Our Collection

Photographs: A collection of over 4,000 photographs of Traralgon and districts - including Glengarry, Gormandale, Toongabbie, Tyers, Willung, Callignee, Carrajung, Koornalla and surrounds. These are in a searchable database.

Books: Local histories, family histories, scrapbooks, diaries and general Gippsland histories.

Periodicals: A wide range of Gippsland Historical Society newsletters and bulletins.

Maps: A large collection of Parish plans, Town plans, Topographical maps, Subdivision plans and others.

Manuscript Material: Notes, letters, minute books, account books, ephemera, from towns, schools, families and district organizations.

Vertical Files: An extensive collection of documents, newspaper cuttings, booklets, ephemera, etc., sorted by family names, districts, property names and subjects.

Objects: We hold a small collection of artifacts, mementos and trophies.

Our Catalogue and Database

We have a catalogue of the collection that currently has over 6,500 entries, that is searchable on our public-access computer.

We also have a second database that is names indexed from various publications, school records and the Traralgon Cemetery. That contains over 42,000 entries, and is searchable on our public-access computer.