Past events

19 May 2021: Fiona Kinsey: The history of Kodak in Coburg 

17 April 2021:  Siobhan O’Neill: Ned Kelly – The Man Behind the Myth

18 March 2021: Greg Hill: Victoria’s Earliest Potteries and William Milner’s Coburg porcelain works.

18 February 2021: Dr Annely Aeuckens: Heritage Under Siege with reference to Melbourne, Coburg and Pentridge

25 November 2020: Nannette Carter – Frances Burke – Textile Designer and Manufacturer

18 November 2020: AGM – via Zoom

21 October 2020: Garry Linnell – The story of the 1870s Victorian and New South Wales bushranger Captain Moonlite

23 September 2020: Susan Pierotti: Lola Russell – Coburg Technical and High School teacher and actress

19 February 2020: Robin Grow “Art Deco building and lifestyle in Melbourne with references to Coburg”

1 February 2020: Pentridge Prison talk – Colin Nash and Andy Walker about their time at Pentridge.

20 November 2019: Anne Gartner will speak about her production of a  Moreland tourist attractions  map- housing, sustainability, recreation, retail, arts and culture.

16 October 2019: John Patrick (Landscape architect) of the ABC television program Gardening Australia will talk about Period Gardens

12 October 2019: Walking tour and  tribute to our 135 year old Upfield railway line 

7 September 2019: Gary Vines talking about “Melbourne’s early water powered flour mills along the Yarra River’s northern tributaries”

21 August 2019: AGM – with Mayor Cr Natalie Abboud (our current Patron)

20 July 2019: Leo Kennedy talking about “Black Snake-an alternative view of Ned Kelly and his Gang.” 

22 June 2019: Dr Elizabeth Taylor talking about “Dry Zones: Planning and the Hangovers of Liquor Licensing History”

15 May 2019: Jenny  O’Donnell talking on “Old Mansions-Once Unloved and Despised.”

17 April 2019 : Cheryl Griffin talking about “After the Great War in Coburg and Brunswick.”

20 March 2019: Carolyn Rasmussen talking about our independent MHR, “Doris Blackburn” and second woman in Federal parliament.

20 February 2019: Bart Ziino: ‘Mental agony’: Australians, war and the Armistice, 1918.

2 March 2019: Combined Moreland Historical Societies meeting: “The Upfield Railway Line-history, heritage significance and  threats”

22 November 2018: Deborah Towns: A history of State Secondary Schooling in Victoria

18 October 2018: Dr Ross McMullin: The contribution of the Australians during the last year of World War 1 in Europe.

14 October 2018: Coburg Heritage Walk

16 September 2018: Annual General Meeting –  Guest speaker: Cr John Kavanagh, Mayor of Moreland

13 September 2018 – Dr. Andrew Lemon: A history of the Victorian Racing Cup.

21 July 2018 – Peter Norden: ‘Pentridge Prison: Another Voice from the Other Side’

16 June 2018: Tony Atkinson and Lynn Smailes: “A 1960s Pom‘s life as a doctor

22 May 2018 -Dr Peter Love: The 8 Hour Day

22 April 2018 – Dr William Chauvel: The Australian Light Horse and the Palestine campaign during WW1

22 March 2018 – Janine Rizzetti : “Judge Willlis the first Port Phillip judge and early Melbourne”

17 March 2018 – “A tribute to Olympic silver medalist former Coburg athlete and Brunswick local Peter Norman”

22 February 2018 – “The Bush Reserve Archaeological Dig and William Thomas – Aboriginal Protector”

3 December 2017 – Christmas BBQ for all our members!

15 November 2017 – “The story of Giovanni Sgro and his life in Coburg”

10 November 2017 – BOOK LAUNCH – The Old Boys of Coburg State School go to War

COBURG ANZACS cover 3DThe President, Mr Kelvin Thomson and committee of Coburg Historical Society invite you to attend the launch of Dr Cheryl Griffin’s new book on Friday 10th November 2017 starting at 7.30 pm at Coburg RSL Club, 323 Sydney Road Coburg.

Speakers will include Kelvin Thomson, Peter Khalil (MHR for Wills), Dr Cheryl Griffin and our guest speaker Emeritus Professor Richard Broome.

After the book launch, a light supper will be provided and signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at $20 per copy.


Coburg Primary School ANZAC Project

This project is nearing completing. The book and the memorial gates are due to be launched in late October.

You can find out more about the project here and here.

10 November 2017 – Opening of the Wold War I Centenary Anniversary Memorial Gate

20 September 2017, 8pm – Judith Smart : Melbourne women on the homefront in World War One’

18 October 2017, 8pm – Gail Faulkner: Hat and the Melbourne Cup

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