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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.
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- Glen Waverley railway line will be 93 years old in May 2023
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announcing the publication of Then and Now 2-
A Pictorial History of the City of Monash. The book, published in Aug
2020 commemorates the 50th birthday of the WHS. 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. This book complements
Then and Now (1). Available from the WHS
rooms or by post.
Click here for further
details and order form.
also available from Peppercorn Gifts Hamilton Place.
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. Available from the WHS rooms or by post. Click here for further details and order form. also available from Peppercorn Gifts Hamilton Place.
Do you have a question about Waverley History?
If so then Email
General Enquiries on the WHS (inc. meetings and membership):
by Email only:
Use this email and we will reply.
Do you need a Speaker for your local Monash group?
See Speaker Service
Note: The WHS does not maintain any telephone service.
|Meetings and ActivitiesWHS Speaker Service
(Choose Advanced Search then scroll down to Waverley Street names. Enter the street name in the Search by Keyword field. Then Enter)
Sunday, 27 November 2022 2:00 PM
Ray Nilsson and Hilary Oates of the Melbpurne Playing Card Collectors will talk on playing card collecting.
You are invited to bring along your cards for identification.
Please register your planned attendance by email:
|References, Newsletters & Books for sale|
Waverley Historical Society Victoria invites you to join us on our OPEN
DAYS, which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except
December and January) from 2-4 p.m. Come and visit us to
old maps, early Waverley Gazettes, photos. Come and share your story or
ask a question. Other Wednesdays 1-5 p.m. are by appointment for
specific research requests. Above the Mt Waverley branch of the
Monash City Public Library 41 Miller Crescent.
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.
Please note that the City of Monash is covered by two historical societies. For queries about the Oakleigh district and surrounds please visit our sister society History Monash.
History Monash Inc is the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society Inc., established in 1961. Their volunteers are dedicated to studying, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and publishing local history within the City of Monash, especially that of Oakleigh and surrounding districts such as Hughesdale, Huntingdale and Clayton.
You can search the origin of street names in the Waverley area by accessing the on-line database accessible via the Monash Library, see link left. Select Waverley Street Index. from the Full Catalogue. (If you can add to the street 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.