Our mission is to provide and establish a unique, informative and interesting avenue into history, culture and industry within the district. To research and promote our local district and history, thereby inspiring community involvement.

Projects

Noojee & District Historical Society Background

Noojee Railway Station crew 1926

 

The society was formed in 2006 by residents of Noojee, Baw Baw Shire, who were passionate to ensure that the rich heritage of the area was researched and that all the information and historical items of interest they could gather could be made available for the enjoyment of the wider community and visitors to the township.

The vision was to exhibit local items of historical interest, establish a multi-faceted heritage centre that would provide a showcase for historical artefacts, deliver an historical educational facility and to recreate the spirit of past times.

Initially, the society undertook a number of diverse projects in Noojee, including the provision of historic artefacts for the Ralph Cornwall Tramway Walk, the installation of interpretive signage and the construction of a car park for the Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail.

By 2014, grant funding, donations, sponsorships, and the determination of the membership, enabled the society to acquire a heritage steam locomotive for a static display and to build a replica of the century-old Noojee railway station to house historical exhibits. 

This completed stage one of the heritage centre project.

 

VIPs at the opening day - March 2014

 

The society is now focused on delivering the next stage of the project.  This involves the reconstruction of a railway goods shed adjacent to the station building that currently houses the heritage centre.

The goods shed will allow for the display of larger artefacts and exhibitions, as well as providing additional space for community events and club days that will be hosted on the site.

The Noojee and District Historical Society looks forward to welcoming you to the heritage centre, which is open most weekends and public holidays from 12 noon to 4pm. 

There is ample parking opposite the heritage centre in School Road, which is found 200 metres on the left past the Noojee Hotel, heading from the town towards Mount Baw Baw.

 

Projects

The Noojee and District Historical Society undertakes and supports many community projects.  Some of our past activities are shown in the galleries below.

Noojee Heritage Centre Project Overview and Plans
Noojee Heritage Centre Project Overview and Plans
Site Earth Works 2012
Site Earth Works 2012
Rail Trail Car Park Construction
Rail Trail Car Park Construction
Entrance Gates Construction
Entrance Gates Construction
Stage 1 of the Heritage Centre Build
Stage 1 of the Heritage Centre Build
AGM Chair Report 2013-2014
AGM Chair Report 2013-2014