Western District Links


Ballarat Cemeteries Search

Cemeteries of SW Victoria Indexes of headstones of 140 Western District Cemeteries via the National Library of Australia Web Archive

Carol’s Headstone Photographs Many Western Victorian cemeteries and war memorials listed here

Geelong Cemeteries Trust Online Search available

Hamilton Public Cemetery Trust Including Deceased Search

The Port Fairy Public Cemetery

Warrnambool Cemetery Including Deceased Search  


Apollo Bay Museum

Ararat & District Historical Society

Ballarat Genealogical Society

Buninyong & District Historical Society Inc.

Camperdown & District Historical Society

Casterton & District Historical Society

Colac & District Family History Group Inc  

Dartmoor District Museum

Derrinallum Lismore History Group

Dunkeld and District Historical Museum  

Forrest and District Historical Society

Hamilton History Centre  

Horsham Historical Society Inc. 

Koroit and District Historical Society Inc. 

Linton and District Historical Society

Macarthur Historical Society

Mortlake & District Historical Society

Port Fairy Genealogical Society Inc. 

Port Fairy Historical Society

St Arnaud Historical Society

Skipton Historical Society

Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy Inc

Stawell Historical Society

Warrnambool and District Historical Society

Warrnambool Family History Group

Western Victorian Association of Historical Societies Inc.


The Age (1854-1954)

The Ararat Advertiser (1914-1918)

Ararat Chronicle and Willaura and Lake Bolac Districts Recorder (1914-1918)

The Ballarat Courier (1869-1875; 1914-1918) 

The Ballarat Star (1865)

Berringa Herald (1914-1918)

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, S.A. 1861-1954)

Camperdown Chronicle (1877-1954)

Camperdown Herald (1914-1918)

The Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record (1914-1918)

Casterton Free Press and Glenelg Shire Advertiser (1915-1918)

Cobden Times (1918) 

Cobden Times and Heytesbury Advertiser (1914-1918)  

The Colac Herald (1875-1918)

Colac Reformer (1914-1918)

Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser (1914-1918)   

Donald Times (1915-1918)  

Geelong Advertiser (1857-1918)  

Grenville Standard (1915-1918) 

Hamilton Spectator (1914-1918)  

The Horsham Times (1882-1954) 

Koroit Sentinel and Tower Hill Advocate (1914-1918)  

Lismore, Derrinallum and Cressy Advertiser (1914-1918) 

Mortlake Dispatch 

Penshurst Free Press (1914-1918) 

Pitfield Banner and Hollybush Times (1914-1918)  

Portland Guardian (1876-1953)

Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser (1842-1876)

Portland Observer and Normanby Advertiser (1914-1918) 

Port Fairy Gazette (1914-1918)

Port Fairy Times and Macarthur News (1917-1918)

Rainbow Argus (1914-1918)   

Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle (1914-1918

Terang Express (1914-1918)  

Weekly Times (1914-1918) 

Weekly Times Annual (1914-1918)

West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser (1914-1918)  


Archival Access Victorian Pupil Register Database  

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family History research

Bahgallah State School No.1586 Registers

Colac Court of Petty Sessions Register 1849-1865

Geelong & District – Local & Family History in the greater Barwon Region – a great site.  Easy to search index of the many books, records etc thanks to hard-working volunteers.

Portland Pioneer Women’s Book of Remembrance 

Port Phillip Pioneers’ Group Inc.

Red Rock and District Heritage Project  

Settlers in the Glenelg & Wannon Region of South-West, Victoria  Excellent resource with family and town histories, war memorials and more

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc.

The Vern McCallum Photo Collection 

Victorian Heritage Database 



Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc. 

Apollo Bay Museum

Ararat & District Historical Society  

Ballarat New Cemetery

Ballarat Old Cemetery

Balmoral and District Historical Society 

Bellarine Historical Society  

Bygone Heywood

Camperdown and District Historical Society

Carol’s Headstone Photos

Casterton and District Historical Society  

Colac & District Family History Group Inc.  

Dunkeld and District Museum 

Edenhope History 

Geelong and District: local and family history

Glenthompson Historical Group

Great Ocean Road Workers 

Halls Gap & Grampians Historical Past 

Hamilton History Centre Inc.

Hamilton’s WW1

Have You Seen Old Ballaarat Town?  

Historic Lake Bolac  

I’ve Lived in Hamilton, Victoria

I Love Portland Victoria

Koroit & District Historical Society

Linton and District Historical Society 

Lost Ararat

Lost Country Victoria

Lost Horsham

Lost Warrnambool  

Mortlake & District Historical Society

Mount Gambier History Group Inc.

Port Fairy Historical Society

Portland Family History Group Inc.

Portland Historical Society

Research Warrnambool History

Sandford Victoria 

Snake Valley & District Family History Society  

Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy Inc  

Stawell’s Views By Old Time Photography 

Terang & District Historical Society

Terang Family History

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc.

Wallacedale, we remember you  New

Warrnambool and District Historical Society   

We Lived in Merino, Western Victoria  

Western District Families

Woady Yaloak Historical Society  

Woolsthorpe History  

2 thoughts on “Western District Links

  1. hello i see the Black family are mentioned in your records and not the general Geelong area ones! why is this and how do I find them on your web-site?


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