Our Library - Lilydale District Historical Society

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Our Collections

The society is 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.

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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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