Cohuna and District Historical Society Inc, Victoria

Identity area

Identifier

daa/345

Authorized form of name

Cohuna and District Historical Society Inc, Victoria

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Cohuna Archives Centre, Victoria
  • Cohuna Museum, Victoria

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

President/Secretary

Type

Address

Street address

2A Cullen Street, Cohuna
Postal address: PO Box 423, Cohuna Vic 3568

Locality

Cohuna

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3568

Telephone

03 5456 2345

Fax

Note

Description area

History

There are three main parts to the Cohuna and District Historical Society:


  • Archives Centre (the brick building)
  • Museum (the old Scots Church)
  • Trash and Treasure (the old Scots Hall).

The society was formed in April 1970. In 1982 the Cohuna Historical Society Co-operative was formed. It purchased the Scots Church and Hall (following the formation of the Uniting Church) to display and store the extensive collection of exhibits, photographs and records. The Cohuna Historical Centre was officially opened on 17 November 1984. The Co-operative was dissolved in 1991.

The Archive and Photographic Collections are now housed in the purpose built Archives Building (adjacent to the Old Church Building), opened in 1992.

The Old Church Building has become the Museum for exhibits and special displays.

Geographical and cultural context

Cohuna is located about 3 hours north of Melbourne, situated on the Gunbower Creek. Major Mitchell's trails are a large part of the local history, but being situated close to the Murray River and associated wetlands has also given Cohuna a rich history in agriculture.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: President/Secretary

Records management and collecting policies

History of Cohuna and District.

Buildings

The purpose-built brick Archives Building includes a large compactus unit in the fire-proof room.

Holdings

The Archives Centre holds:

  • library
  • research and records
  • local newspapers (bound copies from 1957)
  • microfilm of newspapers (Kerang, 1882-1913 and Cohuna, 1913 onwards)
  • a photographic collection of people and places
  • cemetery records for a wide area
  • family and district history.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Publications of the society are listed at: https://cohunahistoricalsociety.org/publications/

Access area

Opening times

Archives Centre: Open Friday, 10am-3pm or by appointment.
Museum: Open Monday, 10am-2pm; Friday, 10am-3pm or by appointment.
For appointments, phone: 03 5456 7332.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

We welcome personal visits to view our extensive collection. Family and local history research can be arranged (for a small fee) or you may prefer to do your own.
You can email or use the form at https://cohunahistoricalsociety.org/contact/

Reproduction services

Copying is available, for a fee.

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

2A Cullen Street, Cohuna Postal address: PO Box 423, Cohuna Vic 3568
Cohuna, Victoria 3568