Casterton & District Historical Society Inc.
incorporating the Casterton Community Museum, Old Railway Station, Casterton, Victoria, Australia
P.O. Box 48, Casterton, Victoria 3311, Australia.
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updated
24 July 2014

-- Daryl Povey --







Casterton Community Museum Opening Times:
  • Casterton Visitor Information Centre, Shiels Terrace, Casterton – opening times 9am to 5pm 7 days a week. Contact 55 812070 to make enquires about accessing the Casterton Community Museum - Research and Family History section.
  • Casterton Community Museum located at the Railway Station building in Jackson St, open by appointment. Contact 55 812070 for further details.
  • Both sections of the Casterton Community Museum are CLOSED from the 24th December to the 1st February.
  • The Casterton Community Museum has obtained Donor Gift Recipient endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office. If you would like to make a donation to the Museum, all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. All donations go towards the conservation and preservation of the Museum Collection.
Henty Street Casterton pre 1920
Henty Street, Casterton (pre 1920)
Casterton & District Historical Society:

Contact details:

Office Bearers 2013-2014:
  • President - Dawn Black
  • Secretary & Archivist - Ros Coventry
  • Treasurer - David Coventry
  • Vice President - Sandra White
  • Junior Vice President - Dawn Black
Secretary: Research Enquiries:


Casterton & District Historical Society
2014 Calendar of Events

  • December
  • November
  • October
  • PASCHENDALE SETTLEMENT REUNION
    Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014
    Link to : Paschendale Soldier Settlers (WW1)
    Download : Reunion Information & Response Sheet

  • September
  • August, 20th (Wednesday) - Annual General Meeting, 2.00 p.m., Albion Hotel, Henty-street, Casterton.
  • DUNROBIN HALL CENTENARY
    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014

  • July
  • June, 18th (Wednesday) - 2.30 p.m., at RSL Hall, Casterton.
    This is a special meeting. We don’t usually have one in June but this time we will have one, in the wake of the Kelpie Festival.
  • May, 21st (Wednesday) - 2.30 p.m., at RSL Hall, Casterton.
    Following the meeting we will meet and select costumes at Trish and Gary Williams’ home on Shiels Tce.
    The Kelpie Parade float: the theme is McKinlay's Glenelg Inn / Adelaide Crossing, as part of our celebrations to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of CDHS.
    We want to make ours the Best Float in 2014. All input and creative ideas welcome. There are many characters--squatters, swaggies, surveyors, workers, inn patrons, bushrangers and settlers' children. Costumes can be provided or you can make or use your own.
  • April, 16th (Wednesday) - 2.30 p.m., at RSL Hall, Casterton. Please bring a small plate to share. We will have our usual business meeting and welcome visitors from Coleraine Historical Society. Graeme Wallis will talk about their society.
    1.30 p.m. Special Meeting. Members will meet before the General Meeting to discuss our Kelpie Parade float, the theme of which is McKinlay’s Glenelg Inn / Adelaide Crossing, part of our celebrations to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of CDHS. To be involved in the parade, please be there. Help make it the Best Float for 2014. All input and creative ideas welcome. There are many characters -squatters, swaggies, surveyors, workers, inn patrons and children. Costumes can be provided or you can make or use your own.
  • March, 19th (Wednesday) - 6.30 p.m., at VIC BBQ area. Please bring a plate to share, meat and some drinks provided. PS: Bring your own chair for comfort. We hope to have some guests from the Coleraine Historical Society and to learn about their organisation.
  • February, 19th (Wednesday) - Meet at the Casterton Old Cemetery at 10a.m. We will take stock of what needs to be done before the unveiling of the new name board. Volunteer workers will be needed to help clean up the area.

Meetings where there is a guest speaker or activity, no business will be dealt with unless advertised.


Jim Kent's Book (Vol. 2)

"KENTS CORNER"
Roamin' 'Round the Town: Volume 2 will be launched on

Saturday, 30th November, 2013 at Casterton Town Hall at 11am.
Copies will be available at the Visitor Information Centre: cost is $25.
Get in quick for an ideal Christmas gift.

Price $25.00 plus $5.00 postage & packaging.

Secretary : Casterton & District Historical Sociey
P.O. Box 48, Casterton, Vic 3350, Australia

Jim Kent's Book (Vol. 1) is still available ! [100 pages, A4 size]

"KENTS CORNER"
Historical Happenings of Casterton and District as told by James P Kent.

Price $25.00 plus $5.00 postage & packaging.

Secretary : Casterton & District Historical Sociey
P.O. Box 48, Casterton, Vic 3350, Australia