Welcome to the Morwell Historical Society

We are a group of volunteer enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and study of all things Morwell and the surrounding districts.

We are an indoor historical society with in-house research facilities. The collection consists of items of local interest including an extensive photo collection, maps, family history records and much more, including articles and some small objects relevent to Morwell and its people, all of which can be searched for on our catalogue.

Included in our collection are photo albums from schools now closed or merged, eg Morwell Technical School and Morwell High School.

We are constantly looking for new material to add to our collection and we are  especially interested in the settlements of White City of which we have very little information and the Yallourn Migrant Hostel, of which we have even less. This hostel was situated between the Latrobe Valley Community Hospital and Morwell Bridge.

Morwell High School Reunion
13 November 2016

We had many ex-students visit the society over the three days that we opened. They came to “ooh and aah” over the class photos and view with curiosity the many memorabilia that we have of the Morwell High School to bring back fond memories of school days past.

Many offered their time to identify names in class photos, establish missing dates and events and offer the promise of donating some of their personal records and souvenirs.

The society is indebted to Kellie and Elaine for all the preparation they did to spotlight our society at the reunion and to let the public know who we are and what we do in the community.

Kellie supplied the photographic displays and Elaine the PowerPoint presentation.


Morwell - Past to Present"
is now available for purchase from Morwell Historical Society

Price: $25.00 + $5.00 postage

Direct Debit details on our Research page

Contact the society or phone Bruce on (03) 5134 1149