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

Price: $25.00 + $5.00 postage

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




Welcome to Morwell Historical Society

Our upcoming Event

The Morwell District Boer War project will be launched on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at 11am in the ANZAC Room, Morwell RSL, 52 Elgin Street. A pre-service audio visual presentation will be shown. Please arrive around 10am.

The project comprises an indoor Commemorative Service which will conducted by the Morwell RSL and during which the Morwell District Boer War Roll of Honour will be unveiled. Following the service, a complementary Graphic Exhibition displaying portrait photos and information on the soldiers and civilians, together with historical aspects of the Boer War will be available for the public to view in the nearby Morwell Historical Society's building at 12 Hazelwood Road.

The Morwell District was very well represented by 51 soldiers and 3 civilians during the Boer War (1899-1902).

The date '11th October' is the 118th Anniversary of the commencement of the war in South Africa.

Morwell Historical Society member and local historian, Rob de Souza-Daw has been the Principal Researcher for this project.

Further information on the Commemorative Service can be found HERE ...

Enquiries - Morwelldistrictboerwar@gmail.com


If you have an interest in the local history of Morwell and surrounds, then you have come to the right place and the Morwell Historical Society welcomes you to our website.

We are a group of people who share a pride and interest in the heritage and history of our district.


This is an early photo of the Masonic Lodge which is now our home at Hazelwood Road.

The Foundation stone was laid by D. McKay - (Past Grand Junior Deacon) on 28th January 1927.

For a short period of time from 7th May 1950, official Baptist Church services were conducted at the Masonic Lodge by Rev. G. E. Williams. A Baptist Church was built the following year and opened on 26th April 1952.

It is one of the few historic buildings left in Morwell that is covered by a heritage overlay by the Latrobe City Council and therefore the front of the building may not be altered.

In March 2015 we bought the building and moved in!

This photo is of the Post Office as it was on the corner of Commercial Road and Tarwin Street where the Commonwealth Bank now is. Note there is no clock which dates the photo to the 1930s as a clock was not installed until 1937.postoffice

The Post Office is such a centrally recognizable building of Morwell and we have adopted it as our Society's logo.