Invergowrie

Hawthorn 1863

Governor Hotham Hotel

Hawthorn Football Club

Hawthorn Fire Station

Electric Tram 1913

Welcome

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.

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.

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Coming Events

Letters to the Editor

SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 4 PM Letters to The Editor What can we discover about our history simply by scrolling through the digitized newspapers at TROVE, the online research portal run by the National Library of Australia? Plenty it seems, from quirky entreaties, to...

2020 EVENTS

2020 EVENTS Our events for the remainder of 2020 will be on-line. But keep an eye out for some interesting and fun activities via this website and our Facebook page.  

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