Collections & Research

Foster Railway Station

Foster Railway Station

Collection Policy

FDHS collects printed, written, multi-media digital material, photographs, maps and artworks relating to the social history of Foster and the surrounding district. The collection focuses on three general historical themes which recount the evolution of the district:

Population – including education, domestic life, clubs, settlement patterns, local people past and present;

  • Industries –  including mining, timber, fishing, agriculture and new industries;
  • Landscape and built structure – the changes in Foster & district.

The collection is accessible to the public including community, educational and other researchers or we can undertake research for you.

Research enquiries: research@promcountryhistory.org.au

Gifts to the FDHS Collection

FDHS welcomes and accepts materials that relate directly to its mission of collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the history of Foster and surrounding districts.

The materials need to have a story/history and be in reasonable condition so they are preserved with minimal interference.

Not all materials can be accepted due to relevance, duplication, space, provenance or condition. For accepted materials two copies of 'Deed of Gift' form will be sent to the donor for review and signature.

Material donations

  • Where known, please state the original owner of the materials; when, where and by whom the materials were made/ the relationship of the materials to Foster and surrounding districts; any history or story behind the material. For photographs, please state the place, people, buildings, year taken and by whom if possible.
  • Upload media from your computer here. Multiple files accepted. Please do not submit or close this page until the upload has finished. Large files, say more than 5mb or so, will take minutes to upload on slower connections. If you have difficulties uploading, fill in the form without uploading and we will arrange collection of the media by other means.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, avi, mpg, mp4.
  • For larger or physical materials, please arrange delivery to the museum or we may be able to arrange pickup.