COVID-19 Update

The Committee of Essendon Historical Society has made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming events and to close the Moonee Ponds Court House Museum in Mount Alexander Road until further notice.

While we are sad to close our doors, especially as we have only just re-opened them following the post-fire restoration of the Court House, our priority is to care for the health and wellbeing of our members and our local community.

We will continue to operate online and post any updates here. If you have any historical inquiries, please complete a research application form.  For any other queries, contact us at esshissoc@mail.com.Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

This photograph shows Essendon High School (now the Essendon Campus of Essendon Keilor College on Buckley Street) in 1919 when the school closed temporarily to become the City of Essendon Influenza Hospital. (EHS Collection - 00001)

City of Essendon Influenza Hospital, 1919

This photograph shows Essendon High School (now the Essendon Campus of Essendon Keilor College on Buckley Street) in 1919 when the school closed temporarily to become the City of Essendon Influenza Hospital. (EHS Collection – 00001)