Our photograph collection tracks the changing face of Brighton, from the market gardens of the mid-1800s through to the present day. The photos span a wide variety of subjects, including the beach, piers and sea bathing; houses, public buildings and shopping strips; churches, schools, sporting teams, bands, festivals, families and aviation, to name a few.
The collection is not limited to years gone by, as the Society has made a conscious effort to record more recent changes to the area - in particular significant houses and public buildings, as well as public spaces.
A 2016 Local History Grant from the Public Record Office Victoria has enabled our volunteers to work on a project to catalogue, digitise and preserve our photograph collection. This will enable us to more easily share our collection with the people of Bayside and preserve it for future generations.
More photographs will be added into the collection as volunteers continue to work on the project. These photographs will be used for our own exhibitions and publications, and copies of the images are available for a small charge for exhibitions, publications, and other projects.
Can you help? We have a number of early photographs that we have not been able to identify - if you are interested, please drop by and take a look. You may even discover an ancestor of yours!