Local History

There are 23 dedicated members of the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network, including eight museums and historical societies. You can find details on these groups on the Historical Places and Collections page.

For more information, contact the Local History Coordinator on 0438 076 535 or at artsandculture@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Discover more about local history on the Mornington Peninsula via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/historyonthepeninsula/

Local History Development Plan

Mornington Peninsula Shire recently invited public feedback on our draft Local History Development Plan, which supports the ongoing development and promotion of local history on the Peninsula.

The plan aims to ensure our local history is preserved and utilised for the benefit of all as well as developing exciting opportunities such as heritage tourism. A key element of the plan is to create better online access to our history by digitising and cataloguing information to be published on a new dedicated local history website.

The plan was recently available for public exhibition for a period of four weeks from Monday 22 July 2019 to Monday 19 August. Community feedback will be collated and presented to Council for their consideration.