The Ballarat Historical Society is located at the Gold Museum and meets there on the second Tuesday of each month, except January.
The BHS was formed on the 17th July, 1933. The Collection had various homes until 1981 when much of it was moved to the Gold Museum.
In 2005 it all came together at the Gold Museum and has been housed, managed and 301 Moved Permanently displayed there since that time.
Meetings: The Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except January, at 7.30pm at the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat.
Check meeting dates page for details of 2016 programme. Visits to places of interest may start at a different time.
Ballarat Benevolent Society - Register of Inmates: has been updated, adding the register entries for 1887/88 and the lying-in register entries for 1892/3 - 1904/5.
Thanks to Brett Weinburg and
Ballarat Health Services for transcribing the register and
301 Moved Permanently
allowing us to host it on the website. The register can be found in the menu above, under The Collection
-> Ballarat Benevolent Society
Research: Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm.
Research is by appointment ONLY, ph: 5337 1107 or you may complete an enquiry form at the Gold Museum reception desk.
The Ballarat Historical Society preserves items of historical importance and
encourages research into the social history of the Ballarat district.
Newsletter: The Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter entitled: The Lamplight.
It presents information about meetings and informative articles relating to Ballarat's history.
Newsletters can be purchased by non-members for $4.00. Check the contacts page for the address.
Genealogy enquiries should be directed to the Genealogical Society in the first instance:
Membership and correspondence enquiries:
P.O. Box 2292
Bakery Hill VIC 335