Mt Rouse and District Historical


The Mount Rouse and District Historical Society Inc.

is situated in the old Courthouse at Penshurst Victoria.

Postal address is

The Mount Rouse and District Historical Society

Box 35


Victoria 3289

The Society is open on the first Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30.

Special opening times can be arranged by emailing

Our Team of researchers are always available for local and family research.

Requests for research can be emailed to

We are one of the few Historical Societies that have three media outlets.

This website.

Facebook. We have hundreds of friendly followers who follow our regular posts.

We also have a YouTube channel.

Some of the records held by the society are:

Boram Boram (Penshurst) Cemetery records and headstone photos.

Mount Rouse Rate books

Penshurst & District military records.

Recorded interviews of local people.

Large photo collection.

Maps and Plans.

Penshurst Free Press newspaper.

Individual files on local families, businesses and trades, properties, sporting clubs etc.

Historical Society location is next door to the Post Office in the old Court House.