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.
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.
Tuesday 18th October 7.30 pm Free Kawarau, in Tooronga Road, built in 1893, was most famously the home of philanthropist Frederick Cato from 1904 until his death in 1935. It later saw service as Stephanie’s Restaurant and is now Alia College. Jennifer O’Donnell is the...
Saturday 22nd October 2.30pm Free Following a short business meeting we will be treated to a talk by Ian Smith from the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia. Come and hear about some of Hawthorn’s iconic entertainment venues and then join us for...