Historical information

Jacket painting by Clifton Pugh.

"Eltham Shire is a well known as a district in which a large number of painters, sculptors, potters, writers and other creative people, The early settlers were, for the most part, resourceful and far-sighted ; the present residents are no less so. Mention the name Eltham and many things spring to mind ; conservation ; the integration of architecture with the environment ; mud-brick buildings; Montsalvat - the list is endless. In 1971, the centenary of the Shire's birth, the Council felt that the publication of a history would fittingly mark more than a century of achievement.." - Dust jacket.
The Beginning
Kangaroo Ground
Education at Kangaroo Ground
The Days of Gold
Panton Hill
The Pioneer Women
Christmas Hills and Yarra Glen
Education at Eltham and Research
Hurstbridge by Sheila Ferguson
Montmorency and Lower Plenty
The New Way of Life
Old Identities
Eltham in modern times
Educationalists and Writers
Earth building in Eltham
Early Painters by Peter Glass
Painters Today by Peter Glass
Warrandyte painters and Potters by Peter Glass
Present day


This book provides a comprehensive history of the former Shire of Eltham and its first one hundred years.

Physical description

Hardback Book with Dust Jacket - 144 p. : illus. (part col.) ;

Inscriptions & markings

ISBN 0170019489