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.
Join us to celebrate another great year for the Society at the historic Auburn Hotel (once called the Geebung Polo Club) in the afternoon of Sunday 4th December 4 pm to 6 pm. it’s a chance to meet and welcome our new members but all friends welcome...
Historian Loreen Chambers will share her knowledge of early Melbourne from first camp to Separation. Saturday 18th February 2017 Hawthorn Community Precinct 584 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn...