Benalla Family Research Group Inc.

Library Records

Library Records

We have extensive records and books relating to Benalla and its Districts which encompass a 40 km. radius from Benalla. We also house 1260 photographs of the Howship Collection in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.

These photographs of individuals, groups, events, scenes, buildings in and around Benalla paint a vivid portrait of life a hundred years ago. As well many of the donated Family History Stories contain photographs of local families and their properties, not to mention the exhaustive stories of life before, during and after life in Benalla.

Search our publications/books database.

Local Area Maps

We have hundreds of maps of the local Benalla area, including Badaginnie, Devenish, Glenrowan, Goorambat and many more. These maps date back to Circa 1850

Benefits of being a member

Upon joining the Group you will receive a New Members Pack and will be welcomed and listed in the next newsletter.

All members receive a copy of the quarterly newsletter, aptly named 'Roses and Thorns' and a regular copy of 'Buds and Prickles' our internal newsletter.

All members have access to a variety of resource materials, including micro fiche, member's experiences, CD ROMs, magazines, books and a host of other materials.

Download the membership form.

Church Records - BMD

  • Anglican
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Uniting
  • Wesleyan

District Histories

  • Benalla
  • Caniambo & Gowangardie
  • Devenish
  • Dookie
  • Goorambat
  • Lake Rowan
  • Molyullah
  • Samaria Valley
  • Swanpool
  • Tamleugh
  • Tatong
  • Upper Ryans Creek
  • Violet Town
  • Warrenbayne

Organisation Histories

  • Benalla Jaycees
  • Devenish Show
  • District Rural Fire Brigades
  • Goorambat CWA
  • Rose City Band


School Records

  • Admission rolls from some Benalla and District schools

School Histories

  • Baddaginnie
  • Benalla 31
  • Benalla East
  • Benalla Forum
  • Benalla High School
  • Benalla TAFE
  • Benalla Technical School
  • Benalla West
  • Broken Creek