Research

Available Resources:

The society has an extensive collection of material available to the community. These include:

  • Extensive family and township files.
  • Vast Melba files.
  • Our Behind the Bench Library specialising in local and family histories.
  • Photographic collection of more than 4000 photos
  • Photographic collection of Jack Lundy-Clark.
  • Changing theme-based displays.
  • Microfilm copies of the Lilydale Express newspaper from 1886 to 1960.
  • Bound copies of the Lilydale Express from 1961 to the present time.
  • Microfilm copies of the Evelyn Observer 1882 to 1888.
  • Microfilm copies of the Lilydale Mail 1929.
  • Digital copies of the Lilydale Express 1886 to 1960.
  • Copy of the Lilydale Cemetery Burial Registers.
  • Photographs of the headstones at Lilydale Cemetery from 1864- 1931.
  • Selection of births, deaths and marriages on microfiche.
  • Lilydale RSL Minute books now indexed.
  • World War I scrapbook of local newspaper articles now indexed.
  • Microfiche reader.
  • Microfilm reader and printer.
  • Digital scanner.
  • Digital camera.
  • Photocopier

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