Maffra Historical Society and Sugarbeet Museum

Maffra and District Historical Society covers the entire area of the former Shire of Maffra.  It works with newer groups at Heyfield, Boisdale and Briagolong.

Its Research Collection, mostly housed at the Maffra Library, and accessible during library hours, includes photographs, documents and maps.

Its strengths are the Sugarbeet and Dairy industries, but also records many of the families who have lived in the area since the 1840s.

Members are available on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Maffra Library from 1pm to 3pm for Research Queries.  Those traveling a distance should check first to make sure staff on the day are best equipped to deal with their enquiry, as records may have to come from the Museum

Want to know more about the Sugarbeet Industry?  The Sugarbeet Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 2pm, along with the nearby market.  Appointments are available at other times for groups.

The Society has an extensive range of publications.  We will have a special on Wellington Landscapes, which is the history of the area covered by the modern shire.  Originally published at $18.00, it will be the bargain of the day at $5.  Family at Rosedale, Yarram, Dargo or Stratford?  We have you covered.

Visit our table for a range of books, and to check if your family is included in our catalogue database.

 

e-mail: maffrahistory@outlook.com

Website:  http://www.maffra.net.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaffraHistSoc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BriagolongHistory/

Snail mail: PO Box 321, Maffra 3860

Phone: 0448 441 740 or 0437 206 025

Submitted by the Maffra and District Historical Society and the Maffra Sugarbeet Museum: exhibitors at the VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.

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