The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection
The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection is a significant collection, which includes photos, documents, memorabilia, advertisements and ephemera relating to the history of Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
Step Back in time down Union Road Audio Tour
Find out more about Union Road by borrowing a tablet available from the Neighbourhood Centre which contains an audio commentary and a transcript. Follow the self-guided tour as it dips in and out over a hundred years with over 60 images from the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre’s Heritage Collection. You will be fascinated by find out more about the personalities and businesses who have come and gone over time.
On the street where you live … in Surrey Hills
The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre is very fortunate to have a wonderful collection of photos which give us glimpses of what Surrey Hills was like over time. This is thanks to those who have lent family photos for copying and to people like Ken Hall whose photos of the 1980’s are now quite historic. The photos are accessed regularly for a wide variety of purposes and with this in mind and because our suburb is changing quite rapidly, we launched an exciting project to try to capture a snapshot of all of Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
Surrey Hills Historical Society
The Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month and holds regular talks on items of local interest.
Local and Family History Resources
Surrey Hills Literary Institute History
by Ken James – copies available
Surrey Hills Historical Society member Ken James is a retired history teacher and lives in Camberwell. Even before he retired, he started writing mini histories of small Victorian towns and their schools, churches and literary or mechanics’ institutes. Often these were located in the former gold mining areas of Central Victoria.