Culture Victoria

Wangaratta Historical Society

Ford Street WANGARATTA Visit Website

The Historical Society is located in the Museum in Ford Street, Wangaratta, Victoria.

Our Collection

Owned and managed by the Wangaratta Historical Society Inc, this collection is housed in the Wangaratta Museum, formerly the Wangaratta Fire Station. It includes a wide range of historical artefacts from the Wangaratta District: household, commercial, industrial, agricultural and military. There are also 10,000 photographs from the local area, both recent and historic, including a collection of 3000-4000 glass plate negatives by a former Wangaratta photographer, Mr. Andrew Vine, who captured the images from 1898 to 1940. Archival holdings include histories, centennial publications of small towns, schools and churches in the area, letters and cemetery records. Books and other documents on historical subjects related to Wangaratta and the district (including prints from the files of the Chronicle newspaper) are held in a research library.

This collection documents the local history of the City of Wangaratta and surrounding district.