Our 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 on our computer database, allowing you to look up documents quickly and easily.
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.
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.
- A4 size: $15 per photograph
- 6×4 (postcard): $6 per photograph
- USB stick: $5 per photograph
- Commercial use/publication: $10 per photograph