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.
Sunday 25th August 1 pm - 4 pm VALUATION DAY Check your cupboards and bring along a piece or two to be valued by our experts Richard Gordon – Silver, ceramics, European decorative arts and jewellery. Harry Glenn – Australian pottery & ceramics, Australian jewellery,...
Sunday 15th September 2 pm THE CONSTABLE FAMILY - Three Generations of builders in Hawthorn & Surrounds Guest speaker: Mel Constable If you live in Boroondara, there’s a good chance your home was built by the Constable family. Benjamin and Hannah Constable and their...
Sunday 13th October 2 pm EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF MELBOURNE Guest speaker: Barney Meyer - panoramic photographer Barney Meyer, photographer and Hidden Melbourne website author, presents an illustrate talk about Melbourne’s early photographers, including Melbourne’s...