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 DLCA History Group

Visit us beside the library at Derrinallum.

We are open most Friday afternoons 1-4pm.

See our changing displays of local history.

Explore our range of papers, photos and items if local interest which have been contributed by community members.

Email us:

 Phone: 55962012   M: 0490 078 420 






 DLCA History Group News.

Next meeting


The August calendar photo. Are you there?

Lismore 1956 teamLismore 1956 team






Click Here for Coming Events.

Click Here for Past Events.

Click Here for items for sale!

Click Here for Collections.

Click here to read President Sandy Gibson's report and summary of the enormous work that the History Group has done over the year.

Office bearers for 2017/2018 are:



Secretary ...Avon Buchholz.




PUBLIC OFFICER...Avon Buchholz


Please note memberships 2017/2018 are due at date of AGM 

Family: $20, Individual: $15, Conc/Student: $10.


 Military Records of those who served in WW1 and WW2.

Click here to view the list of names and what we know of them.



 "What's under your bed?" Is there a stash of memoriabilia????

If you have photos, stories, newspapers, programs, etc of local interest please bring them into us for scanning OR donate them to the Derrinallum Lismore History Group Archives during your visit to Derri. 

Much history has left the district, been destroyed by fires or thought unimportant; this is a great opportunity to return photos, memories, documents to their origin. Please don't allow them to end up in the bin down the track!



HISTORY ROOMS are generally OPEN  

FRIDAY 1-4pm

except Public Holidays, limited hours during January.

Open: 1 - 4pm Friday 

Our hours of opening are now afternoons only 1-4pm every Friday or by appointment. This will be a little less of an 'ask' on our volunteers. There are also  phone numbers in the window of the History Rooms if you require some assistance at some other time. 

There is a lot of exciting history research, recording by tape, scanning of photos and newspapers in progress. Please call in some time and find out what is happening or even assist us.  We always appreciate families making contact if they find photos, diaries or documents relating to the district. We don't ever wish to keep them but we could very quickly scan them so a copy could be kept @ HR for future generations. Tony Hodson has just seen a photo of the "lamp lighter" at Derrinallum - a very rare find.  



Derrinallum & Lismore Community Association Inc.

History Group.

Incorporation: A0040335K  ABN:93 535 349 552 





HISTORY ROOMS CONTACT:  Phone: 0490 078 420 

PRESIDENT 2014: Sandy Gibson: Bus Hrs:55 962 012 

SECRETARY 2014: Barbara Roysland.


The Derrinallum & Lismore Community Association History Group was formed in 2002 as a subcommittee of the Derrinallum & Lismore Community Association. Following a Community Opportunity Workshop held in 2001, it became obvious that there was a strong interest in the history of our district so a group was formed. Membership grew, activities and goals developed. In 2007 History Rooms were built in Derrinallum through the generous support of Community, Shire & Government. Our mostly paper based archive is growing. We are an active "Group",  which is continuing to evolve and gain community status and recognition. Our focus area is Lismore, Derrinallum and Darlington.



The Derrinallum & Lismore Community Association History Group is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, promotion and research of the history and culture of the local area.


We are very proud to announce that the long awaited

WW1 Soldier Settlement, Derrinallum, Victoria 

book is available: $15


"Settlement Among the Stones"

This is a wonderful pictorial record and is a project of the DLCA- HISTORY GROUP. Thank you to all who were involved with the production, photos and stories; and to the Corangamite Shire for their funding of the project. The narrative is retold by locals as they recall their childhood.



Quality blank cards  depicting local places and features around the Derrinallum, Lismore & Darlington areas

$3 each or $10 selection of 4


 History Rooms, Wooltrack Store-Lismore, Derri. Post Office.



A Bolt.

(Taken from the Lismore Advertiser Wed. Aug. 1st 1917)

    A spirited Gnarpurt pair of buggy horses had the time of their lives on Monday morning. Left standing by the groom in front of Mr Syd Hall's shop for a moment, they seized the opportunity to make an exhilarating journey of their own accord, and succeeded in reaching the Titanga stables where they were again brought under human control. They cleverly dodged the groom as he rushed out to stop them, went up High St. at a smart pace, pretended to be frightened at Mr Clarke's baker's cart at the Manse, and settled down to race Mr Felix Waugh when he gave chase along Derrinallum Road. He frustrated their intention to turn into Skipton road, but they beat him to the Titanga Lodge gates.

    These were only half open, but they went through them with a bang, and whirled the buggy up the drive at a Melbourne Cup gait. Sweeping around the homestead they encountered a gate, and went through it, breaking the post. They were just about to negotiate another gate, when a station hand rushed at them with a broom, and they capitulated.

    The only damage done was a broken breastplate, and the turn-out was at the railway station in time to meet Mr Archie Thomson on his arrival by the morning train. It was fortunate that from the Manse onward the pair had a clear run. Had they encountered anything on the road, it is hard to say what might have happened.

This article supplied by DLCA History Group.




RESEARCH REQUESTS undertaken. $20 

Please email :

or post: P.O. Box 25 Derrinallum, Victoria, 3325

Please include as many known details possible, names, dates, places etc