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





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. postofficeNote there is no clock which dates the photo to the 1930s as a clock was not installed until 1937.

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

The Morwell District Boer War Graphic Exhibition has now completed it's tour around the local libraries but the DVD of the Commemorative Service is available and costs $30 which includes $5 postage. An order form is available at this link or by contacting secretary@morwellhistoricalsociety.org.au