Our Collections

The society an archive not a museum. As such any objects we have in our society collection are paper based for easy storage. Besides our extensive files based on families, township, places, groups and events, we have several collections which can be assessed by the community at the Old Lilydale Court House during our opening hours. These include:

  • Letters, documents and other paper objects relevant to the district.
  • More than 4000 images in our photographic collection in negative, digital and paper format.
  • Dame Nellie Melba files and images.
  • Photographic collection of Jack Lundy-Clark.
  • Copies of the Lilydale Express newspaper from 1886 through to today.
  • Microfilm copies of the Evelyn Observer 1882 to 1888.
  • Microfilm copies of the Lilydale Mail 1929.
  • Copy of the Lilydale Cemetery Burial Registers.
  • Photographs of the headstones at Lilydale Cemetery from 1864- 1931.
  • Index of births, deaths and marriages reported in the Lilydale Express.
  • Minute books of various local organisations.

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
info@lilydalehistorical.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm
Fridays 1 to 4pm