The Hamilton History Centre advises the Centre will reopen to visitors from Monday 28th September, 2020 following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for regional Victoria. Visitors from Melbourne are reminded that Metropolitan restrictions still apply to you while you are visiting regional Victoria including visitation restrictions, therefore we will be unable to accept visitors from those areas. All visitors will be required to observe COVID-safe measures such as wearing of face masks and social distancing and we will continue to request all visitors provide their contact details. We may also ask for ID or proof of address upon entry. We encourage you to reach out to us using our online contact form or via telephone as required. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please stay safe.
Guided tours of Hamilton's main streets, the General Cemetery, the South Hamilton (Lutheran) Cemetery and moreCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Members of the Hamilton Hunt Club with Hounds & Horses c1893
The History Centre is located in the Hamilton CBD and holds a vast historical collection. Read more about the Hamilton History Centre here..
Staffed by helpful volunteer Hamilton history experts, we will undertake historical research for you, or you may come into the Centre and conduct your own research.
Gathered over many years from local and other sources, our Centre holds a vast array of documents, books and maps. Visit our reading rooms for more info.
Our collection includes over 2000 local historical photographs, cemetery records, German settlement history, war records, family history records, parish maps, pastoral properties, records of Hamilton residences, shops and businesses, as well as church and school records. All visitors are welcome. To see what is in our collection, please visit our collection page. For location and hours, please click here.
Hospital Sunday Botanical Gardens, 1910
Genealogical resources are kept at the Hamilton History Centre. We have the civil registration birth, marriage and death indexes for Victoria and some other states, shipping records for Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, indexes to Victorian and South Australian naturalisations and prisoner indexes. There are Victorian Gazettes and Post Office directories and various other indexes concerning place names, publicans, and hospitals, etc.
Gray Street, Hamilton looking west c1930
Extensive records to search for Hamilton and area inhabitants are held at the Centre. These include church registers, family histories and much more. We also have an extensive collection of published books available, as well as maps, directories, and newspaper articles. To view a summary of our collection please visit our collections page. Browse our website for more information or make contact using the information on our contact page.
The Hamilton History Centre has compiled the following videos highlighting some of our prominent historical people and places. You can view them here or visit our YouTube channel for more information.
Click on any of the videos to start play. Videos can be opened in the YouTube App for users with mobile devices, or opened in YouTube on desktops for a larger view.