Coburg Historical Society
Coburg Historical Society is a non-profit community-based organisation dedicated to researching and preserving the history and historic buildings of Coburg, Victoria, Australia. The Society meets February to November on the third Wednesday in the Coburg Library Meeting Room at 8.00pm.
This bluestone building (on the register of Victorian Historic Buildings) houses a range of local history material, including extensive records of early land transactions in Coburg and Pentridge, photographs of the district and of Pentridge Prison. Artefacts relating to early Coburg are displayed and include two sets of Coburg Mayoral Robes and Town Clerk's Robes. Front room dedicated to "Australia Remembers" displays of both world war memorabilia. Front garden of cottage has been reconstructed into a "Cottage Garden". Other displays include memorabilia from World War I and II and a cottage kitchen restored to its original state. The building includes a large annex, the Gordon Perlstein Annex. This contains a large collection of Pentridge Gaol memorabilia (all doors, padlocks, handcuffs, photographs, record books of prisoners, and signage given to us by the people who conducted tours prior to the gaol closing.