HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MOOROOPNA

From its inception in 1983, the Historical Society of Mooroopna has been collecting items of historical interest. The Historical Society of Mooroopna exists to establish, maintain and manage a collection of historical items, and to restore, preserve, catalogue and display articles of importance to the history of Mooroopna and its surrounding district.

MOOROOPNA'S CLAIM TO FAME

From Fruit Picking Ladders, through to Blood Transfer Machines. A number of fascinating inventions were born of Mooroopna ingenuity.

WORLD
FIRSTS

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Mooroopna was home - at one time or another - to more than it's fair share of famous or significant people. 

For a relatively small regional town, Mooroopna enjoys considerable notoriety and a significant place in history as the birthplace of numerous famous individuals, word firsts, and inventions. Take a virtual stroll through our collection of fascinating people, inventions and innovations - all from humble Mooroopna.

PURCHASE FROM OUR PRINT STORE

We've put together a collection of old photographs from our archives that we're making available to purchase as digital files. The collection will start off relatively small, but we will be adding to it all the time. Take a look, and if you see something you're interested in - feel free to purchase and download. Then it's yours to post online, print and frame, or just keep in your own digital collection. Every purchase supports the Historical Society of Mooroopna, and the continued work we do.

THE MUSEUM

The Historical Society of Mooroopna’s Museum and Gallery is a hidden gem, tucked in behind the old Mooroopna Hospital. Housed in a former nursing home, this museum is home to the largest historic medical collection in Regional Victoria.

The Mooroopna Hospital stands on the banks of the Goulburn River and it is a monument to the charity of the early pioneers. It was the first institution of its kind in the Goulburn Valley. Originally starting as a small weathered timber hut on the river bank, it eventually grew to meet the needs of the community. 

Take a journey, and follow the timeline and development of a quintesential Goulburn Valley brand - Ardmona Cannery. From it's inception in 1921 - through to present day, Ardmona was at the heart of Mooroopna life.

ADDRESS: 30 Park St, Mooroopna VIC 3629

PHONE: 0428 252 144

EMAIL: secretary@hsm.org.au

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