Hamilton History Centre

About the Hamilton History Centre

Staff standing outside the 'Hamilton Spectator' newspaper office c1905

The Centre

The Hamilton History Centre is a volunteer based research facility dedicated to the collection, preservation and cataloguing of historical records of Hamilton and the surrounding region which are made available for research purposes. We welcome your research enquiry. Please see this page for fees.

Our Collection

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, businesses as well as church and school records.

Our collection

Rippon Room

Artefacts, memorabilia and a lovely lace collection, among other items, are on permanent display in the Rippon Room which may be viewed during opening hours or by appointment. 

Location and hours
Images used on this site

The images used on this site are mainly from the State Library Victoria and Museums Victoria image collections.

Three men sitting on a bench at Hamilton Railway Station c1910

Place of Deposit

The Hamilton History Centre is pleased to be in association with the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) in its accreditation as an official Place of Deposit.

Public Records

The Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) collects the archives of the State Government of Victoria and has records from early European settlement in the 1830s.

The PROV stores State Government records that are to be kept permanently in special repositories at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne (main repository), Ballarat, Geelong and Bendigo. The PROV however does not keep all State Government records.

Records not kept by the PROV but considered significant to a local community may be kept at a certified Place of Deposit (POD). PODs are community organisations that have been assessed by the PROV and are considered to have the storage facilities and standards to provide safe storage for the materials and are prepared to provide public access to the records.

A full listing of PODs plus information about the program can be found on the PROV website:

Click here to visit PROV Community Collections


Affiliated with the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria


ABN: 52 448 408 682
Incorporation: A0025807W

Marlene Greiner

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