Hamilton History Centre

History events in Hamilton

Information for visitors on history touring in the Hamilton area

Railway Station Hamilton c1907-1913

A Miller & Co c1930-c1939

A.N.A.Fountain, Melville Park, 1912 (demolished)

Thomson Fountain, Botanical Gardens, 1930

Gray Street State School, 1910

Monthly meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of March, April, May, September, October and November at 7.30pm at the History Centre. A short business meeting is conducted followed by a guest speaker. The evening concludes with a bring and share supper.

All members, friends and the general public are welcome to attend.


Guided walking tours

A guided walking tour is conducted on the second Tuesday of February at 7pm on an annual basis. The walk is conducted in a different part of Hamilton each year and led by one of our experienced volunteers.

Where the tour starts is advertised in the Hamilton Spectator on the Saturday prior to the walk.


Driving tours

There is a lot to see in within Hamilton and driving tours are perfect for those wanting to visit some of our historical sites. The Centre has available for purchase several guidebooks for self-drive tours, Each booklet includes a map and a brief historical or significance explanation of each of the sights visited on the tour. 

The booklets are available from the Centre for a small fee.


Self-drive guide booklets

Take a driving tour around Hamilton with these useful guide booklets in hand. Available from the Centre for $10 each.

Walking guide booklets

The Hamilton History Centre has designed 8 informative history walks in and  around Hamilton. The series of 8 booklets includes the CBD - Gray Street walk, the Grangeburn walk, the Memorials walk, the Church Hill walk, Botanic Gardens walk, and Thompson Street walks. Available from the Centre for $10 each.