Macarthur Historical Society




Business Houses

Some photos
Four Towns and a Survey by Noel F Learmonth
Register of customers of John McInnes, bootmaker
Records of customers of Mrs. Bramke/Fahey, dressmaker
Stephenson’s ledger, garage proprietor
Invoices/Statements, Calendars from some shops

Butter Factory

File of data collected, including newspaper report of opening
Award Certificates for entries at Royal Melbourne Show
Artifacts from the factory and relating to the industry


Transcripts of Headstones at Macarthur Cemetery 2001
Register of known burials
Biographical notes of most persons
Register of inquests held at Macarthur
Some headstone photos


Roman Catholic – History
Presbyterian – Jubilee Booklet
Church of England – Booklet on history


Bob Trigger, Valerie Gleeson, Les Broadwood

Family Histories

Published history of a number of Macarthur district families
Data folder of research letters relating to former residents


Yambuk, Byaduk, Bessiebelle, Branxholme


Register of travelers

Mechanics Hall

Original correspondence by J.L. Huntley
Newspaper cuttings relating to Architects drawing of Hall

Macarthur Hospital

Ladies Auxiliary
Community Progress Association
Births at Macarthur


Parish maps of surrounding areas showing first crown grant title holders names

Minute Books for Sporting and Other Clubs

Macarthur Racing Club
Mt Eccles & Macarthur Pastoral & Agricultural Society
Girl Guides

Newspaper clippings

Death and cemetery notices from 1988
Newspaper reports relating to Macarthur 1988 onwards. Some older.
Articles from the Hamilton Spectator and Warrnambool Standard 1960’s
1946 floods coverage
Extracts by Vera Risk from the Western Agriculturist
Extracts from the Hamilton Spectator – Early Intelligence
Births, Deaths & Marriages from newspapers by Vera Risk

Past residents

Some photos
File folder containing lists of residents at various dates taken from various sources
List of depositors who registered their signature at the National Bank 1874 – 1962.
Street Numbers and residents list


List of known Police stationed at Macarthur
Architects drawing of the Court House


Some Labor Party records, Liberal Party Branch records


Ardonachie – Early Schools at Mt Eccles by James L O’Shea
Deep Creek
Macarthur – some Pupils registers
Several booklets – 100 years, 125 years.
Survey Maps showing sites of most district schools
Some photographs of buildings
Photographs of pupils – various
Eumeralla School photo

Shire of Minhamite

From Forest Swamp and Stones – A history of the Shire of Minhamite by P L Yule.
Newspaper cuttings relating to.
Rate assessment book.
Engineers correspondence book.

Soldier Settlement

Comprehensive files of land division and settlement 1940’s and 1950’s.

Station Properties

File folder of data
Photos of most large homesteads
Subdivision maps and some reports of purchases


Some Minute books of organizations now defunct.
Several Ledgers.


CONTACT: Macarthur Historical Society, High Street, Macarthur, Vic, 3286
Phone: (03) 55761221

Historical Society formed March 1987 -
Hours of operation: Open by appointemnt only.

Last updated - June 19th, 2013