Have you wondered about the history of Monbulk, Sherbrooke, The Patch or Kallista?
Do you enjoy learning about the people and places that led to our community being what it is today?
Has your family played a part in the history of the district?
If so become a member of Monbulk Historical Society and be active in collecting and preserving our local history.
If you’re interest is in research, contributing your family’s history or sharing the history with others, we need and welcome your help. You can participate in various ways depending on your time, interests and skills. We have a variety of activities to record and share the fascinating history of our community.
Monbulk Historical Society was established around 1982 and began the preservation of many documents and photographs donated to the Society covering the townships of Monbulk, The Patch, Kallista and Sherbrooke and the families who pioneered these towns. Records of the history of these settlements date back to 1893. The collection also includes the publications of oral histories and newspaper articles of local families. Much work has been done to record the history of settlement in the area that began in 1893 but there is more to do. We preserve any documents or photographs given to the Society for research and publication.
The Society endeavours to continue to research, collect oral histories and produce publications and exhibitions related to these areas, assist with school projects and responding to enquiries from the general public.
We now have a proper home in the Monbulk Living and Learning Centre ‘The Hub’. Subject to their other commitments our team of volunteers meet each Wednesday morning (excluding school holidays) from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Members can decide their own level of involvement ranging from helping at our Tuesday working meetings, assisting with our public events, helping with tasks at home, such as proof reading or transcribing documents or simply supporting the Society by being a financial member.
MHS members are entitled to a 50% discount on MHS photographs for their personal use and a 20% discount on single copies of MHS publications purchased for themselves. You also have the opportunity to use ancestry.com through our organisation at an optional added annual fee and free access to our history library.