Historical information

Marguerite Marshall, Eltham resident, worked as a journalist in the Diamond Valley from around 1980. In 2002, she published "Nillumbik Now and Then", about the shire's landmarks and characters (an update of "Eltham Shire, Historic Buildings, People and Places" 1983). It had photographs b Alan King and covered the Wurundjeri people, the Batman Tree legend, farmers, bushranger, gold mining, soldiers, artists, environmentalists and sportspeople. She was an environmental activist who created a comic character to show there can be a humorous side to the environmental challenge (Eartha Waters, a green tragic) for Nillumbik Climate Action Now event at Eltham Library.

Newspaper article: "New book on shire's past", Diamond Valley Leader, 6 February 2002, announcing publication of "Nillumbik Now and Then" by Marguerite Marshall, photographed with photographer Ron Grant and Eltham District Historical Society secretary Russell Yeoman.
Newspaper article: "Humorous side on warming", Diamond Valley Leader, 4 June 2008, listing events for Nillumbik Climate Action Now marking World Environment Day, including Marguerite Marshall's character Eartha Waters.
Newspaper article: "Green wedge a goldmine of history", Heidelberg and Diamond Valley Weekly, 25 November 2008, Announcing publication of Marguerite Marshall's book "Nillumbik Now and Then".
Newspaper letter: "Worst, so we should lead", Diamond Valley Leader, 13 January 2010, Marguerite Marshall argued for climate action.
Newspaper article: "Truths to be revealed in talk", Diamond Valley Leader, 23 July 2014, announcing talk by Marguerite Marshall on climate change at Montmorency Probus Club on 21 August and on renewable energy at Nillumbik Probus Club on 10 September 2014.
Newspaper article: "Turning back the pages", Diamond Valley Leader, 19 November 2008, Announcing publication of Marguerite Marshall's book "Nillumbik Now and Then".

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc