Kingston Local History Website
You'll find a wealth of information on Kingston Local History website, which is updated each month by City of Kingston Historian Dr Graham Whitehead. The website has articles, images and resources relating to local history.
Kingston Local History Website Redesign
The Kingston Local History website has undergone a redesign and we are excited to unveil the new look site. All of the articles from the old website are on there, including some fresh new content. We're currently working to make it easier for you to discover all of these wonderful hidden gems from Kingston's past. The website is still a work in progress, but you can see all of the new features now at localhistory.kingston.vic.gov.au - we'd love to hear your feedback! You can also still access the old website.
Kingston Historical Walking Trails
Take a stroll along one of the City of Kingston's Historical Walking Trails and discover the rich history of Mentone and Mordialloc.
Pocket guides are available for pick up at any Kingston library to accompany you on the walking trails. Each guide includes a nifty trail map, so you don't get lost, and a brief piece of history for each stop.
You can also journey through the Mentone and Mordialloc Historical Walking trails online. Access either our Mentone or Mordialloc trails by clicking on the link below.
Visit Kingston's Historical Walking Trails
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Mordialloc College Alumni Association
The Mordialloc College Alumni Association archives yield images of the City of Kingston, not just Mordialloc College, bringing the community together over many generations of association with the school and district.
Visit the Mordialloc College Alumni Association website.
Museum of Australian Democracy
The Museum of Australian Democracy is in the process of making the entirety of their 'open access' oral histories available on their website. There are interviews relating to the history of Australian parliamentary democracy, activism and the the story of the Old Parliament House building.
To explore this fascinating collection go to http://oralhistories.moadoph.gov.au.
The ANZAC Centenary
The Victorian Government has launched a new website for the upcoming centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The site contains historical images, information about the contribution of communities across Victoria, timelines and resources for students and teachers. You can register your event to commemorate the anniversary and share your stories of how the war impacted on your family.
To find out more go to http://anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au.
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