Governor Hotham Hotel
Hawthorn Football Club
Hawthorn Fire Station
Electric Tram 1913
The Hawthorn Historical Society was formed in 1974. Our members are committed to exploring, preserving and sharing the community’s history and heritage. We hold frequent events, including talks, walking tours and displays. We also conduct research, help to answer queries from the public and publish historical publications and a quarterly newsletter.
Our Historical Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Our patron is the Hon. John Pesutto, MP, Member for Hawthorn.
We need your help
Your financial membership will enable us to achieve our goals, to improve community access to the historical resources and support the ongoing work of our volunteers.
The donation of documents, family histories, photos and memories of events in Hawthorn is always welcome.
If you have an interest in history, time to help or have research, photographic, secretarial or IT skills we want to hear from you.
September 16th 2017, 2 pm Saving For the Future - Protecting Family Memorabilia for the Next Generation Guest Speaker: Marjorie Dalvean is a historian and Volunteer Archivist at the Athenaeum Club The Athenaeum incorporates a library and museum which holds original...
Saturday October 21st 2017, 2 pm Guest Speaker: Jan O'Connell Jan O’Connell is the grand-daughter of a grocer with a background in the advertising industry and an interest in the history of food and food-manufacturing in Australia. Her first book “Me & My Big...