Our Collection

The Traralgon and District Historical Society’s collection of historical articles, photographs, books, maps and more is always expanding and we invite you to come and learn about the history of our beautiful region.

We have a catalogue of the collection that currently has over 6,500 entries, that is searchable on our public-access computer. We also have a second database that is names indexed from various publications, school records and the Traralgon Cemetery. That contains over 42,000 entries, and is searchable on our public-access computer.

Contact Us for more information or to arrange a time to search our database.


A collection of over 4,000 photographs of Traralgon and districts - including Glengarry, Gormandale, Toongabbie, Tyers, Willung, Callignee, Carrajung, Koornalla and surrounds. These are in a searchable database.

Take a look some of our photographs in the gallery of Buildings, People, Transport or Services.


Local histories, family histories, scrapbooks, diaries and general Gippsland histories. Plus a selection of books for sale.


A wide range of Gippsland Historical Society newsletters and bulletins.


A large collection of Parish plans, Town plans, Topographical maps, Subdivision plans and others.

See our Gallery of Maps of Traralgon for more maps >

Manuscript Material

Notes, letters, minute books, account books, ephemera, from towns, schools, families and district organizations.

Vertical Files

An extensive collection of documents, newspaper cuttings, booklets, ephemera, etc., sorted by family names, districts, property names and subjects.


We hold a small collection of artifacts, mementos and trophies.

Like to find out more? Read articles about the History of Traralgon.