Prom Country History & Foster Museum

The Foster and District Historical Society Inc. operate a volunteer-run museum situated in the Main Street of Foster, Victoria.

See how the district developed from the discovery of gold in 1870, the growth of the dairy and fishing industries, the establishment of Wilsons Promontory National Park in 1906 – Victoria’s first National Park, to the thriving district of the 21st century.

“FOSTER 1870-2020” Opening of Exhibition

Click on link below for full PayPal details regarding purchase https://promcountryhistory.org.au/pavements-to-streetscape-foster870-2020/ 3pm Ceremonial opening of Time Capsule buried 50 years ago. The contents will be displayed hopefully to be claimed by the original owners or their descendants.

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Pavements to Streetscape Foster 1870 – 2020

On January 18th 2020 at 11am this ‘catalogue’ of various highlights will be launched at the Foster & District Historical Society Inc. Nola Taylor has compiled the text and Rosemary Francis has written an overall introduction and short prefaces to each chapter. The book has been produced to honour Foster’s sesquincentenary. Advance, pre-paid, orders will…

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Anastasia by Elizabeth Rushen & Kathlyn Gibson

This is the story of one remarkable Irish immigrant to nineteenth-century Australia and her never-failing support of Irish causes. Her legacy resonates today in both Callan and Foster (formerly Stockyard Creek). Widowed after a brief marriage to William Thornley, Anastasia was a successful businesswoman who owned several gold mines and blocks of land in South…

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We are a volunteer run, not for profit organisation. Your support it is gratefully received either financially or by objects and media.

Latest news

FDHS Newsletter Oct 2019

31 October 2019

As usual Rosemary Francis has produced an informative newsletter. Please download and open using a pdf reader. An invitation to the Christmas Party is available for download. Please be sure to reply.

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Meetings

Fiona Leahy, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

27 January 2020

Fiona Leahy is Manager of Legal, Governance & Policy at the Institute and her talk is titled “Our Role in identifying Missing Persons and the…

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Membership

Membership is open to everyone interested in the history of Foster and the Prom Country district

South of the Strzelecki Ranges by Cheryl Glowrey

South of the Strzelecki Ranges - Cheryl Glowrey

This book looks at the interplay between people, land and sea. South of the Strzelecki Ranges is the story of the South Gippsland coast and the people whose lives were…

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Wednesdays Closest to the Full Moon, Barry Collett (soft cover)

Wednesdays Closest to the Full Moon

A History of South Gippsland.

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Great Gippsland Mysteries – Grant Robinson BSc.

Great Gippsland Mysteries

Grant has spent the last two years compiling evidence on some of Gippsland’s greatest mysteries.

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