Collections Archive

Whittlesea Historical Society has catalogued its records for both Family Research and Historical Images held in its library.

Due to the ongoing nature of the research this listing of information continues to grow as new details are added regularly.

A collection of articles written by local members about the history of Whilttlesea and surrounds


Books

PLENTY VALLEY BUSHRANGERS OF 1842
Written by Lindsay Mann (1996)
119 pages
This is a colourful account of a series of incidents which led to a pitched battle between the gang and members of the Melbourne Club, leading to Melbourne's first bushranger trial and white hangings in Victoria. It explores the conflicting interests of the Aborigines and the landed gentry that created turbulence in the 1840's.

The terror that this gang brought almost led to a militia force called The Port Phillip Volunteers being created.

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WHITTLESEA TOWNSHIP HERITAGE WALK
Compiled by Angela Roper (2013)
28 pages
This booklet contains an easy to read map of the Township of Whittlesea, marked with significant historical points.
These are then described in more detail within the booklet. The self-guided walk is approximately 2.7 km in total  from point 1 to 27 and return.

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