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Eltham District Historical Society

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728 Main Rd Eltham Vic (map)
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728 Main Rd Eltham Vic

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Photograph - Watson's Hotel, with Christopher Watson in centre, bareheaded

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph reproduced on p60 of 'Pioneers & Painters' Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photo Collection, no. 625 (duplicate of hard copy held at Eltham Library)

Photograph - Election Day, Eltham East Primary School, 2 July 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Photograph - Old bridge, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Postcard of old low level bridge over Diamond Creek, Brougham Street, Eltham

Photograph - Main Road, Eltham looking towards Wattletree Road and Research, August 1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Eltham Shire Roads, gutter drainage

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 2 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GA 100 5095

Folder - George Griffiths

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on George Griffiths, Queenstown, 1866

Folder - Joan Hunt

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Joan Hunt, Panton Hill, 1980s

Book - The Christmas Hills story : once around the Sugarloaf II /​ Mick Woiwod.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Paperback; 275 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 30 cm.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed and signed by Author 2010

Folder - Basil Hall

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Basil Hall, Councillor, Panton Hill, 1920s

Photograph - Dendy House, Pitt Street Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph of Dendy House, original St. Margaret's vicarage now Parish Centre, Pitt Street, Eltham.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 14 September 1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Gold fever with Nicholas Pelling • Eltham Community Festival • “Landscape” • Donation to the Society • The Diamond Valley Story • Old cottage, Ely Street • Kinglake Primary School No. 2188, 1879-1979; A centenary history

Significance

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.

Photograph - Getting ready for the parade, Diamond Street, Eltham Festival, 10 November 1990

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Historical information

The festival parade was held at 11.00 am on Saturday, 10 November 1990, commencing in Youth Road (behind Elfham Railway Station} and Diamond Street. As per tradition, the Shire of Eltham Historical Society entered a float in the parade but for the first time combined with the Diamond Valley Arts Society to produce the float. The theme of the parade was ''Spring into Summer". In accordance with this theme the Society's float depicted artists on a spring painting excursion. Part of the group was "Walter Withers" painting a landscape. There was also another artist painting a portrait of a girl in a spring costume. Joh Ebeli was responsible for preparation of the float. The float won the prize for the best display.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-2 5095

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices (South Wing viewed from Library drive), 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971. The final Eltham Shire Council meeting was held in December 1994 before the forced amalgamations of municipal councils by the Kennett Government. The State-Government-appointed Commissioners (1994-1996) took the decision in July 1996 to demolish the Eltham Shire Offices. The demolition works started within 24 hours of the decision being made.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Former Police Residence, 728 Main Road, Eltham, 1985

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100N

Photograph - The Pavilion, Eltham Living and Learning Centre, September 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Note: no garden retaining wall and no stairs to verandah

Photograph - Eltham South

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 2 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Lorimer Road, Research, near Reynolds Road, 1991

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

From a collection of 35 photos taken by Doug Orford at 35 specific locations along the exact boundary of the then Shire of Eltham.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 10, January 1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • February meeting • Annual General Meeting • St Margaret’s Church • Historic Buildings Preservation Council • Combined Historic Buildings Register

Significance

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.

Photograph - Looking towards the change of Bible Street to Grove Street from Bible Street Reserve, Eltham, 20 May 2017

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Folder - Walter Belot

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Walter Belot, Cottles Bridge

Folder - Isaac Hickson

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Isaac Hickson, Eltham, 1863

Photograph - Shillinglaw trees from the safety compound: Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips

Historical information

The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971. The final Eltham Shire Council meeting was held in December 1994 before the forced amalgamations of municipal councils by the Kennett Government. The State-Government-appointed Commissioners (1994-1996) took the decision in July 1996 to demolish the Eltham Shire Offices. The demolition works started within 24 hours of the decision being made.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Folder - Newsclippings from the Shire of Eltham Vol 1 Sept 1959-Aug 1969

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A loose leaf folder with 71 brown paper pages held together by one piece of string and containing a collection of newspaper cuttings from local Eltham papers.

Historical information

This is a collection of clippings from local newspapers of events that occurred within the Shire of Eltham, during the period September 1959 to August 1969, as well as various clippings of advertisements by the Shire of Eltham during this period.

Significance

This item is locally historically significant as it is an original collection of local newspaper cuttings relating to various public events and Council activities within the Shire of Eltham during the period September 1959 to August 1969. This is an in-house significance assessment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed label stating 'Nillumbik Shire Council-Shire of Eltham archives. Series 074 Newsclippings folder Vol1 Sept 1959-Aug 1969 (original)'

Photograph - Chook farm, 340 Henley Road, Kangaroo Ground

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 3 strips

Historical information

No longer running as a chook farm. Last known as Kangachicks - see Google Streetview Image of Feb 2013

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Heritage Excursion; East of Eltham, 6 Sep 2014

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Historical information

Newsletter No. 218, September 2014 September Excursion - East of Eltham Walk In Newsletter No. 197, March 2011, there was a brief history of Crown Allotment 15 Section 5 Parish of Nillumbik (CA 15) a parcel of land of a quarter of a square mile extending from Eucalyptus Road to Reynolds Road at the eastern extremity of Eltham. From the 1940s it was known as Stokes orchard. In later years it has been subdivided for residential purposes but leaving significant areas as power line and water supply reserves and bushland reserves that are habitat for the threatened For our excursion on 6th September we intend to walk through CA 15 to a bushland reserve east of Reynolds Road. The walk will traverse the boundary between suburban Eltham and the non-urban areas to the south and east. This is a pleasant walk through residential areas and bushland. Along the way we will discuss the early and more recent history of CA 15 as well as local natural history and geology. This walk is about 3.5 km in length and will take 2 to 2.5 hours. It will start at 2pm at the corner of Eucalyptus Road, Pitt Street and Nyora Road.

Photograph - Believed to be in the region of Cleveland Avenue, Lower Plenty, c.1980s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 3 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodacolor II

Folder - Donald Kennedy

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Donald Kennedy, MLC 1856

Photograph - Yarra Glen, 1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Originally contained in a 'magnetic' photo album of scenic photos of Yan Yean and Warrandyte believed to be donated by Mrs Eric Stephenson, Jingalong, 110 Ryans Road, Eltham, Vic. 3095; relocated to archival safe storage.

Photograph - Montmorency RSL, 24 March 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Photograph - Eltham Hotel, cnr Pitt Street and Main Road, 21 June 2017

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Historical information

A walk around Little Eltham, 21 June 2017

Scrapbook Album - The Colour and Texture of Eltham, 1997

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Scrapbook album approx 40 x 30 x 4 cm, black hardcovers and 36 double page openings, numerous blank pages.

Historical information

Put together by a member of the Eltham Community Action Group in participation with various artists, writers, local business people and other local citizens and sent to Minister Maclellan, Planning Minister in the Kennet Government in protest of proposed plans to sell the former Eltham Shire Office site at 895 Main Road Eltham in order to develop a Shell Service Station and Hungry Jacks fast food outlet. The purpose was to express what is unique about the character of Eltham, why people live and work there and why such a development would be out of character and inappropriate for the Eltham Gateway along with alternative development proposals. This protest was the catalyst for the formation of the Eltham Community Action Group.

Photograph - 2nd Eltham Sea Scouts, Eltham Parade, Main Road opposite Wingrove Park, August 1978

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Two colour photographs

Historical information

Eltham Community Festival, 4-13 August 1978 Newsletter No. 3 September 1978 Eltham Community Festival. This year’s Eltham Community Festival was held from August 4th to 13th. The society was involved with the Warrandyte Historical Society in arranging an exhibition at the Community Centre and also provided notes and a map for a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings and locations around Eltham. Copies of notes will continue to be available from the Eltham Shire Offices and the tour may be under-taken at any time. The exhibition was divided into two sections. The Eltham Society displayed early photographs associated with the walking tour, whilst the Warrandyte Society showed their photographs and artefacts of the Warrandyte gold era. An outstanding feature was the large "blow-up" photos of early Warrandyte.

Photograph - Eltham Produce Store, Main Road, Eltham near Arthur Street, c.1950s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 7 strips

Historical information

Hay and grain to the right was Garnet Burges' second hand scrap metal and bottles then the blacksmith shop which was later taken over by Garnet with second hand furniture and next door to that was Ray Staff grocery shop

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CP 100 5094

Book - Family story, concerning a Scottish border family which migrated to the Port Phillip District of Australia in 1839 and the countryside which became their home /​ by Vera Jackson.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Paperback; 48 p. : ill., geneal. tables, maps, ports. ; 31 cm.

Historical information

Family story, concerning a Scottish border family which migrated to the Port Phillip District of Australia in 1839 and the countryside which became their home

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 1862522804

Photograph - 22 Luck Street, Eltham, 11 February 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born digital image (6)

Historical information

Development application 252/2017/03P: Use and development of the land for 8 three storey townhouses (revised to 7) Land sold 20 Dec 2107 for $1,515,000 - https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-residential+land-vic-eltham-201972410 Previously $140,000 June 1994 and $165,500 Oct 1988

Photograph - Jim Connor giving a presentation at Research Primary School, Dec 2014

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph of EDHS President, Jim Connor giving a talk to students at Research Primary School about the Honour Board as part of the centenary of World War One

Photograph - Kurdish Folk-Dancing at Toorourrong Reservoir, 1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Originally contained in a 'magnetic' photo album of scenic photos of Yan Yean and Warrandyte believed to be donated by Mrs Eric Stephenson, Jingalong, 110 Ryans Road, Eltham, Vic. 3095; relocated to archival safe storage.

Photograph - Writing the War exhibition, Eltham Library, 30 August 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Scrapbook Album - The Colour and Texture of Eltham, 1997

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Scrapbook album approx 40 x 30 x 4 cm, black hardcovers and 36 double page openings, numerous blank pages.

Historical information

Put together by a member of the Eltham Community Action Group in participation with various artists, writers, local business people and other local citizens and sent to Minister Maclellan, Planning Minister in the Kennet Government in protest of proposed plans to sell the former Eltham Shire Office site at 895 Main Road Eltham in order to develop a Shell Service Station and Hungry Jacks fast food outlet. The purpose was to express what is unique about the character of Eltham, why people live and work there and why such a development would be out of character and inappropriate for the Eltham Gateway along with alternative development proposals. This protest was the catalyst for the formation of the Eltham Community Action Group.

Photograph - Wilsons Promontory, 1998

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 6 strips Also photographic prints 10 x 15 cm

Significance

Probably taken in January 1998 on a sight-seeing excursion when the Society hosted visitors Margaret Taylor and Clifford Crate from the Eltham Society in Eltham, England.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 200-6

Photograph - Construction of Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham, 1993

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Tour of St Katherine's Angican Church and cemetery, St Helena, 27 October 2014

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Folder - Robert Alice

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Robert Alice, Schoolmaster, Queenstown, 1866

Photograph - Hurstbridge War Memorial, 20 July 2015

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Photograph - Donnelly's Weir, Healesville, 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Originally contained in a 'magnetic' photo album of scenic photos of Yan Yean and Warrandyte believed to be donated by Mrs Eric Stephenson, Jingalong, 110 Ryans Road, Eltham, Vic. 3095; relocated to archival safe storage.

Photograph - Intersection of Merritts Road and Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Panton Hill

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 7 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GA 100 5095

Photograph - Mudbrick house, possibly St Andrews area, c. Feb 2002

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-6

Photograph - Constable and Mrs Sargeant

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photogrpah copy of Constable and Mrs Sargeant at Eltham Police Station

Photograph - Streetscapes around little Eltham area, c.1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 2 strips

Significance

Streetscape evolution

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GC 400-6

Photograph - Kangaroo Ground, 8 July 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100