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Hamilton History Centre Inc

43 Gray Street, Hamilton, Australia
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For research and preservation of local and family history from Western Victoria Hamilton History Centre Inc is affiliated with the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Opening Hours

Monday
14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 17:00
Thursday
14:00 - 17:00
Friday
14:00 - 17:00
Sunday
14:00 - 17:00

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WALKENHORST FAMILY 1889-1981 What a tragedy if we failed to recognise the trials and hardships that beset Hermann and Minna and their family as they fought to establish themselves in Australia. Fortunately their ideals and convictions were strong enough for them to meet the challenges they were confronted with. This book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $10 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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THE TURNER HISTORY 1841-1983 This book endeavoures to include the members of every family descending from George and Catherine Turner (nee Roberts). The author has recorded with as much accuracy as possible the descendants of George Turner, and a great deal of care has been taken to check dates, etc. so that in the future, family trees may be continued knowing that the foundation information is as accurate as possible.The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $23 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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JOHANN CARL AUGUST KRUGER This book is a history of Johann Carl August Kruger, his wife and four children who sailed from Hamburg on the "Victoria" landing in Port Adelaide on the 6th November, 1848. It then depicts his descendants until 1980.This book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $10 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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MARIPOSA The story of the Learmonths mainly concerns Peter Learmonth and his descendants. Peter and his brother, James, first arrived in Van Dieman's Land from Scotland in 1840, following their older brother, William, who had arrived in 1834. Another brother, Alexander, joined them in Australia in 1841. Peter and his wife, Mary, settled at Prestonholme, near Hamilton, Victoria, in 1859.The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $20 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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EARLY BYADUK SETTLERS Many years ago, the late Mrs Jane Lewis (nee Fraser) lent Ian Black the writings of the Early Byaduk History as written by Peter Fraser in 1931, Peter having recorded the events in a diary over many years. A lot of events occurred during the 1860's and 1870's, and we can only guess that Peter asked his father for details, and wrote them in his diary. This history is as written by Peter Fraser. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $8 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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The history of Wallacedale doesn't claim to be complete, or even completely accurate, but it is compiled from various papers, and from tales by the older residents of the District, who have remembered the early days and stories as told by their parents. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $8 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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The French Closet The French Closet spans time and place; war and peace; religion and heresy; wealth and dispossession; M16 and the rich and famous. This book traverses the documentation of day-to-day family life to the examination of the way in which giants of the historical stage mingled with family fortunes. Acheson French was the first Police Magistrate, he was appointed by Governor Gipps to maintain law and order between tribes of marauding natives and white settlers, during tumultuous times in the early days of settlement.The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $90 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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The Potato Village, Mount Eccles near Macarthur. Mt Eccles National Park is a wild and alluring place. Each year 1000s of people are attracted by its beauty, its peach and its vast untainted and rugged terrain. It is a place to reconnect with nature. A safe and familiar haven from the hectic pace of life. Bev Ross has painted a vivid picture of the area as it was gradually transformed from bush and scrub to farmland. The Potato Village will not only help fill gaps in the quest to finish a family tree but provide rich images and rekindle fond memories for locals. It's a great read that will be just as interesting to those campers and day-trippers who have just discovered Eccles' magnetic charm. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $20 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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The Streets of Hamilton, Western Victoria, Australia. A name without a history is just a word. And a word can mean anything, depending upon its context and inflection. The behind the names of our streets were more than just words on a street plate. They are citizens we might want to know a bit more about, because they are worth knowing a bit more about. In our indifference we tend to think, if at all, in terms of the names we know of in our own generation and believe that maybe these street names honour them. But in the main they are for people long passed and sadly, generally forgotten. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $25 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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Hamilton Gray Street school was 150 years old in June 2002. The principal Mr Graeme Holmes gave access to a number of the Inspectors' Report books from 1914 to 1980 and the Minute books of the School Committee from 1911 to 1977, and the School Council Minutes Books from 1977 to 1984 - documents which gave Margaret Gardner many hours of reading and a great deal of information, and from which she learnt such a lot to admire about the school. Margaret spent many hours in the Spectator archives, searching for article and reading reports of countless long winded speeches from the past. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $10 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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Art Deco & Modernism Hamilton is very fortunate indeed to have such a wealth of excellent interwar and 1950's architecture, especially in its main thoroughfare. Several factors combined to produce this heritage, most importantly the confluence of sophisticated clients, including Reg Ansett, and a firm of leading architects, Seabrook and Fildes. Other contributory buildings of different provenance, period and type support the commercial buildings in Gray Street, the former TB Clinic at the Hamilton Hospital stands out. The book is available at the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $10 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). Plus postage depending on post code.

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Connie's Story. Commemorating the life of Mrs Edward (Plorn) Dickens by Robin Da Costa-Adams. In memory of Constance Emily Rosa Dickens 1859-1914. A daughter of Alfred Descilly of Outer Netallie Station, Wilcannia, NSW. She was a great grand-daughter of First Fleeter Daniel Stanfield and wife of Eward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, youngest son of Charles Dickens. This book is available from the Hamilton History Centre (open 2pm-5pm Sunday-Friday) for $20 or by mail order (by email or postal request, not our face book page please). plus postage depending on post code.

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