Phillip Island & District Historical Society

The big pack up of our museum is almost finished!

Last updated on 02-Jul-21

Congratulations are really in order for the historical society committee and extra volunteers who are now seeing the hundred or so boxes of our collection they have spent 18 months sorting, recording, wrapping and boxing, now being moved into safe storage in Cowes by the boys of Phillip Island Removalists. We are all so proud of the fantastic job the sorting 'team' have done! Our Dexion archival shelving, purchased with Bass Coast Shire Council community grants over several years has been moved from the storage and archive rooms in the museum to the storage unit, and the boys are loading the many boxes in order onto the shelves. Other boxes and filing cabinets are being relocated to the Phillip Island & District Genealogical Society rooms, as they have generously allowed us space to continue cataloguing and file sorting work, and answer research questions. They are located in the old kindergarten building in Chapel Street east, just down from Waterboy cafe. Photos by member John Eddy show the PI Removalist boys hard at work



 Also shown,  the wonderful Judy Gittus standing in the empty archive room, where she spent many hundreds of hours over many, many years, working away at cataloguing, archiving and computer work. It must have been quite a bizarre feeling for Judy to stand in there yesterday. It's also astounding to see how small the archive room is when we think of how much we had archived in there, with every surface chocka block full! We will soon have to say farewell to our lovely museum space which has been our home since the early 1980s. 

hq6ZQCk2eNNm0DuTzyduQd2SPpOIr6vTJoNrpoTV.jpegJudy Gittus in empty archive room