Altona History

postcardaltonahomestead1c1960This digital history of Altona was developed from the 1976 title A History of Altona by Allan J. Clark, Hon. Secretary, and members of the Altona Historical Society.

The production of the Hobsons Bay Online History Kit has been partly funded by the Local Priorities Grant from the State Government of Victoria, and we acknowledge and thank the Altona and Laverton Historical Society for permission to use this publication..

The contents of these pages cannot be reproduced without the permission of Hobsons Bay City Council.  

Looking for more information about Altona?

The Hobsons Bay Heritage Study (revised 2010) identifies heritage places and precincts within the City of Hobsons Bay.  The Study contains detailed information about the themes that have shaped the municipality of Hobsons Bay over the last 165 years and about the individual heritage areas and buildings.

Explore Hobsons Bay Libraries' Historypin channel to discover photos, videos and stories as contributed by the local community.

Historic images, maps and newspapers can be found at Trove, from the National Library of Australia.

It's All About Altona: a video history

A history of Altona, Victoria presented by Peter Weaver, President of the Laverton and Altona Historical Society.

Altona on film

Hobsons Bay Libraries' Youtube channel hosts many additional historical recordings of the Altona area.  Over 70 short films have been digitised and added to this collection, featuring Altona on parade at festivals, hanging at the homestead in the '80s, frolicking on the beach and much more.