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2012 Walk Notes Now Available
The notes and route details for our 2012 Walk - 'Skipping Girl to Abbotsford Cool' - are now available on our Walks and Talks page.
Resources for Schools
There is now a new page on our site which includes some resources for schools including a lesson outline for year 3, some early Collingwood stories and a full e-book -
In Those days: Collingwood Remembered.
The next meeting will be held Wednesday 12 June.
St Joseph's Church
Good news! The fire-damaged Catholic church in Otter Street is to be re-built.
History Walk 2012
The history walk was held 10 November, with about 30 people in attendance, exploring past and present in Abbotsford.
Victorian Community History Awards commendation
The winners of the 2012 Community History Awards were announced today. CHS submitted the 'Collingwood's 101 Hotels' database in the Local History Project category.
Our Annual General Meeting was held 8 August at the Royal Hotel in Clifton Hill.
St Joseph's Church - Ruling
The VCAT hearing regarding the proposed substantial demolition of St Joseph's Church in Otter St began on Monday 21 May.
Victoria Park Community Celebration
Lots to see even if you missed Sunday 4 December.
Review of Bitter roots, sweet fruit
History of Education Review
(Vol 39, number 2) included a review by Rosalie Triolo.
Our next meeting will be held Wednesday 8 June at 8pm at Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford
Collingwood Town Hall restoration
Our April meeting featured a DVD on the restoration of Collingwood Town Hall.
Annual History Walk 2010
Held Saturday 13 November, despite inclement weather.
Annual General Meeting
Held at the Retreat Hotel, Nicholson St, Abbotsford, Wednesday 8 September at 7.45 pm. Guest speaker Ian Harold.
Our annual history walk was held on Saturday 14 November.
Schools maps now online
Maps showing the locations of Collingwood's 176 schools are now accessible on the website.
Victorian Community History Awards 2009
Collingwood Historical Society a winner two years in a row.
Schools of Collingwood
Our latest publication,
Bitter roots, sweet fruit: a history of schools in Collingwood, Abbotsford and Clifton Hill
was officially launched by Caroline Hogg.
End of an era
Collingwood's last functioning boot factory moves out.
Community Grant for the Online Maps Project
CHS has been successful in our application for a City of Yarra Community Grant.
History Walk Saturday 8 November
The 2008 History Walk started at the Grace Darling Hotel. It also ended there as tired and thirsty walkers settled in for a drink and more chatting about hotel history.
Committee nominations 2008-2009
Voting for committee positions took place at the AGM.
Annual General Meeting August 2008
Guest speaker Kristin Otto at the AGM.
November History Walk
Our annual History Walk was held on Saturday 10 November.
Plaques Project Round Two
Following the installation of six plaques on local heritage sites in 2006, another six were installed in October 2007.
Ragged Schools in Collingwood, 1860-1880
Our next meeting will feature a talk on Hornbrook Ragged Schools in Collingwood...
The Collingwood History Plaques Project
The Collingwood Historical Society, with the support of the City of
, has installed 12 plaques to mark local buildings of significance and allow passers-by to share a new layer of awareness and appreciation of the history of their community...
New Web Site Launched...
Our new web site has now been created...
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