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Who we are

History Monash Inc is the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society Inc., established in 1961. Our volunteers are dedicated to studying, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and publishing local history within the City of Monash, especially of Oakleigh and surrounding districts.

Our home is the Monash Federation Centre at 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh, a former post office building built in 1924. We also support the heritage Oakleigh Pioneer Memorial Park Cemetery (1860-1960).

The Centre is a dedicated local history outlet in the City of Monash, offering changing exhibitions, an archive, reference collections, for-sale publications, brochures, postcards, and a research service.

History Monash Inc. is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc. and is a member of the Southern Metro History Group.

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What we offer

History Monash Inc. (formerly the Oakleigh & District Historical Society) has been building a local history collection relevant to districts in the City of Monash since 1961.

Our archive contains photographs, cemetery records, some civic, club and school records, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, ephemera and artefacts, family histories and reference works.

Our collection may be viewed by appointment, during opening hours of the Monash Federation Centre between 10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays. Closed Public Holidays. Call (613)9563 2823.

Services include the provision of information on local history. A fee for research may apply as well as copying charges. Rates will be advised at the time of application. Please note that because of the large number of inquiries received by mail, email, phone and visits to the centre, responses may be delayed.

Join Us

Help us preserve our local districts’ unique history.

New members are welcome.

History Monash Inc. collects and promotes local history through cemetery tours, exhibitions, research and local history publications and by participation in community events. Donated items of relevant papers, books, photographs and historical objects large and small are always welcome. Collection can sometimes be arranged.

Membership fees for 2017/18 are $30 a year from 1 July 2017-30 June 2018.

Download a Membership Application/Renewal Form pdf file 39 kb 1 page

Want to start your own research? See our Local History Library page