Welcome to the Whittlesea Historical Society
The Whittlesea Historical Society was founded in 1975, then known as Whittlesea & Conservation Society. Bill Payne, who wrote the first history of the Shire of Whittlesea, was a Foundation member and President from October 1976 until his death in 1983.
The Whittlesea History Society caters for anyone interested in the history of the City of Whittlesea area. Anyone who is interested in joining is welcome. You don’t have to live in the area to be a member of the Society.
We have an extensive database which holds and variety of photographs, newspapers, documents, registers, rate books and ledgers which can be viewed when becoming a member.
Becoming a member of the WHS gives you access to all our collection, some of which is in the Members Only Area on the website.
Donate to WHS
The Society is always interested in hearing from people with original documents, photographs, diaries etc from the City of Whittlesea.
If you have an original item you think we could be interested in, we would love to hear from you!