About Us

The Sandringham & District Historical Society was started in 1986 by a group of like-minded, local history enthusiasts.

With considerable community assistance, rooms were made available over a period of years for meetings and storage of our collected assets.

Eventually the City of Sandringham (now the City of Bayside) allocated the Society a site of its own, between the library and the senior citizens' rooms in Sandringham.

In November 2018 Bayside Council decided to enlarge and update the library,  Consequently, we will be relocated to the newly purchased former Sandringham Masonic Lodge in Abbott St, Sandringham.  We have now moved to temporary premises at 31 Abbott St whilst the library building and the former Masonic Lodge are both upgraded.  We are very excited to be moving in to  the former Masonic Lodge late in 2019.  

Referred to as the 'Resource Centre', the Society has various reading and research areas, a modern computer network, tearoom facilities and the society's archives.  ( A portion of our archives are in storage until our relocation into the former Masonic Lodge. )

Management Committee (2019-2020)

President :  Lorraine Huddle

Vice President: Dr Olivia Abbay

Association Secretary: Gwen Zammit

Treasurer: Gwen Zammit (acting)

Minute Secretary: Margaret Tripp


Dr Don Garden

Jan Withers

Sally Edwardes

Liz Millman

Allan Jones


The Sandringham & District Historical Society has an interest in the following areas:

  • Hampton
  • Hampton East
  • Sandringham
  • Black Rock
  • Beaumaris
  • Highett, west of the railway line
  • Cheltenham, west of the railway line

The Brighton Historical Society caters for areas of the City of Bayside north of South Road.

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