Dimboola and District Historical Society is located in the Old Courthouse in Lloyd St.The Dimboola Banner office.

 


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MEETINGS:

Monthly meetings held the First Wednesday of the month
at the rear of the courthouse.

All welcome.

Daylight saving time 8.00pm start. Otherwise 7.30pm.

 

INAUGURAL MEETING:

The first meeting of the society was held at 8:00pm on November 27, 1967 in
the Mechanics Hall in Lloyd St (now the library/shire office).

 

AIMS and OBJECTIVES:

  • To collect, record and preserve items of historical interest pertaining to Dimboola and District.
  • To assist other concurring individuals and organisations in the preservation of the community's history.
  • To foster and encourage community interest and pride in their district's history.

 

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE ORGANISATION

  • The society holds regular monthly meetings for it's members, which are also open to the public.
  • The society's rooms are open to the public on Saturdsys. The rooms are opened at any time
    by appointment for both visiting individuals and groups.
  • The society regulary changes it's displays so that, where possible , they are related to community
    events or celebrations.
  • When appropriate, the society holds exhibitions, seminars or other activities of historical interest
    to the community, and makes it's facilities available to organisations planning reunions.
  • The society undertakes research requests for people outside the local community, particulary
    genealogical queries.
  • The society produces a monthly newsletter for it's members and subscribers along with other publications.
  • The society is assisting other community organisations in the collection and preservation of their history.
  • The society is actively liaising with the local schools in encouraging student interest in their local history.
  • The society organises and conducts the Dimboola reunion every second year. The last being our very
    successful third reunion.
  • The society has been actively involved in the drafting of Ebenezer Mission Management Plan.
  • The society was actively involved with the archaeological survey conducted at the mission station
    by Doctor Jane Lydon, a member of the society.

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