the Historical Society
Thanks to funding from both the Sate Government and Shire of East Gippsland much needed repair and renovation
works are underway on both courthouse buildings. Period Restorations are undertaking the work and its going well.
BECAUSE OF THIS ESSENTIAL WORK THE PARK MUST REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS
IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!
With 5 heritage listed buildings and wonderful originality this
Justice Precinct is believed the most
intact and original in Australia.
The 5 buildings consist of, 2 Court Houses, Police
Stables and Log Lockup.
The "local history collection" is housed
the buildings and the grounds.
By including the Civic Square gardens at the front of the
we have an overall "A. M. Pearson Historic Park".
Omeo Historical Society manage the park on
Gippsland Shire while the local history collection belongs to the
The "new" courthouse is still an active courthouse with
sittings on two
or three occasions per year.
Omeo was a rough and tough multicultural mining boom town and
centre of the large
Shire (1872-1994) the story of which
and its collection seek to