Contents: • Russell Yeoman – our Secretary for 50 Years by Jim Connor • Our Next Meeting – Wednesday 14th August 2019 • September Excursion – Culla Hill Walk • The Value of History Statement • Eltham Reminiscences by R.D. Taylor • Australia post: Gold brought life to the township • Postmaster-General’s Department of Australia • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o Patrick Carrucan o Nina Mikhailovna Christesen • Our Recent Heritage Excursions by Jim Connor • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society
The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.
A4 newsletter distributed to members