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Links to other sites / resources

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Yarra Plenty Regional Library network has a substantial collection of books, documents, maps, electronic media related to local history. Local History Collections are held at Eltham, Diamond Valley (Greensborough) and Ivanhoe libraries. YPRL also provides access to Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past Library Edition.

Melbourne in 1945

This site allows viewers to view a satellite image of Melbourne in 2015 and then float over it an equivalent view of the same places in 1945. You can get down to the detail of individual streets and even identify individual buildings. Dead fascinating!

The Public Records Office of Victoria

The Public Records Office of Victoria has records dating back to the 1830s.

Heidelberg Old Cemetery

The remains of the first cemetery in Heidelberg are located in Hawdon Street near St James Road.

Wikipedia - History of Victoria

An account of Victoria's history, including the frequently neglected Aboriginal History. Wikipedia is "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" on line. This entry is relatively well referenced.


The National Library of Australia's TROVE website has a vast collection of books, photographs, newspapers, government gazettes and other historical documents.

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria

RHSV is an excellent source of information on Victorian history and lists many other Historical Societies. It is also a major supporter of historical societies across the state.

State Library of Victoria

Search for Heidelberg, Ivanhoe etc. Leads you to excellent photographs, including a lot that we don't have in our collection.

Picture Victoria

Access to historic Photographs held by libraries across Victoria.

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Heidelberg Historical Society (Inc. No. A0042118P)