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1838 and a ‘Benalla secret’: Seeking the truth about colonisation and Aboriginal resistance in north-east Victoria

Benalla, vic

This presentation by members of the Benalla Aboriginal History Group will explore the historical story of Aboriginal life, colonisation and frontier conflict in Benalla.

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Family Tree Maker Workshop

Benalla, vic

Hosted by Benalla Family Research Group Inc, get the best out of Family Tree Maker, including syncing with your Ancestry Tree.

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An Airport Right Under Our Noses

Benalla, vic

Enjoy a talk about:
• Gliding –Centre of gliding in Victoria, amazing pilot training.
• WW2 effort – Benalla a key part of the national effort.
• Ballooning and “people-carrying kites” - the first flight machines.
• Recreation Aviation Australia – RAAus – a pilot in every home.

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CANCELLED – The Arthur Baird Story

Benalla, vic

Wilfred Arthur Baird was born in Benalla. He joined the Australian Flying Corps at Point Cook where he was an instrument fitter and air mechanic. In 1916 he enlisted and was sent to the Middle East where he served with distinction. On his return he joined fellow servicemen when QANTAS was formed.

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RSL Museum and Military memorabilia

Benalla, vic

A variety of military memorabilia over 2 floors . Showcasing military connections including some local veterans.

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Moira House Open Day

Benalla, vic

Moira Benalla Club are opening Moira House to the public to view. Please come along and have a wander around this magnificent building. Tea & Coffee will be available, and the bar will be open for drinks.

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Benalla Masonic Lodge – Open Day

Benalla, vic

Freemasonry is a world wide organisation and Marangan Lodge has been part of the history of Benalla since 1871. The lodge building was built in 1904 and the main temple constructed in 1932. An ornate art deco ceiling in the main centre is a highlight of the building.

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Unveiling Threads of Time – a stroll along Nunn Street, Benalla

Benalla, vic

Join us on a walk along Nunn Street and identify its historical buildings.

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CWA Mother’s Day Devonshire Tea

Benalla, vic

Comfort, nostalgia, a genuine, wholesome and relaxed environment. warmth, country hospitality, craft, skills - all the things associated with the CWA including scones with jam and cream, peace, a yarn and warm cuppa...

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Connections: Opening the Archives

Benalla, vic

You are invited to come and enjoy the architecture of this amazing building built in 1900, stroll through the old convent, reminisce about past school days, connect with past and present students, view the historical display in the heritage room and research family from a by gone era.

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Can the community save Benalla’s Railway Signal Box?

Benalla, vic

Find out about the community campaign (so far) to save the signal box from demolition. This one hour talk and discussion will outline the many challenges as well as opportunities of local history preservation.

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Benalla Airfield History Presentation

Benalla, vic

A presentation will be given on the history of the Benalla Airfield and its contribution to the war effort during World War 2, the life of service members on the Station, and a presentation of the historical exhibits present in the Museum. Members will be available to facilitate and answer questions, and close up activities around the Museum's air assets will be available.

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Bad, Sad and Famous – Part 2

Benalla, vic

Benalla cemetery holds the victims of horrific murders and tragic accidents. In its long history, the cemetery has seen it all – politicians, a famous poet, Australia’s first celebrity chef, and a famous sportsman as good as any who ever played. Last year during Heritage Week, we did part 1.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Nighttime Cemetery Walk in Benalla

Benalla, vic

Benalla Cemetery contains them all - The Good who sought to improve the life of others and the community; the Bad who used their power and influence for their own immoral purposes; and it contains the truly Ugly.

This is your opportunity to visit the graves and relive stories of all three groups.

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Winton’s Buried Treasures – more than what you see!

Winton, vic

Hosted by Winton Cemetery Trust, find out what goes on at a cemetery beside the obvious!

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Mokoan Living Heritage

Winton North, vic

Over two days Winton Wetlands will celebrate the living heritage of Mokoan, as the wetlands are known to Yorta Yorta people, traditional custodians of the land. Friday 3 May showcases Yorta Yorta art and heritage, and Saturday 4 May brings together artists of all kinds inspired by this amazing site.

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Swanpool Community Cinema – Special Film Screening

Swanpool, vic

Swanpool Cinema is a community owned and operated entirely by volunteers. A special screening of a 1920's black and white movie will be shown with a tea, coffee and biscuits after the screening.

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Moorngag Cemetery History and Walk

Moorngag, vic

The Moorngag Cemetery has been in operating since 1884 and is the last resting place for an extraordinary group of people.

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Tatong Heritage

Tatong, vic

Visit Tatong, where a display in the Tatong Memorial Hall will show the history of this little town, including early farmers and timber felling in the hills, to a dash of Ned Kelly.

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The Making of an Outlaw – Ned Kelly

Whitlands, vic

A drive and walking tour presented by the Mansfield Historical Society on Ned Kelly, his life and the police shootings over four locations. Hear from Noeleen Lloyd, a descendant of the Quinn and Lloyd Clan, Leo Kennedy, great grandson of Sgt Michael Kennedy and local Greta historian Adrian Younger.

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