Welcome to History Monash

Welcome to the website of History Monash Inc., incorporating the former Oakleigh & District Historical Society Inc. This website will progressively build content to showcase the best of the Society’s 55+ year old collection of images, documents and artefacts as well as the community exhibitions held at the Society’s home in the Monash Federation Centre, Oakleigh. We encourage new members, volunteers and donations to help build the collection.

History Monash Inc acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which it operates and pays its respects to their Elders past and present.

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Monash Community Podcast

The Monash Community Podcast is a weekly podcast for residents, businesses and organisations in the City of Monash.  Hosted by Charles Kovess, the podcast shares

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History Monash Inc gratefully acknowledges new grants to assist with its work of preserving and showcasing local history: From the Public Record Office Victoria Local

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Congratulations Helen Gobbi OAM

It is a great pleasure to announce that Helen Gobbi, the History Monash Inc historian and Vice-President, was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s

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History Monash Inc pays tribute to all Australian service people.  We thank them for their bravery and sacrifices. We respect the decision made by the

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Taking its place: a history of Oakleigh

A comprehensive book on Oakleigh’s social, sporting, cultural and civic life. By local author and historian Helen Gobbi. $35.00  

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Windows into History catalogue

Windows into History was a project to apply digital print film of local historical images to the window glazing at the Monash Federation Centre. The

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Our Partners

History Monash Inc. gratefully acknowledges the support of Victorian Government and Public Record Office Victoria for making this project possible.