Researching our local history

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.

We encourage you to acknowledge our Wurundjeri history, celebrate our unique past and help continue to build our collective memory by researching your own family or house’s history.

Research local and family history

There are many tools available to assist you in researching your family background, your house’s history or the heritage of significant spaces and places in Moonee Valley.

Visit the Libraries’ family and local history blog to find out more about family and local history and resources that are available online and in the Local History room at the Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds.

Local historical societies

Moonee Valley counts three local historical societies, all of which are led by enthusiast local residents keen to find and share information about our collective heritage.


You can find out more about talks, information sessions, tours and consultations on:

  • the events calendar which lists all events that are held in Moonee Valley
  • library events which lists all talks, workshops, classes, celebrations and exhibitions happening in Moonee Valley libraries
  • the Libraries family and local history blog which lists events that are linked to family and local history

If you are hosting an event, feel free to register it on the events calendar or contact Moonee Valley Libraries to list it on the blog.

ANZAC Centenary website - share your stories

2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War I and to commemorate this, the State Government has launched a new ANZAC Centenary website.

You can get involved! The website features an online portal where people can register local commemorative events and share their own connection to World War I.

Last updated: Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:58 AM