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The Stonnington History Centre is closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 situation. We can still assist with research enquiries by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stonnington History Centre is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the City of Stonnington and the former cities of Malvern and Prahran. The centre is a branch of the Stonnington Library and Information Service.
The centre’s collection includes books, journal articles, photographs, building plans, maps, subdivision plans, rate records, newspapers, research notes, and general local history information.
We run a range of exciting events at the centre including History Matters seminars, Family History Club and exhibitions.
Opening hours and conditions of access and use of the Stonnington History Centre and its resources.
Search the Stonnington History Centre's catalogue.
Discover Stonnington’s past with History Matters, a range of free workshops and presentations on a variety of history topics, along with exhibitions and other exciting events.
We encourage you to conduct your own research by exploring our website and searching our catalogue. Where our assistance is required, a charge is incurred after the first half-hour.
You can order digital or print copies of many items in the Stonnington History Centre's collection. Fees and charges apply.
Conduct your own research into a house or property in Stonnington, or commission the Stonnington History Centre to prepare a My Stonnington Home portfolio for you, or as a gift.
Information on all local newspapers distributed in Stonnington, and in the former cities of Malvern and Prahran, from 1857 to the present.
Rate books can help you to find information about the history of properties in the area.
Fill in the online form if you wish to donate items of relevance to the Stonnington History Centre.
Oral history interviews with former mayors of the City of Stonnington and former municipalities of Prahran and Malvern.
Stonnington History Centre
Northbrook, 1257 High Street,
Malvern (behind Malvern Library)
Phone: 8290 1360
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All our Customer Service Centres are closed.
COVID-19 restrictions mean we’ve had to change the way people can get in touch with us, find out more.
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Post: PO Box 58 Malvern Vic 3144
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