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About Us 

Werribee District Historical Society
Werribee

Werribee

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The Banner

Chirnside's Homestead built c.1865

Chirnside's Homestead built c.1865

Robert and Margaret Chirnside (nee Forbes) at Werribee Park circa 1870. Photo taken from Wool Past the Winning Post A History of the Chirnside Family by Heather B.Ronald.

WERRIBEE DAIRY

WERRIBEE DAIRY

WELCOME TO WERRIBEE SIGN

WELCOME TO WERRIBEE SIGN

WALLS HOTEL

WALLS HOTEL

TYZACK STORE

TYZACK STORE

RACECOURSE HOTEL

RACECOURSE HOTEL

MOTOR GARAGE

MOTOR GARAGE

DAIRYWORKER KELLY STREET

DAIRYWORKER KELLY STREET

BEAMISHHOUSE

BEAMISHHOUSE

Crossroad Uniting Church

Crossroad Uniting Church

Agricultural Show

Agricultural Show

The Mechanics Institute

The Mechanics Institute

The Manor Percy Chirnside

The Manor Percy Chirnside

The First Encampment

The First Encampment

Werribee Post Office

Werribee Post Office

Water Tower

Water Tower

MMBW

MMBW

The Manor 1920s

The Manor 1920s

State Research Farm

State Research Farm

Thompson Bros

Thompson Bros

We are seeking new active members - you are most welcome to come and see us. Membership is open to those who have an interest in history and who wish to join.

 

The Society's room and Museum are located in the 'Old Shire Office' in the Werribee CBD  at the corner of Watton Street and Duncans Road and are open on Tuesdays 10:00am to 3:00pm and Saturdays 10.00am to 1:00pm. The building is within easy walking distance from the Werribee Railway Station and bus terminals. 

Monthly meetings are held  on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Old Shire Office on the corner of Watton Street and Duncans Road, Werribee, 3030  (Melways Ref: 205 K,8)

 

Office Holders:

President                Gordon Hope

Vice President        Pat Barnes

Secretary                Lance Pritchard

Treasurer                Susan Oliver

By joining our Society you have the 
 .   opportunity to assist in the preservation of historical material, knowledge and buildings
 .   the opportunity to participate in research and publication projects and
 .   assistance with your research.

The Werribee District Historical Society Inc. was  formed in 1970 for the purposes of preserving, archiving and researching historical material, maps, artefacts, clothing and buildings of the Wyndham Shire which includes the suburbs of Cocoroc, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Mambourin, Mt Cottrell, Point Cook, Quandong, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee South and Wyndham Vale.

The Society is a non-profit volunteer organisation. Funds raised by the sale of publications and visits to the museum, go towards the preservation, display, and maintenance of the collection.

Our extensive collection consists of photographs, maps, and museum artefacts that are currently in the process of being comprehensively catalogued.

Copies of photographs are available for purchase.

We acknowledge the original custodians of this land The Wurunjeri people occupied land north from the Werribee River, around to Western Port Bay, and the Wathaurong people occupied land south from the Werribee River, around the coast to Cape Otway.

 

The Boonwurrung people occupied a strip of land several kilometres wide around the coast in the Wyndham area which extended around into Gippsland. These people managed the land in a sustainable manner for approximately 50,000 years.

If you would like to join our Society please download , complete and post this form to:
Werribee District Historical Society Inc.
Post Office Box 118
WERRIBEE   VIC  3030
Australia

For research requests please download, complete and post this form to:
Werribee District Historical Society Inc.
Post Office Box 118
WERRIBEE   VIC  3030
Australia

Email :  wbeehist@vicnet.net.au

Contact : Lance Pritchard. Mobile Phone 0468 435 090 

The Collections

The WDHS’s collection is an important collection of books, maps, manuscripts, images, periodicals, newsletters, indexes and registers that have been gathered since the inception of the Society in 1970. The collection is used extensively by local and family history researchers, academics and students, authors and commercial enterprises. We offer personal advice and assistance to individual researchers, as well as a research service to business organisations and government agencies . If you would like to submit a research request please call us  : Lance Pritchard  0468 435 090 or send us email : wbeehist@vicnet.net.au  or use the  online form 

Event

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Looking for something to do in Werribee? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great events :  Link 

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