Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society explores and preserves the history of the old Shire of Romsey, which existed from 1862 to 1995. The area’s rich pre-history includes the Aboriginal greenstone axe quarry at Mt William and the archaeological megafauna site in the old swamp at Lancefield Park.
The society’s archive holds documents, artefacts and photographs relating to Romsey, Lancefield and the surrounding areas, including Riddells Creek. Members and non-members are welcome to the courthouse at Lancefield to research their own business or family history.
Where: Lancefield Court House, Main Rd, Lancefield.
When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-2pm.
Cost: Membership is about $30 a year. Newsletter four times a year and quarterly guest speakers.
From Your Macedon Ranges
The White family owned the general store at Romsey for 79 years. Although the store is no more, the building continues to be a place to go for food.
To commemorate Queen Victoria, a fountain was built in Romsey. It stood, though, for less than half as long as the 61 years that she reigned.
Seymour Cottage, one of the oldest houses in Romsey, was built in the mid-1850s. For almost 60 years it was the home of Sidney and Elizabeth Seymour and their family.