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HOLDINGS OF GISBORNE & MOUNT MACEDON DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MAPS

Parish Plans, Land Sale Posters, Subdivision & Estate Plans within the boundaries of the former Gisborne Shire.
Maps encapsulated or filed.

IMAGES

More than 11,000 Photographs & slides of people, places & events.
64 Framed Photographs of Gisborne Shire Presidents & Secretaries on permanent display.
40 Framed Photographs by Peter Smith
A photographic trilogy depicting  Macedon & Mount.
Macedon commercial locations prior to 1983, immediately after the devastating bushfires of  Ash Wednesday, February 1983 and following rebuilding.
10 Framed Photographs of Shire Councillors & Staff. Negatives to many Photographs.
50 Framed Photographs, Etchings, Portraits of Local Personalities, Buildings, Sites, Illuminated Addresses, Proclamations, Sketches & Paintings.
15 Video Tapes of Locations & Events copied to CD.
400 Postcards relating to former Gisborne Shire & surrounding areas.
All indexed.

FAMILY HISTORIES

Alphabetical files of documents relating to families in the former Gisborne Shire.
Family files are currently being indexed. 

PROPERTIES

Documents filed under Property Name relating to properties within the former Gisborne Shire.
Property names indexed.

ORAL HISTORY

45 Transcribed audio tapes of interviews with residents.  Indexed.

160 recordings of speakers at Society Meetings & Events.
Titles indexed.

PIONEER PLAQUES

More than 120 memorial plaques to Pioneers of the Gisborne District, installed on the Pioneer Wall. 
Family names indexed.

GENERAL TOPICS

Files of documents relating to events, places & organisations within former Gisborne Shire. All fully indexed.

PERSONAL CARD SYSTEM

An index of 60,000 cards directing researchers to the location of references to persons who resided in the former Shire of Gisborne and to local organizations.
Cards have been generated from:
School Records   Electoral Rolls
Church Records Voters’ Rolls
Cemetery Records Minute Books
Ledgers     Diaries
A computer database of more than 300,000 entries of individual details from the Society holdings.

CEMETERY RECORDS

Gisborne Cemetery Records Indexed and Headstones photographed.
Macedon Cemetery Records Indexed 
Riddells Creek Cemetery  Records Indexed  
Carlsruhe, Sunbury, Woodend & Kyneton Cemetery Records,
Alphabetical listing of limited records.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Gisborne Primary School Registers
Card indexed.
Gisborne Higher Elementary School Registers
Card indexed.
Gisborne Catholic ( St Brigids ) School
Registers
Card indexed. 
New Gisborne Primary School Registers
Card indexed.
Middle Gully Primary School Registers     
Card indexed.
Macedon Primary School Registers
Card indexed.
Mount Macedon Primary School Registers
Card indexed.
 
Bullengarook, Riddells Creek, Kerrie Primary School Registers
Indexed.  

ELECTORAL & VOTERS’ ROLLS

Gisborne Electorate & Shire Voters Rolls
selected years.
Card indexed.

MINUTE BOOKS & MEMBERSHIP RECORDS

Records from many organisations within the former Gisborne Shire.  
Card indexed. 

SHIRE RATE & MINUTE BOOKS

Rate Books of former Gisborne Shire
Minute Books of former Gisborne Shire

YEAR BOOKS

Victorian Government Year Books &  Hand Books of Australia              

LEDGERS & DIARIES

Mount Macedon Carrier's Ledger                       1911 - 1913
Wimpole’s National Hotel Ledger                 1859 - 1862
Mount Macedon Laundry Ledger                 1928 - 1943 
William Watson’s Work Diary 1854 - 1862
H R Dixon Diary                         1861 

CHURCH RECORDS

Gisborne Catholic Church (St. Brigids) Baptisms,Marriage & Burrial Records Computer indexed. From 1875 
Gisborne Catholic Church ( St. Pauls) Baptism, Marriage &Burrial Recprds Computer indexed. From 1856

NEWSLETTERS

Gisborne Historical Society "Bush Inn News" Computer indexed 1970 -1992
Mount Macedon Historical Society
Card indexed.
1989 - 1992
Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society
Card indexed.
From 1992

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY of VICTORIA JOURNALS

A large but incomplete Collection From 1918

OBITUARIES

Newspaper reports on the passing of local residents in former Gisborne Shire.
Surnames computer indexed.

ACCESSIONS

Gisborne Court Records  
Computer indexed
1855 - 1857
Gisborne Police Day Book
Computer ndexed 
1855 - 1856 & 1950 - 1961 
Aitkens Gap Police Day Book
Computer indexed
1855 - 1857 

LIBRARY

250 Books on Local & General History 
Catalogued.

SUNDRY ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

1913 Memorial to Robert Harper signed by local residents
Indexed
Early newspapers:
Gisborne Gazette, Woodend Star, Bacchus Marsh Express, West Bourke Chronicle
Selected issues from 1853 on file indexed.
Gisborne Cemetery Trust:
A collection of early administrative documents
1859 - 1920
Commercial Documents:
A collection of local business invoices
Indexed
Property Sale Brochures:
A collection of Local Estate Agents' Advertisements
Heritage Study:
Heritage Study of potential sites within the Shires of Gisborne, Romsey and Newham/Woodend, in 10 volumes
VicRoads Studies:
Aitkens Gap, National Hotel, Gisborne Mains, Black Forest Sites & Caroline Chisholm Shelter Sheds

ARTEFACTS

Cherry Industries collection of butter, cheese & ice cream making items
Shire of Gisborne, Gisborne Water Board and Gisborne Court Seals
Honour Boards on permanent display
Shire plaques
Sea chest from an early Gisborne pioneer
Collection of badges and medals related to local events
Coins, Commercial Tokens and Pottery recovered from local historic sites
Silver Tennis Trophies
Furnishings from the former Gisborne Shire buildings
Gisborne Shire Crockery, cutlery and table linen. ( A place setting for six.)
1948 Kurana Aircrash & Wartime Memorabilia. 

COMPUTER RECORDS

Victorian Birth  Records 1835 - 1920
Victorian Marriage Records 1835 - 1920
Victorian Death Records 1835 - 1985
Victorian Inquests Index 1840 - 1985
Tasmanian Birth, Death & Marriage Records 1803 - 1900
New South Wales, Birth Records 1788 - 1918
New South Wales,  Death & Marriage Records 1788 - 1945
Inward Passenger Shipping to Victoria 1852 - 1879
Sands Melbourne Directory 1857 - 1861
Australian Feature Films A record of all Australian made films
Australian Chronicles Index
British Census & National Index                            1881

MICROFICHE

Index to Victorian Crown Land Grantees
Set of 15 microfiche  

1838 - 1988
Gibson Index of Victorian Police Records.
Research Index containing more than 300,000 entries

 


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