Woodend and District Heritage Society, Woodend, Victoria

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Forme autorisée du nom

Woodend and District Heritage Society, Woodend, Victoria

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom


  • Community

Zone du contact



Adresse physique

Old Woodend Courthouse, Forest Street, Woodend
Postal address: PO Box 124, Woodend, Victoria 3442




Nom du pays

Code postal



03 5427 1283 (Wednesdays only: February-November)




Zone de description


The Woodend and District Heritage Society was formed in 1977. The society began computer indexing in 1985 and developed its own software, Heritage I. Also in 1985, the first edition of Heritage News, the Society’s newsletter, was published.

The Woodend Court House was officially handed over to the society as its headquarters in 1989 and in 1993, the society’s collection was moved into the Court House. After a fundraising campaign, and with a grant from Heritage Victoria, in 1997 an extension to the Court House was built to house the growing archive.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Woodend is a small town in Victoria, in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area and is located about halfway between Melbourne and Bendigo.

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

The collection and restoration/ preservation of materials generated within the previous shire of Newham and Woodend, relating to the history of the area.



The archive contains documents, maps, newspapers and photographs from the district that once formed the Shire of Newham and Woodend (including Ashbourne, Hesket, Campaspe and, until 1886, Rochford). Copies of local newspapers, including the Woodend Star from 1888-1970 have been digitised. Photographs are held of people and places relating to Newham and Woodend dating from the 1870s.

Items held include:

  • Cemetery records
  • Newspapers
  • District maps
  • Church records
  • Rate books
  • Photographs and postcards
  • Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Early Shire correspondence
  • Detailed family histories
  • Oral history tapes and transcripts
  • Minute books
  • School records and roll books
  • Real estate records

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Much of the collection has been catalogued, allowing you to look up documents quickly and easily on our computer database.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Wednesdays, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm (February-November).

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

You can search the archive in person or via the society's research service. For further information on steps to take and charges involved, see http://woodendhistory.com/start-here/ and http://woodendhistory.com/research/

Services de reproduction

Copying services available.

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Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Old Woodend Courthouse, Forest Street, Woodend Postal address: PO Box 124, Woodend, Victoria 3442
, Victoria 3442