Gippsland Resources and Records

The AUS-VIC-GIPPSLAND Mailing list covers the shires of Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Cardinia, East Gippsland, La Trobe, South Gippsland and Wellington, .

At this stage only the Resources and Records for the Wellington and East Gippsland shires are given here, and South Gippsland is 'under construction'. If anyone wishes to 'adopt a shire' with an aim of putting information on this site, they should e-mail us directly at

As time permits, at least a basic structure of family history groups and historical societies will be listed for the other shires, so any up-to-date details are welcome.

When we write here about Resources and Records, it means both records that are here, and pointers to records that can be found elsewhere, via the internet and by snail mail and personal enquiry.

The pages attached to this site are:

Overview: Wellington and East Gippsland is a listing of types of records on other pages. It may provide useful ideas for those researching in other shires, and contains general notes on:

Maps (preliminary) Electoral Rolls Mining Records
Visiting a Town Family History Groups Newspapers
Accommodation Funeral Directors Police Records
Bookshops Historical Societies/Museums Schools
Cemeteries Library Local Collections Telephone Books
Churches Maps War Memorials/Honour Rolls
District Land Offices Parish Maps

The following pages provide details of the shires that were formed by amalgamation in 1994, along with the names of former Shires, Towns, Localities and some Parishes. Some details are also given of Rate Books and some published Histories.
      Locations: Bass Coast Shire
      Locations: Baw Baw Shire
      Locations: Cardinia Shire
      Locations: East Gippsland Shire
      Locations: Latrobe City
      Locations: South Gippsland Shire
      Locations: Wellington Shire

The following pages are maps of the individual shires showing most of the towns. Please note that in order to make them legible, they are reasonably  high resolution, and as such will take some 30-60 seconds to download, and if viewed in a browser are much larger than the screen, and will require the user to scroll to see other parts of the map.
      General map of Gippsland shires
      Map: Bass Coast Shire
      Map: Baw Baw Shire
      Map: Cardinia Shire
      Map: East Gippsland Shire
      Map: Latrobe City
      Map: South Gippsland Shire
      Map: Wellington Shire

Each of the following pages is a listing, by town, of records, repositories and useful information.
**We see these as the most important pages for Family Historians.**
      Resources and Records: East Gippsland Shire
      Resources and Records: South Gippsland Shire (under construction)
      Resources and Records: Wellington Shire

How to Find Local Histories and Historical Society Newsletters

A bibliography of Publications listed on the sites for Wellington and East Gippsland.

A bibliography of Publications for La Trobe Shire.

New Releases
Publications and Records announced on this List in the last six months

The Centre for Gippsland Studies, Monash University, Churchill

Gippsland Heritage Journal

Gippsland Time Line. to 1899.

War Memorials and Honour Rolls

Gippsland Museums

Gippsland Newspapers

Indexes to Gippsland local histories

Muster rolls of the Victorian Mounted Rifles C Company

Extracts from Police Reports on early Gipps' Land Goldfields. 1856-1871

Mechanics' Institutes and other Halls - general (for links to shires)

Brickies and Builders Labourers at the Yallourn Power Station

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