Preserving the Past for the Future

Lilydale & District 
Historical Society

Lilydale & District 
Historical Society

Preserving the Past for the Future

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Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.
Lilydale, Yarra Valley

The Lilydale & District Historical Society was formed in 1971 to help plan and mount suitable displays for the Shire of Lillydale’s Centenary in February 1972. We opened and operated the Lilydale & District Historical Museum in the old Lillydale Shire offices in Castella Street from 1976 to 1989. The custodian of the collection today is the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

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Society Projects

Gun Alley Stories Lilydale Historical Society Archives Projects Photographs History Local

Gun Alley Stories

The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today is an award winning interactive experience…

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World War One Veterans Lilydale Historical Society

They Answered the Call

Our World War I Veterans, including David Briers who died in France November 24, 1918 of broncho Pneumonia…

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Headstone Project Lilydale Historical Society

Headstone Project

Stories Behind the Headstones at Lilydale Cemetery allows the public to learn more about our local families…

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Lilydale's Public Place Public Lives

Lilydale’s Public Places Public Lives 1860s to 1970s


Dame Nellie Melba CD

Nellie Melba CD Aria & Song 1904 – 1921


As It Happened - Lilydale Historical Society Volume 1-4

As It Happened Volume 4

$35.00 (2 books)

Melba A Family Memoir - Lilydale Historical Society

Melba a Family Memoir



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The society produces newsletters at least four times a year and all of our newsletters from 1995 are available digitally.

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interactive map

View our Interactive Map of Historic Highlights in the Region!

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