Red Cliffs & District Historical Society Inc.

Red Cliffs Court HouseThe Society’s home is the Old Red Cliffs Court House at 24-28 Jamieson Ave, Red Cliffs.

Postal Address:

PO Box 574, Red Cliffs, Victoria 3496, Australia.


President Helen Petschel on 0427 129 584.



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  1. Hello, my husband and I own a property in red cliffs, we believe it dates around 1950s. I have been searching for any old photos of our house, I was wondering if you have these sorts of photos in your possession . Thanks

    • Hi!
      Thanks for your enquiry on our website – sorry about the delay in replying.
      The Historical Society has a collection of photos (all digitalised) covering both the town and the horticultural blocks of Red Cliffs. We would need a more specific property address to search our collection, if you are happy to supply it.
      Alternatively, you might prefer to come into our museum sometime. It’s in the old courthouse on Jamieson Ave. beside the Tri-star Doctors clinic. We will be open on Australia Day (after the breakfast in Barclay Sq) from 10 am for an hour. We have a meeting on evening of Tues. 27th Jan (7.30 pm) when we would be able to help you afterwards or are open every Red Cliffs market day (1st Sunday of month) from 11am – 1pm. Alternatively we can meet you at a mutually convenient time.

      Let’s know what’s going to work for you.
      Chris C.
      For the Red Cliffs & District Historical Society.

  2. Hello,
    our maternal great uncle George Anderson Farquhar, possibly a soldier settler, died in 1942 and is interred in the Pioneer Cemetery. In WW1 he enlisted in one of the Light Horse regiments but at the time of his discharge from the Army he was in the postal corps. In 1953 Mr W W Ross who lived locally and served with him, organised a marker for his grave.
    In his life, George Farquhar married Janet Paterson Murray in 1934 but as far as we know, by family anecdote, the marriage did not last, and there were no children of the marriage.
    Also by family anecdote, he was the manager of the Red Cliffs Co-Op. We’re not sure for what period, possibly during the 1930’s. We think he may have lived in Heath Street.
    About 6 years ago we visited his grave and had hoped we might have been able to make further inquiries but unfortunately the RSL was closed.
    We wondered if the Historical Society, in preparation for the Red Cliffs Courthouse Museum Soldier Settlers Wall of Honour might have some further information or possibly photographs.
    Jill and Joy Turner

  3. Good morning,
    I was hoping that you might have some information on an early Ford Motorcar dealership in the area, I believe that it may have been run by a Mr Alan Crouch.
    Thank you
    Gregory Brown.

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