Woodend & District Heritage Society

A quick guide to our website

Welcome to Woodend & District Heritage Society!

You’ve come to the right place if you’re interested in the history of the villages of Woodend, Newham, Ashbourne and Hesket.

Lots of places in the world are called Woodend or Wood End. We’re in Australia, about an hour north-west of Melbourne, in the heart of the beautiful Macedon Ranges.

Since 1977, we’ve helped all sorts of people delve into the past, from family history researchers to TV production teams.Please let us know how we can help you, too.

Who we are and where you’ll find us

We’re volunteers and we meet on Wednesdays at the court house in Forest St, Woodend.

You can learn more about the Society on our About page.

Our Contact page has all the details for getting in touch with us, plus a map and directions for visiting us.

And if you’d like to join us, take a look at our membership page.

You can also find us on Facebook.

What can we help you discover?

Research resources on the website include:

You can learn about the history of the district from our books.

We also have a large archive of photographs.

To find out how you can access our archive, go to our research page, where you’ll also find details of the research service we offer.

Got a question for us?

Send us an email via the form on our Contact page. We’d love to hear from you.

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