Stratford and District Historical Society

Stratford Historical Society maintains a Museum in the former Methodist Church, Hobson St, Stratford.

It is currently open 10am to 3pm Tuesdays, and 2pm to 4pm the fourth Sunday of the month.

Access to the archives is by appointment only on 0418 573 828.

Publications available from Stratford and District Historical Society
All Book Prices include GST.

Mrs Montgomery's Life in Gippsland. 32 pages, illustrated. Published 2003 by Stratford and District Historical Society.

Reminiscences of Elizabeth Montgomery of The Heart, with photographs of many of the people mentioned, maps and other material.

$13.75 plus $2.00 package and post.


 

There's the Mill Whistle: The Boyhood Memories of George Little. 40 pages, illustrated. Published 1998 by Stratford and District Historical Society.

Memories of a sawmilling family, first at Wy Yung West/Calulu, and then at Blackall Creek, Yeerung and Boisdale.

$9.50 plus $2.00 package and post.


 

The Official History of the Avon Shire 1840 -1900 by John Wilson (ed). Originally published 1951 by the Avon Shire Council, reprinted 1991 by the Stratford and District Historical Society. 231 pages plus 17 page index. Illustrated (seven photographs).

One of the original Gippsland histories, this edition is typewritten and double-spaced. Nevertheless it is a difficult-to-find and useful reference.

$38.50 plus $ package and post.

 


 

A Busy Life: The Reminiscences of Charlie Bartlett, born at Providence Ponds, near Stratford, Victoria in 1890 by Charles 'King' Bartlett. 58 pages, illustrated. Published 1980 by Stratford and District Historical Society.

An online index can be found at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~surreal/AVG/Indexes/BusyLife.html

Memories from Munro to Central Australian properties.

$8.00 posted.


 

The Peck Plaques: An Insight into the Lives of Gippsland's First Settlers through the Medical Practices of Early Gippsland Doctors and Nurses by Flora Johns. 62 pages, illustrated. Published 1992 by the author.

Account of early Gippsland doctors and of nursing sister Muriel Peck.

$8.00 posted.


 

The Dog's Grave: An Account of Droving Days in Early Gippsland by Flora Johns (with Os Green). 20 pages, illus and map. First published 1980. Reprinted 1992 by Stratford and District Historical Society.

An online index can be found at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~surreal/AVG/Indexes/Dogsgrave.html

An account of droving from Cobungra to Omeo.

$ 8.00 posted


 

Stratford (Victoria) in the 1880's: The Memoirs of Dr. A. South. 46 pages, illustrated, index. 2nd edn published 1990 by Stratford and District Historical Society.

An online index can be found at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~surreal/AVG/Indexes/Stratford1880s.html

Memories of Stratford and surrounds, mentioning many early families.

$8.00 posted.

 

 

Copies may be purchased by sending cheques/money orders to Stratford and District Historical Society, P.O. Box 145, Stratford, Vic, 3862

This page is sponsored by Kapana Press and Gippsland Heritage Journal

Last updated: 05 May 2010