Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society
Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society
Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society
Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society
Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society



  • Collect, preserve and catalogue material relevant to the history of Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Hampton, and parts of Highett and Cheltenham.
  • Record oral histories from local residents and past residents. 
  • Disseminate this knowledge available through social media, web page, books, articles, newsletters, and displays.
  • Research local history and write stories based on this intriguing work. 
  • Liaise with local businesses, volunteer organisations, clubs, to collect historical information and provide advice on historical material and projects

Cancelled until further notice

Sandringham and district Historical society

A series of History Forums are planned throughout the year. You can attend one or more.

The format will be small forums with up to ten guests held at our Resource Centre 62 Bay Road Sandringham. A short presentation by an expert on the topic will be followed by discussion over drinks and nibbles.

However two of the forums will be held in bigger venues for a greater number of attendees.

A charge will cover costs with a discount for financial Members. Bookings are essential.

Bookings – 0418 121 060 OR secretary@sandringhamhistorical.org.au

Places will be allocated in order of booking but are subject to payment being received within 7 days.

Your booking may be forfeited if demand for places is high and payment has not been received within 7 days. Refunds will be made for forfeited bookings.

Ticket Prices

At 62 Bay Rd • Members $5, non members $10.

At other venues • Members $6, non members $12.

EFT to Sandringham & District Historical BSB 633 000 Acct 128251360

Please ensure you include your name in description and email booking details to secretary@sandringhamhistorical.org.au

POST Cheque to SDHS, PO Box 8 Sandringham 3191 and include your contact and booking details.

Pay by Cheque or Cash at Resource Centre on Friday or Sunday between 2-4pm noting your contact and booking details.

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A Hampton Story - by SDHS member Margaret Watts

My great grandparents, John Silk Sherrard junior and his wife Jane, nee Potter, started marital life in Melbourne in 1876.  Neither however would have contemplated that they would ultimately probably hold the record for the most unusual living arrangement in Hampton.

When John and Jane’s fortunes fluctuated in the depression, he left to find work in North West Tasmania.  Jane stayed on with their four daughters in Melbourne’s Tin Pan Alley and she worked as a midwife.

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