Welcome to

The Mount Gambier

History Group Inc.

Locating, preserving and promoting the built heritage, local history and family history of Mount Gambier and surrounding districts

Our stories

Discover the stories behind some of the Limestone Coast’s most prominent sites and the people that have shaped this region’s rich history.

Our vast array of resources

Gathered over many years from a range of sources, our facility holds an array of documents, books and maps. Visit our reading rooms for more information.

Current research projects

Our helpful volunteer local history experts can undertake research projects. See what we are working or now and how we can help.

Local history

GALWAY (GALWEY) Leslie, Military Medal

GALWAY (GALWEY) Leslie, Military Medal

born: 14 September 1897 Mount Gambier, South Australiadied: 9 May 1945, Mount Gambier, South Australia Parents: James Arthur Galwey and Susan Hannah WilliamsSiblings: Stanley James, Edie Dorothy, Lizzie Ada, Norman Henry St John, James Arthur Leslie (Les) grew up in...

KEMP Angus Fletcher – Military Medal

KEMP Angus Fletcher – Military Medal

born: 18 July 1888, Mount Schank, South Australiadied: 18 March 1957, Mount Gambier, South AustraliaParents:  Richard Kemp and Jane FletcherSiblings: Mary Ann, Richard John, Margaret Jane, William, Susannah, Arthur Stanley, Thomas Roy, George Roy Angus was born at...

IRELAND Leslie Keith

IRELAND Leslie Keith

born: 27 August 1908 Mount Gambier, South Australia.died: 17 September 1942, Beachport, South AustraliaParents: Ernest Leslie Ireland and Clara Crissie CoatesSiblings:  Cyril Wallington, Estelle Marjorie, Jean Caroline, Crissie Edna MaySpouse:  Ida GreenLes...

CLEZY Bruce Aberdein

CLEZY Bruce Aberdein

born: 15 May 1904, Mount Gambier, South AustraliaParents:  Herbert James Clezy and Elsy Patience Jessy Alexander.Siblings: John Alexander, Herbert Humphris, Douglas, Elsy, Robert Harvey, Jane Fordyce On completing his education Bruce joined the English Scottish...

NOBLE William John

NOBLE William John

born: 5 August 1915, Robe South Australiadied:  26 February 1971, Mount Gambier, South AustraliaParents: Isaac Noble and Eva May PotterSiblings:  Eileen Marguerite, Constance Mary, Robert Lance Spouse: Inez Mattchoss We are now at the grave of William John Noble who...

PALMER Claude

PALMER Claude

born:  28 October 1893 in Faversham, Kent, Englanddied:  8 March 1955 Mount Gambier, South Australia Parents: William Palmer and Annie Marie Carpenter. Siblings: Marian, Mildred, William Ewart, Horace, Annie, Jesse, Ella and Doris Spouse: Marion Alvina...

Our Collection

The Mount Gambier History Group has a wide range of resources gathered over many years. Our facility holds an array of documents, books and maps as well as a number of items available for purchase in our online store.

Current projects

We are a passionate community of history enthusiasts who love to explore and share the rich heritage of our city. Find out more about our ongoing projects, upcoming events, and how to get involved. Whether you are a local or a visitor, we invite you to join us in discovering the fascinating stories and secrets of Mount Gambier.

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