Bretonneux.  Join us as we learn of her family's story.


Next historical walk
Sun 27 October 1 pm
(NOTE that the email contact in the (Sep-Dec) PALS book is incorrect )  


References, Newsletters & Books for sale

Contributions to our Collection

WHS trips away

Railways of Waverley


Mt Waverley Football Club History

Schools in Monash

Hotels in Monash

 See  Scouting in Monash

The Society has a number of maps, early sub-division plans and aerial photographs of the district. Many of the streets in the Waverley area originate from our early pioneers, while the name "Waverley" and some particular streets relate back to Walter Scott's Waverley novels. If you are searching for the locality: Amstel, Ashwood, Black Flat, Brandon Park, Brentwood, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton North, Glen Waverley, Jordanville, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Pinewood, Springvale North, Syndal, Talbot Colony, Tally Ho, Waverley Park, Wellington, Whitburn or Wheelers Hill, then maybe we have the information you seek.

You can search the origin of street names in the Waverley area by accessing our on-line database. (If you can add to the information we would welcome your contributions).

We are most grateful to the City of Monash for providing the accommodation for our collection.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this Web site are strictly those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the WHS committee, or of any historian, book author or magazine publisher, or any other historical society.
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