Our research area

Our research area covers the former City of Coburg and includes Coburg, Coburg East, Coburg North, Coburg West, Fawkner, Merlynston, Moreland (north of Moreland Road), Pascoe Vale and Pascoe Vale South and Hadfield.


We do not hold material relating to the history of Brunswick or Moreland south of Moreland Road. If you are interested in anything related to Brunswick’s history, please contact the Brunswick Community History Group:

We do not hold material for Hadfield, Oak Park and Glenroy. If you are interested in anything related to the history of these areas, please contact the Broadmeadows Historical Society:

Our research collection

We have a wide-ranging collection, most of which can be viewed during our Museum opening  times.

Every first Sunday of the months from 2 -4.30pm and every Friday from 12-2pm.

Our collection of objects is on display in the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg.

How to make most of our research collection – click here to find out!

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It covers topics such as domestic life, Coburg during the two world wars, a Pentridge exhibition, material relating to Coburg Council, education, tools and equipment from the past and so much more.

Our information files sometimes hold a small amount of material only, but we are adding to them all the time. We are currently adding files to our new filing cabinets in the Annexe of the Bluestone Cottage Museum, 82 Bell Street, Coburg.

Our information files include material on:




Significant houses


Estates (ie sub-divisions)

Estate agent sales brochures





Sporting groups

Parks and reserves

Pentridge Prison

We also have a complete set of Sands and MacDougall Street Directories for Coburg plus a small library of reference books related to aspects of Coburg’s history. There is also a small, unindexed collection of local newspapers.

If you are able to help with the preparation and upkeep of our information files, please let us know. Click here to find out more!


While we make every effort to verify the material we hold in our collection, Coburg Historical Society cannot be held responsible for any errors or incorrect information that may be found.