Australian Freethought Heritage Library

4 Alandale Avenue, BALWYN


The library is maintained by the Humanist Society of Victoria. It covers 150 years of local Australian material, associated manuscripts and related records from overseas. It is a repository of privately-held material of the major secular, freethought groups that have operated throughout Australia over the past century.

Our Collection

This collection is maintained by the Humanist Society of Victoria. The collection includes local Australian material, associated manuscripts and related records from overseas, spanning more than150 years. It is a repository of privately-held material from the major secular, freethought groups that have operated throughout Australia over the past century. The collection includes archival records, minute books, biographical data, photographs, drawings, pamphlets, fliers, magazines, journals, books and associated materials as well as memorabilia of the Australian Freethought Movement, which modern Humanist and Secular Societies define as an integral part of their - and Australia's - cultural heritage. Archival records minute books, biographical data, photographs, drawings, pamphlets, fliers, magazines, journals, books and associated materials as well as memorabilia of the Australian Freethought Movement, which modern Humanist and Secular Societies define as an integral part of their, and Australia's cultural heritage.

This collection reflects more than 150 years of development in Victoria and Australia of ways of thinking that were shaped by the freethought movement, and more broadly by secular humanism.

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