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Altona Hospital Project

Members of the Altona Laverton Historical Society in conjunction with members of the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre have formed a team and have undertaken considerable research into the establishment, life, people, staff and the community that created not just the Altona Community Hospital and then transformed this wonderful building into the Community Centre that you see and enjoy today . . . Read more
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April 16, 2017

Born at the Altona Hospital

Were you or a relative born at the Altona Hospital between 1932 and 1995? We estimate that approximately 13,500 babies were born at the hospital during that time. If you are one of these we would love to hear from you so that we can add your details to our […]
March 5, 2017

Left Over Scones – Altona Lions Club Soup Kitchen

Any scones left over from our Devonshire Tea do not go to waste – we donate them to Altona Lions Club Soup Kitchen, straight after our event for them to distribute that afternoon … a little help to those less fortunate!
March 5, 2017

Over 600 years of Altona’s History enjoying Devonshire Tea

Over 600 years of Altona’s History enjoying Devonshire Tea today. Be sure to check out our events page on and join us for our next Devonshire Tea.  
February 4, 2017

YMCA at Altona – Camp for workers’ families

A story about Altona Homestead and Logan Reserve From a modest beginning, the industrial welfare movements inaugurated by several Melbourne business firms have grown into large undertakings, and the number of employees taking advantage of the establishments provided by their employers has increased rapidly. About three years ago a large […]
February 4, 2017

Dukes & Paproths

James Duke moved to Altona in 1917 with his wife Mary from Brunswick where they had contributed to Victoria’s growing population by producing 12 children. Although many of the children had reached maturity by the time they moved to Altona, there was still a brood at home needing James’ attention, […]
August 10, 2016

ALHS AGM Update

Wonderful to see a full house for last nights (August 2016) AGM and thank you to all who were present. Our elected office bearers for 2016/17 are: President – Peter Weaver Vice President – Carol Winfield Secretary – Kerin Botha Treasurer – Graeme Reilly Elected CoM members – Wolf Graf, Owen Hyde, Jude Kirkman, Maureen […]