Reg No.A0006377ABN 66 135 493 929
P.O. Box 2322
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.
|We are on Facebook and Twitter||Darling
- Glen Waverley railway line was 91 years old in May 2021
|.||The WHS has much pleasure in
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). During covid19
books are only available by post.
Click here for further
details and order form.
Both books are also available from: Peppercorn Gifts 53 Hamilton Place, Mt. Waverley
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 (on Wed pm) OR from Stocksville Cafe, 3 Cleveland Road, Ashwood. During covid19 restrictions this book is only available by post. Click here for further details and order form.
Do you have a question about Waverley History?
If so then Email
General Enquiries on the WHS (inc. meetings and membership):
03 9807 3408
Email contact preferred via
|Meetings and Activities||
DUE TO CURRENT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS THE WHS ROOMS HAVE
LIMITED CAPACITY. ACCESS IS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
Next General Meeting: 2pm Sun 14 November
|References, Newsletters & Books for sale|
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
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. (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.