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.
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…Read more...
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 intertwined with the sea, rivers and swamps of Corner Inlet. The Brataualung of the Gunaikurnai, the traditional custodians of the coastal lands of the inlet,…Read more...
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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.
Membership is open to everyone interested in the history of Foster and the Prom Country district
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…