Past Events

Altona Refinery 70th Anniversary

Altona Homestead 128 Queen Street, Altona

2019 marks the 70th Anniversary of operations at the Altona Refinery which commenced the production of lubricants and bitumen on 22 July 1949 as part of a joint venture between Vacuum Oil Company (Mobil) and Standard Oil (Exxon). Today, the Mobil Altona Refinery continues to thrive, employing more than 350 workers […]

Truganina Explosive Reserve – Open Day

Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. Altona’s […]

Truganina Explosive Reserve – Open Day

Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. Altona’s […]

Hobsons Bay Libraries – Genetics & Genealogy

Onlline Session

Hobsons Bay Libraries Heritage team are hosting a Genetics and genealogy: DNA testing for family history research event in September which will be held over two sessions, both online via video chat. Session 1 is scheduled for Thurs 10 September, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, and Session 2 will be on Fri 11 September, 6.45pm to […]

Ghost Tour

Altona Homestead 128 Queen Street, Altona

Visit one of Australia's original homesteads, only 20 minutes drive from Melbourne. The homestead has long had a reputation for hauntings and has been the centre of paranormal investigations. Sarah Langhorne died in 1871, but many people claim to have seen her ghostly apparition peering from a window of Altona […]