Historians gather at Nagambie

By Seymour Telegraph

The Nagambie and District Historical Society and museum are an important part of the town’s history and the volunteers who work on the museum’s collections need support from governments, council, and those who are interested in preserving our history for future generations.

The society hosted a Royal Historical Society of Victoria seminar on June 23 at the tennis clubrooms for the Historical Victoria Support Group.

Representatives came from Avenel, Castlemaine, Eltham, Euroa, Heathcote-McIvor, Kilmore, Kyneton, Murchison, Maldon, Melbourne, Ballan, Malvern, Stratford and Numurkah societies to learn more about preserving their local history and how to interest the general public about years gone by.

Alleyne Hockley of the Historical Victoria Support Group was the convener of the seminar and welcomed everyone to the session.

The Historical Victoria Support Group was pleased to conduct the seminar with eminent lecturers who spoke on how to care for buildings with a heritage status, how to seek funding from various avenues and why museums, historical societies, parks and reserves are important in the 21st century.

After the talks the visitors took part in a question-and-answer session, with subjects such as insurance, working with children, privacy laws, and ancestry DNA tests.

—Diane Grant