Power and the People


The Yarra Ranges Heritage Network is proud to announce this special exhibition presented with the support of Yarra Ranges Council and Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

Power and the People: 150 years of Local Government tells stories of how residents and Yarra Ranges local governments have worked together to build facilities and create events that are valued today.
Launched on March 17, 2022, the story exhibition created its own history. It was the first Yarra Ranges Heritage Network exhibition developed by the group telling the various stories from their local community.

With contributions from 18 historical societies and community organisations, the exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the setting up of local government in the Yarra Ranges. Each organisation has chosen one example in their community to show how the partnership between the people and local government has created facilities their community still enjoys today.

The exhibition also promotes the value of our history which is a continuum and is valuable to us all – First Peoples and other nations – and together all our ancestors have worked hard to create the sense of place, a sense of belonging and the community we now enjoy and value today.

Past Events

The Memo, Healesville – Foyer

Location: 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville 3777

Exhibition dates: Wed 9 March – Sun 10 April

Monbulk Hub

Location: 21 Main Rd, Monbulk 3793

Exhibition dates: Tues 12 April – Wed 18 May

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum – The Chambers

Location: 35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140

Exhibition dates: Sat 21 May – Sun 31 July

Mont De Lancey

Location: 71 Wellington Rd, Wandin North 3139

Exhibition dates: Wed 3 Aug – Wed 7 Sept 


Contact details: Sue Thompson (Chair Yarra Ranges Heritage Network) 0475 219 884.

Dates and Locations

Civic Centre, 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale 3140


  • Friday, 09 September 2022 | 12:00 AM - Thursday, 23 February 2023 | 11:59 PM

Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey 3158


  • Wednesday, 01 March 2023 | 10:00 AM - Saturday, 01 April 2023 | 04:00 PM
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