Researching houses and properties

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We have prepared a checklist to assist you in researching the history of your house or property, using rate books, postal directories, building and subdivision plans, drainage plans, land titles, and records held at the Stonnington History Centre. The information relates to properties in Stonnington, but you can follow these steps to conduct research into any property in Victoria. The checklist includes links to useful websites and publications.

My Stonnington Home Research Portfolio

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For a fee of $280, we can produce a history of a residential or commercial property in Stonnington for you. We use rate records, photographs, drainage and land subdivision plans, correspondence, building plans, and other material in our collection to compile a summary report and copies of historic documents (which may include photographs or building plans if available), delivered in a presentation folder. Please note that a minimum of three months’ notice is required.

Gift certificates are also available for this service.

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To find out more about the My Stonnington Home Research Portfolio service and certificates, phone 8290 1360 or fill in the form below.


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My Stonnington Home Research Portfolio

Thank you for requesting a My Stonnington Home Research Portfolio to be prepared by the Stonnington History Centre.

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Requests will be processed in the order in which they have been received. Please be advised that a minimum of three months' notice is required. A summary report will be added to the History Centre’s online catalogue, and will be accessible by the public and future researchers. An invoice for $280 will be sent separately from Stonnington City Council after you have received the portfolio. By submitting this form you agree to these conditions.

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