Bulletin for Members


The committee create and send out a Bulletin to their membership on a monthly basis. This gives a small amount of information of the mammoth amount of activity and research that goes on at HeritageWorks

Become a member and receive a very informative quarterly newsletter giving lots of information on Warrnambool & District. Plus free research time. Come along and see what is happening and do a little research into a home or business premises you have purchased. Get a copy of a picture for your wall or find out about the families involved or delve into your own family.

Bulletin 2017


  • Conservation work done on the Pioneer Board.
  • Members of the Swinton family, visiting Warrnambool recently
  • Take Your Dog To Work Day.
  • In September 2017 it will be 40 years since the railway between Dennington, Koroit & Port Fairy was closed.
  • Booklets and the Pioneer Registers are available for purchase


  • W&DHS offers a special membership for district schools,
  • Travelled to Stawell Western Victorian Association of Historical Societies
  • Andrew Suggett has recently resigned
  • New Acquisitons: St John’s Presbyterian Church halls spectacular piece of work, built c. 1915


  • In late January the 100th anniversary of the first flight to Warrnambool
  • Basil Watson
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Students from local schools are frequent visitors

Bulletin 2016


  • We are a little over midway through a three year process to achieve accreditation
  • Spring edition of our newsletter Warnimble.
  • Christmas party is being held at HeritageWorks



  • Glenys Phillpot stepped down from the position of president
  • Front of History House still resembles a bombsite,
  • Gas fired hydronic heating has been installed in History House


  • Shortlisted for a Victorian Collections Cataloguing Award
  • Jude Fraser,view our Pioneer Board
  • The community activities crew
  • Up Came a Squatter exploring Niel Black’s
  • Australian experience of World War One
  • Christopher Beattie,


  • Received the significance assessment report
  • Hydronic heating at History House.
  • Iron railing from around John Murray’s grave
  • The AGM date has been set for 25th September
  • Water Board rate books from the early 19th century to 1930’s
  • Researching Supporter of the Pall.


  • Warnimble journal packed full of information and interesting articles
  • WFHG and WDHS have applied for funding for heating in HH
  • Helpful Information for HeritageWorks volunteers.
  • Our come and try open day
  • The pioneer Board study is progressing well


  • 50th anniversary of the WDHS report
  • Work is continuing on the significance of the Pioneers Board
  • Research and collection management continue


  • Pioneer Board restoration!
  • James Affleck’s book For King and Country
  • Cultural Heritage Open Day
  • Peter Robertson
  • The first Historical Society began in 1935


  • Hearing History House
  • 50 Years celebration
  • Received donation photos David Ferguson
  • Quarry men and the Community Garden.