Heidelberg Historical Society General Meetings 2015
Members of the public are invited to attend our general meetings.
Each meeting features a relevant and interesting guest speaker on an historical topic.
Visitors can meet HHS members and perhaps choose to join the Society.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every second month throughout the year.
Venue for all meetings
Uniting Church Community Centre,
Seddon Street, Ivanhoe
(Enter from the car park at the rear)
The First Meeting for 2015 was on Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 8.00PM
Gillian Forwood spoke on the subject: "Lina Bryans & the Darebin Bridge House community of the mid 1940s."
At the Second Meeting on Tuesday 14 April 2015 at 8.00PM
Sigmund Jorgensen AO spoke about "Montsalvat & its contribution to the arts & architecture in Australia."
Tuesday 11 August 2015 at 8.00PM
Speaker - Robert Winther
Subject - "Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Past, Present & Future"
Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 8.00PM
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 8 December 2015 at 8.00PM
Speaker - Andrew Edney
Subject - "From St James Church to Willanda Park -
100 years of the Ivanhoe Harriers."
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A Heidelberg Tradition
Heidelberg Historical Society was formed in 1967.
Since then, we have developed a substantial collection of photographs, objects, maps, documents, works of art and other items that help to tell the story of Heidelberg and its surrounding localities.
Our main areas of interest are those formerly in the municipalities that have included Heidelberg, including the Shire and City of Heidelberg and the City of Banyule.
We always welcome those interested in joining our Society as well as members of the public who wish to research the materials we hold in our museum.
Old Courthouse Museum
Our museum is located in the old Heidelberg Court House, Jika Street, Heidelberg, next door to the Heidelberg Police Station. Opening hours are 2PM to 5PM on Sundays.
Entry charge is $5 per person.
Research our Collections
We have a large collection of photographs, maps, newspapers and other documents, books, art works, costumes and other items relevant to the history of this area. Visitors are welcome to research our collections.
Membership and Involvement
Anyone interested in local history can become a member
. We welcome people who can assist us to staff the museum on open days and help us to keep our collections up to date and in good condition.
Donations are always welcome to assist us in maintaining the museum.
Our Area of Interest.
Following the 1838 land sales, "Heidelberg" was the name given to the district rather than the current Heidelberg suburb. The township was called Warringal until the 1860s. Later, the Shire/City of Heidelberg included Fairfield and Alphington to the south and went as far north as Hurstbridge. Our area of interest therefore covers areas included in municipalities under the name of Heidelberg at that time in our history. Since the demise of the City of Heidelberg in the 1990s, our subsequent interest is in the areas covered by the City of Banyule.