The Essendon Historical Society was founded in 1970, holds and collects records relating to the history of the Moonee Valley area. It specialises in land and house records but also has a wide range of photographs available as well. It assists local residents in locating records and information on various clubs, associations as well as personal and house records. The Society publishes a Newsletter five times a year which contains articles on the history of people and places in the area.
The Society publishes a Newsletter five times a year which contains articles on the history of people and places in the area.
The EHS is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
The Essendon Historical Society houses its collection at the Moonee Ponds Courthouse where it also operates a Museum and meeting room.
The Courthouse was designed by Samuel Bindley and was built 1890 and operated as a court until 1974.
In 1980 Essendon Historical Society was appointed as the Committee of Management.
Because of the fire, the Courthouse and Museum is closed until further notice.
EHS membership covers not only the monthly meetings, the Newsletters and the Journal but also other events the Society organises and gives free admission to the Courthouse Museum. Some meetings each year are held in historical sites around Essendon and there are a number of other functions organised for members. In addition, members are invited to participate in organising displays in the Museum; being on the Museum roster; participate in research on forthcoming publications; and other activities.
Your invitation to join the Essendon Historical Society
Membership rates are currently:
Student (first Degree) – $20.00
Single – $30.00
Dual – $50.00
President: Bob Chalmers
Vice President: Kelsey Collins
Secretary: Mary Cahill
Treasurer: Terry Scott
The Society meets from February to November on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 24th October at Penleigh Essendon Grammar 83 Park Street, Moonee Ponds. All future meetings will be held at the Hi Marque Room, Windy Hill Complex, Cnr Brewster and Napier streets, Essendon.