Bayside Arts and Cultural CentreAbout Brighton Historical Society Inc

Brighton Historical Society was founded in March, 1963 for the purposes of forming a historical society in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton. Today the society has about 200 members.

Statement of Purposes: (adopted 11 August 2002)

  • To actively conserve, research and promote the history of Brighton, environs and associated heritage places to inform City of Bayside residents and interested people about the area's natural and cultural history.
  • To acquire, conserve and record publications, objects, textiles, materials and other items of historical importance in a museum.
  • To encourage and assist Victorian and Brighton historical research.
  • To generate, publish and distribute articles, journals, periodicals, books, pamphlets, recordings, pictures, photographs and other works of historical relevance.
  • To promote the exchange of historical information between the Society and the public, other historical societies and museums and between members of the Society.
  • To expand research into cultural heritage places as defined in the Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites Burra Charter, 1999.
  • To do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above purposes or any of them.

The Committee

President: Dr Jane Mayo Carolan
Vice President: Dr Tracy Tulloch 
Secretary: Elizabeth Paine 
Treasurer: Ian Burns
Committee Members: Sandra Lanteri, Dr Jo Jenkinson