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Essendon Historical Society - Museum

Researching our local history

Moonee Ponds Junction

Moonee Valley is proud of its rich heritage. Our history goes back a long way and continues to live through family stories, buildings, residential and commercial precincts, parks, trees and objects.

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Aboriginal history

Puckle Street in 1907

The Wurundjeri people are the traditional owners of the land. They relied on the Maribyrnong River, Moonee Ponds Creek and Steele Creek for fishing, transport and food.

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Our Anzac history

Find out about the impact of the World War 1 on the local community of Essendon and some little-known consequences that changed our wider society.

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Local Government history

In 1861, the householders and landowners in the Parish of Doutta Galla petitioned the Governor of Victoria to allow their local area to become a municipal district. In December of that year the... Read more about Local Government history