Greater Dandenong & Springvale Resources

Greater Dandenong Library

Go to their website, where their catalogue may be searched. Among its material is the following: (* indicates available for reference only)

  • Chronicles of Dandenong, Niall Brennan, 1973*
  • Reminiscences of Early Dandenong, G F Roulston, 1934*
  • History of the City of Springvale, Gillian Hibbins*
  • Grand Old Lady of Dandenong Dickson, Titcher & Tonta, 1990*
  • Stage 1 Heritage Study, City of Greater Dandenong, Butler & Associates
    Parts 1 (Heritage sites) and Stage 2 (Environmental history) are bound together
  • Dandenong Journal microfiche 1877 to 1954 (formerly South Bourke & Mornington Journal)
  • Gipps-Land Gate magazine 1971 to present

City of Greater Dandenong

Council has its own collection of objects and other materials. One of its best known photo collections is the collection of photo negatives from the photographer Graham Southam. Its records office also has information (for example, vertical files for its reserves) that is available to the public.

Springvale & District Historical Society

Begun to collect objects and information about the history of the area once known as the City of Springvale (includes the areas of Noble Park and Keysborough), this society continues today. Its centre at Hillcrest Avenue, Springvale (behind the Springvale Library) is open from 2pm to 4pm on Thursdays.  More details.

Heritage Hill Museum & Oral History Centre

Heritage Hill is an historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings in two acres of landscaped gardens offering art exhibitions, musical events, school holiday workshops, talks and seminars as well as historical displays, guided tour packages, education programs and more. More details.