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.
From an ‘unnamed little shanty town’ in 1836, the village grew to be Melbourne the golden capital of a newly-created colony in 1851. The physical development of this unprepossessing place on the banks of the Yarra was to become, however, the home for some intrepid,...
Sunday 5th March 10 am to 4 pm Glenferrie Road Festival is always a fun day. Come down and say hello. We hope to be just outside Readings Book shop again with things to interest young and...