The Essendon Historical Society collects and promotes information for the suburbs of Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Flemington, Strathmore and Kensington.
Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum Cnr. Kellaway Avenue and Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. 3039.
Moonee Valley Racecourse (MVRC) - Master Plan: The Essendon Historical Society has made the following submission to the MVRC regardng its redevelopment, click here.
Essendon Historical Society - New Rules of Incorporated Association: The 1981 Associations Incorporation Act has now been repealed by the State Government after several years of deliberation. It has been replaced by the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. The new Act creates a new legislative framework for all incorporated associations and this includes new Regulations and new Model Rules. Our old Rules (Constitution) are now not valid and this now requires that we must apply the new Model Rules in as far as they are applicable and suitable to the EHS. The following represents the result of several months work by Bob Chalmers and Terry Scott and these new Rules need to be approved by all members. EHS must submit their new Rules to Consumer Affairs before October 2013 or the Department will impose the Model Rules (unaltered) on EHS. Hard copies will be available at the June Meeting or at the Courthouse upon request. To view our new Rules of Incorporated Assocation, click here.
City of Moonee Valley - Thematic Environmental History: Providing a context for undertaking comparative assessment of heritage places and identifying additional heritage places and themes for further investigations. To view, click here.
New Publication: The Grand Mansions of Essendon & District, 1880-1892
Following our highly successful Fine Homes, Grand Mansionsis a well-researched, illustrated book that tells the histories of many of the large homes built in Essendon & District during the 1880s Land Boom and those that lived in them. It will be launched by Cr Jan Chantry, Mayor of Moonee Valley, at our November Meeting on Tuesday, November 26 (details below). It will be immensely enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the local area, 1880s history and architecture and will available for purchase for $25 at the Courthouse or by order.
Make your 2014 organised and historical with our 2014 Calendars featuring historical pictures of the local area! Available for purchase for $20 at the Courthouse or by order.
The Society meets from February to November at the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum on the 4th Tuesday of the month except January at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 26.
The Courthouse Museum is open each Sunday afternoon (2-5pm) (except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday).
Tuesday, November 26: Our November Meeting will begin at the earlier time of 6:00pm (although we ask that members and guests arrive at 5:30pm) at the Courthouse. Cr Jan Chantry, Mayor of Moonee Valley will be launching our new book, The Grand Mansions of Essendon & District, 1880-1892. This will be followed by our regular General Meeting. The book will be available for purchase on the night at $25, or by order.
Ph. (03) 9370 4607