- MMBW plans
- Abortion battles
- Bishopscourt garden
- Bomb shelter
- Cairns Memorial Church
- Early Melbourne
- Jean Campbell
- Margaret McLean
- Yarra Park
- Yarra River
About the East Melbourne Historical Society
- To foster an interest in the history of East Melbourne.
- To build an archive of material relevant to the history of East Melbourne.
- To promote interchange of information through lectures and tours.
- To promote heritage preservation.
Jill Fenwick (President)
Rosemarie Smith (Vice President)
Sylvia Black (Hon. Secretary)
Malcolm Howell (Treasurer)
Deirdre Basham (Membership)
Membership of the East Melbourne Historical Society is open to all who are interested in the history of East Melbourne.
Annual subscription: $25.00
Non-members are welcome at individual meetings: $5.00
Click on this link to Apply for membership, fill in the requested information and our Membership Administrator will get in touch with you shortly.
The Society meets at 8.00pm on the third Wednesday of even numbered months. The venue may be a local home, the East Melbourne Library or, most commonly, we have enjoyed the generous hospitality of the Menzies Foundation at Clarendon Terrace. The AGM is held at the October meeting.
The Society maintains a collection of items relevant to the history of East Melbourne. Members and visitors are welcome to peruse the Catalogue. Items which are not yet online may be viewed by arrangement. (Contact)
Donations to the collection are very welcome. By donating items, donors grant publication rights to the Society.
The Society publishes regular newsletters, occasional booklets and the EMHS website. The website is archived periodically by PANDORA, a web archive operated by the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia.
The East Melbourne Historical Society was founded in 1999 by two neighbouring historians, Dr. Anne Colman and Dr. Liz Rushen. The East Melbourne Group, the local residents' action group, supported the foundation of an historical society and provided initial funding to set it up. Now, as well as collecting reference material, the society holds regular talks on a variety of topics relating to the history of East Melbourne and Jolimont. It publishes a small newsletter three times a year which lets members know of coming events as well as providing short articles of a historical nature. Contributions to the newsletter are welcomed.
City of Melbourne
East Melbourne Group
Melbourne Library Service
Museums Australia Victoria
National Library of Australia
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
State Library of Victoria
The Johnston Collection
The Menzies Foundation