The High Country History Hub (HCHH) is a digital library of the Victorian high country history from 1834 to now. After two years solid work, cataloguing 6312 documents and 5449 photos, we are very proud of our achievement to date and committed to growing our digital library for all to enjoy.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

John F Kennedy

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.

Konrad Adenauer

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.

Theodore Roosevelt

Memories are like a mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.

PG Wodehouse

Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.

Hunter S Thompson.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker.

Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

Art Buchwald.

I really feel sorry for kids that aren't interested in history- recent history either, because it is this that made us what we are.

Barry Humphries.

A book is more than the sum of its material it is an artefact of the human mind and hand.

Geraldine Brooks

How little we know, I thought, of the people we live amongst.

Geraldine Brooks

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home.

Australian Aboriginal proverb.

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

Mark Twain

Who has fully realised that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

Carl Jung.

History is a great teacher.

Martin Luther King Jr.

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and a common humanity, so we can better face the future.

Robert Penn Warren

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Rudyard Kipling

More than anything else, it is important to study history.

BB King.

If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur.


One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

Golda Meir


The High Country History Hub (HCHH) is a community project developed by The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria, the Mansfield Historical Society, Merrijig Public Hall and the Victorian Government. The HCHH is a digital library of the Victorian high country history from 1834 to now.


The HCHH collection is digitized material that documents life in the high country. The collection dates back to 1834 and includes material from the MCAV, MHS and the MPH. Our untold history is derived from personal collections and publications.