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. 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.

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Coming Events

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday 9th December For details of our members and friends end of year celebration on 9th December 2018 email us at hawthornhistoricalsociety@gmail.com    or  call 9819 1218...

HAWKS MUSEUM VISIT

Saturday 9th February               2.30 pm VISIT TO THE HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB MUSEUM - in case you're missing the footy! Since they were the MAYBLOOMS, Hawthorn Football Club has been at the centre of much of the life of Hawthorn for over a century. Many recall...

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