The Bright and District Historical Society has a large number of publications and leaflets for sale at our museum. Some of the more significant publications are displayed below.

If  you wish to purchase any of these please contact:


The Diary of Henry Morgan.
A life on the Buckland Valley and District Goldfields from  1853 to 1909.

Henry Morgan was an American engineer who came to the North Eastern Victorian Goldfields. This diary covers his professional exploits as well as everyday activities typical of the time.

Henry Morgan is most famous as the builder of the Mt Hotham road.

$25 plus postage

Reminiscences of David Reid
As given to J.C.H. Ogier in November 1905.

Reid established toe Currargarmungee run, part of which is now Reidsdale, a property approximately 8 Km East of Wangaratta.

This is an account of the experiences of an original settler on the Ovens River.

$20 plus postage

Grave Recollections – Diann Talbot
The history of the Bright Cemetery with some brief history of our early pioneers.

It also includes sections on the Freeburgh, Germantown, Porepunkah and Buckland cemeteries.

$50 plus postage

Buckland Valley Goldfield – Diann Talbot
A history of the Buckland Valley goldfield

$39 plus postage

Buckland Valley Riot – Diann Talbot
The famous Buckland Vallley Riot of 1857

$10 plus postage

Chinese Joss House in the Ovens Valley – Dr Kok Hu Jin
Chinese temple remnants in the Bright Historical Museum.

$10 plus postage

Gold Bag – for those wishing to practice their skills at gold panning

Bag of sand containing specks of gold

Glass bottle, Instruction booklet with maps for fossicking locations round Bright

Panning techniques and Historical Information

$13 plus postage

A Guide to Gold Fossicking around Bright Victoria – Rob Kaufman

This is included in the Gold Bag discussed above.

$5 plus postage