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The Arapiles Historical Society (AHS) is volunteer run and community supported. Based in the town of Natimuk, AHS have three sites – the Court House, the former Natimuk Garage and the former Natimuk Masonic Hall.

The Arapiles Historical Society (AHS) was formed at a public meeting in Natimuk on 1 March 1962. Since then AHS has been the custodian of a growing collection of items from around the Arapiles region, which have the potential to present aspects of the history of the Arapiles district in a detailed and lively fashion.

The Arapiles Historical Society has also been involved in projects such as the restoration in 1966 of the Polkemmet cemetery, the building of an obelisk near the site of Major Mitchell’s 1836 camp on the west side of Mount Arapiles in 1970, and the 2001 Natimuk Tidy Towns historical-markers initiative. These Arapiles Historical Society projects provide a snapshot of the history of Natimuk and the surrounding district.

2020-2021 Committee

Peter French

Vice President
Graeme Hateley

Elisabeth Both

Jennette Sudholz

Committee Members
Collection Manager  vacant

Research                             Gianna Sudholz

Communications & Publicity      Brigitte Muir

Climbing Museum Coordinator       Keith Lockwood

Grants Officer      Elizabeth Both

Assets Manager     Ian Ballinger

public record offcie Vic state gvt

AHS are thrilled to announce receipt of funds through the Local History Grants Program (LHGP) to purchase and install museum quality protective display cabinets. AHS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government and Public Record Office Victoria for making this project possible.

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