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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.

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.

The material on this site is archived by the State Library of Victoria. Contributors agree to their work being available to the public. Read our Privacy Policy.

Coming Events

Kinkora Road Walk Postponed

  EVENT CANCELLED due to COVID restrictions  SUNDAY 22nd August This walk will explore an area of Hawthorn that was first settled by some wealthy landowners. This interesting region was home to many musical, literary and visual artists – some well-known and others...

Words and Music – a Music Afternoon

SUNDAY 19th SEPT 2PM.Hawthorn Community Precinct584 Glenferrie RoadHawthorn, 3122  Join us for an exciting musical afternoon featuring live and recorded musical performances as well as a wide range of talks from our members on the rich history of the music scene in...

We are delighted to feature the second instalment of our Blog, Street Art In Hawthorn.The Glenferrie Road shopping precinct has certainly been a trail blazer for Street Art, with high quality works in various styles. Hawthorn Football club supporters have certainly been treated over recent years, to see three large murals relating to the club, whose spiritual home is the nearby local Glenferrie Oval. www.hawthornhistoricalsociety.com.au/street-art-in-hawthorn-part-two/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A post from Lindsay Paterson. Morang Road has seen a lot of these floods over the years.. ... See MoreSee Less
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A trip down memory lane back to 1945 at 18 Launder Street for a birthday party. A post from Irene Morley. Irene is second from the left and wants to know if anyone recognises themselves or a relative. ... See MoreSee Less
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A trip down memory lane to a birthday party in 1945 at 18 Launder Street, Hawthorn. A post from Irene Morley . Irene is second from the left and wants to know if anyone recognises themselves or a relative. ... See MoreSee Less
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This post from Irwin Law - thanks and apologies for the delay.Tooronga Station 1967. Old gasometer in the background. ... See MoreSee Less
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