An important part of the BPHS's mission is to promote and publish local history. The following publications can be ordered via the Secretary (BPHS1961@gmail.com) or purchased in person at the Museum. Please note: All prices exclude postage and handling.
4th Edition 2005. 175pp. Complied by the BPHS, this book chronicles the early history of the Berwick Shire, including Berwick, Harkaway, Narre Warren, Officer, Cardinia, Pakenham, Pakenham Upper, Tonimbuk, Upper Beaconsfield, Gembrook, Cockatoo, Nar Nar Goon, Maryknoll, Tynong, Bunyip Iona & Cora Lynn
1996. 66pp. Complied by the BPHS, this book preserves a pictorial history of the former Berwick Shire, including Berwick, Upper Beaconsfield, Pakenham and Gembrook.
2005. 184pp. Compiled by BPHS members Norman Beaumont, James Curran and R.H. Hughes, this book explores the early history of Berwick and the surrounding districts of Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Harkaway, Narre Warren and Narre Warren North.
2002. 92pp. Complied by the BPHS, this book showcases in pictures the history of Narre Warren, Narre Warren North and Harkaway.
2000. 72pp. Complied by the BPHS, this book presents a richly illustrated pictorial history of Berwick
2022. 112pp. Complied by the BPHS, this book showcases the history of Pakenham using both historical and contemporary photographs.
2020. 321pp. This award-winning book commemorates the Pakenham District's WW2 service personnel. Includes profiles of those listed on the local war memorials.
These local history books can also be purchased at the Museum or by contacting the Secretary (BPHS1961@gmail.com)
2011. 106pp. Published by the National Trust of Australia, Casey-Cardinia Branch, this book provides snapshots of people, places and public life in Casey & Cardinia Shires.
2010. 114pp. Published by the Star News Group to mark their centenary, this book celebrates the contribution of the Thomas family and the Pakenham Gazette to the life of our community since 1909.
2006. 68pp. By Eleanor Taylor. The Cardinian Embroidery depicts the heritage and traditions of the Cardinia Shire in eight panels depicting 384 features of local significance. A brief historical note accompanies each feature.
1999. Edited by Elizabeth Whiteside. This book presents letters written by Beaconsfield Orchardist Clair Whiteside to his family and friends during WW1. Clair later served as President of the Berwick Shire.
2015. Beaconsfield Progress Association. This book presents profiles of the WW1 service personnel commemorated as part of the Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour.
2013. 43 pages. Published by the Akoonah Park Committee, this book provides a brief history of Akoonah Park at Berwick.