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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.

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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South of the Strzelecki Ranges by 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 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,…

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The Power of Water – Neil Everitt

This history of hydro-electric power on the Franklin River at Toora is now available from the Museum. It is a well researched and illustrated book about  relatively little known enterprises in the early 1900’s. Cost $25 Postage $13.40

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Donate & Gift

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

Latest news

AGM 6 August 2019

22 August 2019

We said goodbye to our very efficient hardworking curator, Jennifer Jones, at the AGM. Unfortunately at the present time we don’t have a replacement volunteer and will have to rely on other members of the committee and some ‘specialist’ general members curating our next exhibition. The members expressed their collective appreciation of all the energy and hard work put into the role of curator by Jennifer. The other incumbents were all re-elected unopposed and our popular President, Meg Rogers, warmly…

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Meetings

Wed 5 November 2019 7.30pm

16 October 2019

Wildlife Health Surveillance Coordinator, Pam Whiteley, a highly qualified research veterinarian, will be our November guest speaker at 8pm, Crawford Hall, immediately after our monthly…

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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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