Woodend & District Heritage Society

What records are available?

Newham Primary School 1903Our archive contains documents, maps, newspapers and photographs from the district that once formed the Shire of Newham and Woodend (including Ashbourne, Hesket, Campaspe and, until 1886, Rochford).

Much of the collection has been catalogued, allowing you to look up documents quickly and easily on our computer database.

We now have digitised copies of local newspapers, including the Woodend Star from 1888-1970. Some print copies are available, too.

You can search our archive in person or via our research service.

Items we hold include:

  • Cemetery records
  • Newspapers
  • District maps
  • Church records
  • Rate books
  • Postcards
  • Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Early Shire correspondence
  • Detailed family histories
  • Oral history tapes and transcripts
  • Minute books
  • School records and roll books
  • Real estate records

Photographs: Bring your research to life

We have photographs of people and places relating to Newham and Woodend from as far back as the 1870s.

If you complete a research form, we will send you photocopies of any photographs that are relevant to your request. If a photograph is of interest, you can buy a copy from us.

Photograph prices

  • A4 size: $15 per photograph
  • 6×4 (postcard): $6 per photograph
  • USB stick: $5 per photograph
  • Commercial use/publication: $10 per photograph
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