Books for sale

Historical books on Traralgon and District for sale

50 Years of the Bulletin 1970's

Published by the Traralgon & District Historical Society in December 2022, this is a compilation of 61 articles taken from the Bulletins published during the 1970's

There is an index to Family name. 65 pages. $15.00

Traralgon: a tableau through time

Published by the Traralgon & District Historical Society in 1984, this is a compilation of 188 black and white photographs of Traralgon over the years, professionally printed on high-quality paper. It includes a detailed time line, list of Shire Presidents and Mayors, and brief details of origin of street names.

There is an index to organisations. 80 pages. $20.00

From squatter's hut to city: Traralgon 1840-1976 (cover title)

Issued on the occasion of the Back to Traralgon celebrations, 1976. Illustrated.

80 pages. $10.00
Note: These are ex-library copies, with stickers and stamps.

Traralgon's first public building: the Shire Hall

The story of the Franklin Street building, from 1881 to 1966. illustrated.

8 pages. $5.00

Latrobe Valley heritage study

A report by Chris Johnston of research into historic buildings and places in the Latrobe Valley, 1991. Concentrates on themes in the history of development of the Valley, with examples of buildings and places that demonstrate those themes. Extensively illustrated. Includes endnotes and extensive bibliography, plus a list of identified buildings with page numbers where they are referenced.

93 pages. $5.00

Note: These are ex-library copies, with stickers and stamps.

Two hundred years on the Wright side

Written by John Power, it tells the story of John Wright, who established the Flynns Creek hotel in 1875, and his family.

77 pages, illustrated. $10.00

Notes on Gippsland History Vol 1: The Exploration of Gippsland

First in a series bringing together historical notes by the Rev George Cox from the Yarram. These were published in the Yarram Standard between 1913 and 1922, and included material from interviews with the earliest European settlers. Typescript, processed, indexed.

86 pages. $5.00

Note: These are ex-library copies, with stickers and stamps.

A press missionary: the life of Thomas Allard Pettit

Written by Margaret A. Jenkins, this is the story of the first proprietor of the Gippsland Farmers Journal, which Pettit established at Traralgon in 1887. This later became the Traralgon Journal.

Not paginated, but possibly in excess of 150 pages. Illustrated. $17.00

George Bolton Eagle, Edward and Dr Edmund Hobson: a story from Traralgon in the 1840s

The story of Traralgon's first European squatters.

7 pages, processed. $5.00

Through foreign eyes: European perceptions of the Kurnai tribe of Gippsland

Written by P.D. Gardner, 1988. Typescript, several illustrations. Extensive end notes and index.

117 pages. $5.00

Note: These are ex-library copies, with stickers and stamps.

Traralgon: the naming of the streets

Compiled by Dr T.A. McLean in 1973.

24 pages, processed. $5.00

Tyers and district: its people

Compiled by Jean Court (1970s?) but reformatted in 2004. Processed and comb bound. Typescript.

28 pages. $15.00

Where are the towns: life in the Valley

Curriculum material developed at the Warragul Education Centre. Not dated.

31 pages, processed, illustrated, maps. $2.00

Note: These are ex-library copies, with stickers and stamps.

How to order books

Pay by cheque
Please forward your order in a covering letter and cheque to us at:
Traralgon and District Historical Society Inc.
PO Box 697
Traralgon Victoria 3844

Direct Deposit

Please send us an email with your Membership Form and pay by direct deposit with these details:
Bendigo Bank in Traralgon
BSB:   633 000
Account No:   130974439
Please include your name in the reference field, so we know who it is from.

Additional books for sale

We also have a number of other books in small numbers, new and second-hand. These change regularly, and can be viewed at our rooms, or during Traralgon Craft Market in the Kay Street gardens (2nd Saturday of the month 10:00am to midday).

Read articles about the History of Traralgon and find out about Becoming a Member.