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Photograph - Koala in garden of 22 York Street, Eltham, 1928

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph of koala in garden at 22 York Street Eltham, 1928; home of Mr and Mrs W. Bassett-Smith

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 165 November 2005

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

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Contents: • Next meeting, Panel presentation: Councillors Making History • November Meeting • Special General Meeting • Christmas Function • Invitation • Armistice Day Commemoration Service Kangaroo Ground • Combined Historical Societies Projects • Heritage Places in the News • Good News and Bad News

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 - Harry Gilham, 2001 Conference of the Association of Eastern Historical Societies hosted by Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Senior Citizen's Hall, 28 April 2001

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Colour photograph

Folder - J.E. Greenway

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on J E Greenway, Printer, Kangaroo Ground

Photograph - William Bell, 1796-1870, settled in Kangaroo Ground

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of medium format 120 6x6 black and white negative film, 3 frames

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(Spare SEPP negative.) Source of original photo: Mrs E.M. Jackson, Pigeon Bank, Kangaroo Ground.

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Agfa APX 100

Photograph - Public toilets, Were Street, Montmorency, before the erection of the windmlll

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6 colour photographs

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Photographs of public land in Were Street, Montmorency with public toilets. Before the the erection of the wind mill. Brick paved footpath, angle parking and two public phone boxes.

Photograph - Clay Nuneham Eltham Heritage Tour, 23 May 1993

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Believed to be Mrs Jane Bailey (nee Matthews) (d. 1904) and her grand-daughter Ruby Jane Bertha Smart (1890-1903) in front of the Smart family cottage in Bridge Street, Eltham, c.1903

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Sepia photograph mounted on card with envelope

Historical information

Show's an original early settler's cottage in Bridge Street. The cottage was built by Mrs Mary Jane Smart's parents, Edwin Bailey and Jane (nee Matthews). Mary Jane Smart was born in the cottage. She married an Englishman, Alexander Wilson Smart who disappeared to Western Australia in the early 1900s in search of gold. He ultimately married again in W.A., committing bigamy and then committed murder and was hung in 1911. This photo was taken c.1903 not long before both Mrs Bailey and her grand daughter both passed away. Jane Bailey, Mary Jane Smart and Ruby Jane Bertha Smart are all buried in Eltham Cemetery. SMART'S HOME AT ELTHAM. HIS WIFE AND SONS. in a little bush cottage surrounded by tall gum trees, through which appear glimpses of a willow fringed creek, of road ways hedged by masses of snowy flowering hawthorn, of growing crops and vividly green grazing paddocks, lives Mrs. Smart, the lawful wife of the man who is now in the hands of the police of Western Australia on suspicion of having committed a dreadful crime. Here, about half a mile out of the picturesque village of Eltham, she was born, and has lived her whole life — about 50 years. Smart himself lived here till the time when many years ago, the "lure of gold" got into his blood and he cleared out to Western Australia, to follow the digging rushes, gradually becom ing more and more estranged, till at length all communication ceased and be became lost to his wife and children. "I did not want him to go away," said Mrs. Smart, "because I had heard of so many men who had forgotten their homes in the excite ment of gold seeking, and of many others who died unknown and uncared for. But he would go, and when I saw his mind was set on it I placed no obstacles in his way. My parents built and lived in this cottage, where I was born, and they died in it. When I grew up I met my husband, a young Englishman, and married him. His name is Alexander, not Alfred, and his age is 52. We were very happy here, and although we were not well off we were comfortable, for he was a steady, sober, industrious man and had constant employment. He was just a manual worker, but could turn his hand to anything. We had five children, but one died. Four sons grew up in this little cottage. Thus three generations lived in it, somewhat unusual in an Australian bush home, I think. My eldest son is married and has a family; one is in Western Australia— not with his father— another is away working for him self, and one (indicating a young man by her side) has always stuck to his mother. He is my sole support, and he is as good to me now as his father once was. Yes, his father was a good, home-loving man in our younger days. He was fond of his children and was highly respected in these parts.' "It is fifteen years since my husband went away first. He had then been work ing for the Metropolitan Board of Works, and was engaged in the tunnel under the Yarra near Queen's-bridge when it col-lapsed. After he went to the West he sent me money regularly and wrote constantly. He came home three times — twice for a week or two at a time, the third time, eight years ago, when the Eitham railway was nearing completion. I induced him to stay till the railway opened, and he re-mained with me several months. I tried to get him to leave the West and settle down in his home, but he would not; he seemed restless and anxious to be off. One day when we were in Collingwood together he left me, saying he wanted to see what boats were going West. I implored him not to go away, and he said he would see. However, he returned to me soon after wards and said he had taken his ticket and would go by the next boat, and he went. For a year he wrote at irregular intervals, and then his letters ceased and I heard no more of him. For seven years I have not known whether he was alive or dead. Before that time my two sons in Western Australian used to see him some times, though they did not live with him; they used to tell me in their letters that he was well. It was a hard blow to be forgotten by him, but as my sons grew up I became more reconciled, and now I seem to look back at my life with him as some thing that happened a long time ago and is only a memory. Of his life and doings in Western Australia I know nothing. The last time I heard of him he was working in a foundry at Midland Junction. He was at Cue working on the railway when it opened there, and he caught the fever, but all that time he sent me money. When he returned the first time he took our eldest son with him, and the other boy followed later. They did not stay with him, how ever, and as far as I know they did not know how he lived." 'Mrs. Smart is a quiet, toil worn woman who has the respect of everyone who knows her.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on envelope: "Return to Mrs H. Rutherway, 22 Bridge St, Eltham." Also "Photo Mrs Clark Hampton (nee Smart), original Smart's house - Bridge Street, 95 years ago." Also "Right - Mrs Clark's grandmother Mrs J Smart Left - Her daughter Ruby dies soon after photo taken. Brother Alf Smart died about 6 years ago." Inscribed on back of photo "247 Vincent St, Leederville"

Photograph - Neil Douglas' property at Bend of Islands, 1980s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Slide - 35mm colour positive transparency

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Photograph taken by Jack Gittins of W.J. Gittins & Associates who were consulting on the property's trees.

Photograph - Henry Dendy collection

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Two colour photographs

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Bicentennial/Heritage Week Display, "The Eltham Tradition", Eltham Shire Office, 17-22 April 1988

Photograph - Nick building brick wall along driveway, February 1982

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital file

Historical information

14 Stokes Place (Lot 83) was the home of Peter and Carla Vermey. The land was purchased in May 1979 and construction commenced September 1979. The home was built by Peter and Carla Vermey after the developer, Macquarie Builders went bankrupt. Sold October 2017 by Morrison and Kleeman Real Estate. Stokes Place was part of the Stokes Orchard Estate which was developed from the break-up of the the orchard owned by Frank Stokes who lived on the northeast corner of Nyora Road and Eucalyptus Road. His daughter Beryl advised that the Shire had levied a rate assessment on individual parcels of land within the orchard which became unaffordable resulting in its sub-division and sell off. The Stokes Orchard Estate was developed by Macquarie Builders in two stages starting with stage 1 in 1976. Stokes Place was part of Stage 2 in 1979. The Estate was bounded between Nyora Road, Eucalyptus Road, Diosma Road and Stokes Place. The original orchard only just reached the left most portions of Stokes Place and did not go fully up to Diosma, rather to just beyond the extant of Stokes Place. Stokes Place was known within the family as "The Oats" as that is where they grew oats. Frank Stokes moved to Eltham c.1945 after visiting Harold Bird to view his orchard, located diagonally opposite Stokes Orchard from the intersection of Eucalyptus Road, Pitt Street and Nyora Road. It was on Harold Bird's recommendation that Frank purchased the land.

Significance

The Stokes Orchard Estate collection is typical of housing developments of the late 1970s and 1980s. It was one of the earliest estates in Eltham following the nearby Woodridge Estate development.

Inscriptions & Markings

Scanned by EDHS from 49 x 35mm colour transparencies provided on loan

Photograph - Trestle Railway Bridge, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Diamond Valley Railway, Eltham Lower Park, 1991

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eight colour photographs

Historical information

Originally contained in a 'magnetic' photo album believed to have been donated by Mr Eric Stephenson, Jingalong, 110 Ryans Road, Eltham, Vic. 3095; relocated to archival safe storage.

Photograph - Intersection of Fitzsimons Lane with Main Road, Eltham, c.1969

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital file only; created from original colour positive slide transparency

Book - Fine Spirit and Pluck: World War One Stories from Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

iv, 228 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm

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Stories of involvement of people of Banuyle, Nillumbik and Whittlesea area in World War I

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 9780994609304

Photograph - Open Day, Eltham Living and Learning Centre, November 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, 4 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford XP1 400

Photograph - Buda, Castlemaine, Spring Gardens Excursion, 30 October 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Two colour photographs

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[from EDHS Newsletter No. 62, September 1988:] SPRING GARDENS TRIP 30 Oct 1988 On this trip we will be visiting gardens which are of historic interest or of old world character. The date has been selected to coincide with the time when the gardens are likely to be at their best. The Central Victorian Goldfields area has been selected because it offers a wide range of gardens open to the public. From this range we have chosen three gardens which we think will be of great interest to members and their families and friends. These are the gardens: • "Buda", Castlemaine: One of Victoria's most famous historic gardens. The mansion, which was the home of the Leviny family for 118~ years, is also open for inspection. • "Badger's Keep", Chewton: This is a cottage garden (complete with 100 year old cottage) with a great diversity of plants. • "The Springs", Sedgwick: A country garden also with a great array of plants. The cost of the bus is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. There is an additional charge for entry to the gardens, $2.00 each for "Badger's Keep" and "The Springs"; for "Buda" it is $3.00, $1.50 for pensioners and $1.00 for children. Each of the gardens has plants for sale. Bring your own picnic lunch. Please be at the Eltham Shire Offices by 8.15 a.m. so we can leave promptly at 8.30. To book for this trip complete the attached form and return the appropriate fare. [from EDHS Newsletter No. 63, November 1988:] RECENT ACTIVITIES More recently the Spring Gardens trip attracted a full bus load and a waiting list. Those who went thoroughly enjoyed the historic garden and mansion at "Buda" and two other excellent gardens at "Badger's Keep" and "The Springs". The popularity of this trip warrants a repeat performance. There are a number of other gardens of historic and general interest which are worth a visit in the future.

Photograph - Local History Centre display for Opening Day, 12 July 1998

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 6 of 7 strips

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The new home of Eltham District Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100

Photograph - Upper Yarra Dam, Spring Tour, 22 Oct 1995

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

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EXPLORING THE UPPER YARRA (Newsletter No. 105, November 1995, by Bettina Woodburn) We enjoyed the Spring Excursion, this year "Exploring the Upper Yarra" - in spite of the constant rain and the countryside under the cloud cover, especially in the valleys, being mainly shiny shades of green. The occasional fields of buttercups, clumps of arum lilies and splendid rhododendron and other flowering bushes became very special. The Cobb and Co coach was warm and a cosy retreat as we zig-zagged on the highways and byways to glimpse the Yarra River, upstream and down, its secret places, and particularly the many bridges. Russell excelled as 'Poet Laureate', reading from Dacre Smyth's book. This 1979 publication includes paintings of all the bridges along the river with poems and brief descriptions of each one. Some of the bridges are in out of the way places and are not very well known. We looked forward to hearing the poetry as much as seeing the ' constructions'…Big Pat (was he short or tall, lean or fat? He did win the two hundred pound reward for discovering gold and had the creek named after him), about the 'Eddies'?, and the disliked 'meccano' bridge in Warburton, etc. etc. The hot roast lunch in the old Reefton Hotel was also most welcome. It was easy to imagine it peopled by miners and early settlers. Starting by crossing the new (1974) concrete bridge at Warrandyte we headed through Wonga Park with views to the Christmas Hills and to the escarpment of the Yering Gorge, which causes flood waters to back up through the Yarra Glen plain, so avoiding disasters downstream. At the end of a long driveway we found the wooden, privately owned Henley Bridge (1935 after the 1934 floods). This facilitates access to different parts of Henley Farm and to Lilydale. Everard Park, named after Blanche Shallard's father, a State Member for 17 years, below the Highway Yarra crossing was in need of care. It is 10 miles from Yarra Glen by road but, as "Yarra Marra” canoeists well know, 32 winding miles down by water. After more delightful countryside scenes we joined the Warburton Highway at Woori Yallock. From the old Railway Station at Launching Place the Centennial Trail for walkers, cyclists and ' horse riders has replaced the rails. The line from Lilydale was opened in 1901, and the last diesel freight train ran to Warburton in 1965. It continued to rain as we had morning tea in Warburton in a shelter between footbridges. From here we continued upstream past the Bridge to O'Shannasy Lodge and Reservoir, Starvation Creek, and the Peninsular tunnel (miners dug it as at Pound Bend) which we visited (scrambling down those steps!) on our return after lunch. Our furthermost point was the Upper Yarra Dam Reserve (and vast catchment area). Finished in 1957 after ten years work and 100 years after Yan Yean, it supplies much of Melbourne's water. After crossing the 30m Launching Place Bridge to the Eltham side of the Yarra and Healesville, we saw in the distance the Yarra Glen Timber Trestle Bridge over the river flats "the longest for years in the land it was said!" Harry's dream of "better weather over the Divide" unfortunately didn't come true, but I'm sure we 36 members will retain happy memories of a day that was wet and green and filled with Bridges. Bettina Woodburn - October 1995

Significance

Record of the Society's history of activities - Spring 1995 excursion

Photograph - Montsalvat

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph of large tree in foreground looking through a gate past a shed to the stables at Montsalvat

Photograph - Eltham, Main Road near Station, c.1910

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Negative black and white film 120 6x9 format 2 strips

Historical information

General Store advertising refreshments and summer drinks on left Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photo Collection Ref: 610 Cross Ref: 611 - later stage Original from Mrs A.E. Parsons, 22 Pryor St, Eltham (mrs Glasgow - daughter) Lloyd's Store on left

Inscriptions & Markings

Agfa APX 100

Photograph - Bronze plaque for the Korea (1950-1953) and Borneo (1962-1966) conflictsWar Memorial Tower, Kangaroo Ground

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

(Contained in an album originally put together by Harry Gilham. Photos subsequently relocated to photosafe archival storage.) [2001]

Photograph - Jim Connor, President, Eltham District Historical Society; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born digital image

Historical information

Community meeting held at the Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War Memorial complex of buildings at 903-907 Main Road; 13 October 2018

Photograph Souvenir - Souvenir Photo Cover, The Eltham Barrel, Main Road, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Souvenir Photo cover made of card and printed both sides with centre fold. 4 slits for inserting souvenir photo (not included)

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"Happy Medium" Photo Co., Yarra Street, Warrandyte. Provided souvenir photos for patrons of the Eltham Barrel as a momento of their visit

Copy of photograph - Main Road shops

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photocopy of black and white photograph

Historical information

G.H. McDonald, Bootmaker on left. Garnet Burges' parents' original shop one up from Bootmaker.

Photograph - "A Dry Water-course" - Research.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Mrs. E.R. Reynolds, Thompson Crescent, Research

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Photograph - Lower Plenty - New Bridge, November 1966.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Shire of Eltham

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 235 August 2017

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • History Matters by Jim Connor • 9th August Meeting - The Shallards of Montmorency • Heritage Excursion - Saturday 2nd September - An Eltham South Ramble • Montmorency Guiding Memories by Jean Ryan • Percy Leason: An Artist's Life by Margot Tasca - Book review by Russell Yeoman • Eltham District Historical Society: Russell Yeoman by Jim Connor • 40 Years of Environmental Living by Janet Mattiske • Membership Subscriptions • Wellers Hotel of Kangaroo Ground - Part 1 by Jim Allen • Morrison Kleeman Real Estate • Our Sponsors • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

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 - At "The Oaks", Kinglake, 1890s

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Mrs. McMinn, Kinglake Cross Ref: SEPP_0002 and SEPP_0003

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Photograph - Russell Yeoman (left) and Joh Ebeli hold the Society Banner at the end of the Parade in Panther Place near the Railway Trestle Bridge, Eltham Community Festival Parade, 8 November 1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

[from a contemporary report:] The Shire of Eltham Historical Society's entry in the 1986 Eltham Community Festival Parade included Ben Hall's Cobb & Co. coach along with several vintage motor vehicles and the Society's new Community Banner. Members dressed in in an appropriate costume to ride in one of the vehicles or walk along with them. The assembly point was in Cecil St. at 11.45 a.m. The Society's entry was awarded the major prize for the parade.

Photograph - Book launch "Pioneers & Painters"; Mr. Alan Marshall, 13 Park Road, Eltham. Editor of "Pioneers and Painters", 7 July 1971.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Shire of Eltham Centenary

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Photograph - Bridge construction over the Diamond Creek, Charlber Lane, St Andrews, 3 August 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GA 100 5095

Photograph - Boomerang House, Laughing Waters Road, Eltham

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Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips Kodak Gold 100-6 Cross Ref: 00659 (print) and 03182 (negative)

Historical information

Designed by Alistair Knox and Gordon Ford

Photograph - Footpath and nature strip outside Mac's Liquor in Pryor Street, Eltham prior to upgrade works, c.1985

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Safeway Supermarket (top store) prior to demolition, 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - 23 Susan Street, Eltham, 15 July 2009

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 239 April 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Every place has a history by Jim Connor • Annual General Meeting - 11th April 2018 • May Excursion - Edendale Environs • Eltham 1950s – Childhood Reminiscences – Part 3 by Ann Constable • Eltham Trestle Bridge by Richard Pinn • My Early Eltham Recollections – Part 2 by Alex Smith • Connect with us • Eltham Community Centre Opening by Russell Yeoman (Newsletter No.1, May 1978) • Annual General Meeting Notice • Hamish Knox and Associates • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

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 - Eltham RSL and Uniting Church, Main Road, Eltham, c.1979

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 6 strips

Significance

Changing streetscape - RSL branch merged with Montmorency. Land sold and since developed into units.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unidentified; half-frame numbering

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

Photograph - She-oaks at Yan Yean Reservoir, 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Originally contained in a 'magnetic' photo album believed to have been donated by Mr Eric Stephenson, Jingalong, 110 Ryans Road, Eltham, Vic. 3095; relocated to archival safe storage.

Photograph - Pedestrian access upgrade, Pryor Street, Eltham, c. Oct 1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Looking down Pryor Street towards the intersection with Main Road, Mac's Liquor on left. Shows upgraded footpath area with new paving and planter boxes

Photograph - Linda and Paul ? at the opening of the Eltham Living and Learning Centre 'Pavilion' building, 10 October 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Opening of the new Pavilion, Living and Learning Centre, Eltham, 10 October 1994

Photograph - Gladstone Road, Briar Hill before construction, c. Oct 1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Date based on other similar display panels visible in images of the Shire of Eltham display at the Eltham Community Festival, 7 November 1987

Book - Dirt Poor - Spirit Rich: A History of the Carrucan Family

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Softcover

Historical information

Edited by Jim Martin, Tim Erickson and Frank Carracan. The Carrucans came from Ireland to Australia in the 1850s, settling in Eltham and living there for many generations. Much of this family history book is set in Eltham and surrounding districts. Contents: Themes - The Wurundjeri in Eltham - The Carrucan Story - The Michael Line - The Emigrants - The Bridget Line - The Patrick Line - The Peter Line - The Denis Line - They serve the Lord - They served their country - Final thoughts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover: Commemorating the dispersion of members of the Carracan Family from West Clare, Ireland ISBN 9780646552286 [includes a dedication letter from Tim Erickson (for the Carrucan Book Committee) to the Eltham District Historical Society, presenting a complimentary copy of the book, 13 October 2011; there is also a handwritten summary of Eltham references inside the back cover]

Folder - Hugh Larimour

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Folder of information on Hugh Larimour, Diamond Creek, 1850

Photograph - Looking east across the new 5-span bridge construction across the Plenty River; Greensborough Bypass construction, c.1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph originally located in a magnetic style album titled 'Greensborough Bypass 1990s 5' suffering significant degradation. No information contained in album or on reverse of photos except where noted. Relocated to archival photosafe storage.

Photograph - Newly refurbished Eltham Community Centre, 21 June 2017

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Born Digital

Historical information

A walk around Little Eltham, 21 June 2017

Photograph - Shire of Eltham staff Christmas Breakup BBQ lunch, Sugarloaf Reservoir, 1992

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Track along unopened section of Kings Road, Kangaroo Ground, 6 December 1992

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

The Eltham Horse Trail: Research and Warrandyte to Kinglake: Survey of proposed route, December 1992: (3) Kangaroo Ground to Kinglake

Photograph - Diosma Road, Eltham, 15 October 1990

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph