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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Eltham, Victoria

EDHS encourages interest in the local history of the Eltham district predominantly within the Shire of Nillumbik in Melbourne's north. We collect, preserve and share local stories.

Activities include a regular program of heritage walks and meetings with guest speakers. We manage a significant collection and are active online sharing collection items and stories. We produce a bi-monthly informative newsletter (and welcome contributions).

The Local History Centre is in the former Police residence (1859) at 728 Main Road, Eltham (corner Brougham Street). This is located between the former Eltham Courthouse (1860) and the replica Eltham Police station, which can be visited by schools and organisations by arrangement.

General Meetings are held at the Eltham Senior Citizen’s Centre, Library Place, Eltham.

The Society was established in 1967 and celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2017. It was the 2018 Nillumbik Community Group of the Year.

New members and visitors welcome.

Learn more by visiting us on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eltham_District_Historical_Society

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Contact Information

location
728 Main Road Eltham Victoria 3095 (map)
phone
+61 0409 021 063

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Opening Hours

By appointment only; contact [email protected]

Location

728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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The Eltham District Historical Society currently holds material relating to the former Shire of Eltham, the boundaries of which now overlap with other local Historical Societies. The Society will collect research material (and in some cases items of historical significance) relating to the Eltham District (Eltham, Eltham North, Research, Kangaroo Ground, Montmorency, Briar Hill and Lower Plenty) but may also include material pertinent to the history of Victoria where relevant to the understanding of our local history including pre-European settlement. Themes included cover:

Local people
Domestic life
Working life
Education
Recreation, economic and social conditions
Art and culture
Births, deaths and marriages
Cemeteries
Townships, urban and rural development
Built environment
Natural environment
Local government
Local industry, services and transport
Monuments
Community groups and organisations

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Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 245 April 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Street Mud Brick Precinct • Empire Day by Ann Constable • . . . . More Than A Family Reunion by Irene Kearsey • Eltham Scouts • Eltham District Welfare Committee – a history by Jenny Ellis • My People: Alan Marshall talks about . . . Eltham in the early

A4 newsletter distributed to members

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Contents: • The Carrucan Dairy by Russell Yeoman • Our Annual General Meeting • May Excursion – John Street Mud Brick Precinct • Empire Day by Ann Constable • . . . . More Than A Family Reunion by Irene Kearsey • Eltham Scouts • Eltham District Welfare Committee – a history by Jenny Ellis • My People: Alan Marshall talks about . . . Eltham in the early days • Alan Marshall • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o William McMahon Ball o George Bird • Annual general Meeting • Vale – Dr Malcolm Harrop OAM • 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 - Looking Back, Looking Forward: Summer Fun in Yarra Plenty exhibition launch, Nillumbik Shire Community Gallery, Eltham Library, 5 December 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

and enjoying nature with family and friends during long summer days. 2nd eltham sea scouts andrew ross museum eltham district historical society eltham library exhibition greensborough historical society heidelberg historical society museums australia (victoria

56 Born Digital images

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Official opening, Thursday 5 December at 2.30pm of exhibition held 5 December 2019 - 6 January 2020 in the Eltham Community Gallery, Eltham Library Eltham District Historical Society is a member of the Yarra Plenty Heritage Group, which together with the Nillumbik U3A Painting and Drawing Group participated in an exhibition of historical photographs and original artworks side by side in a celebration, at the Eltham Library Community Gallery, of all things summer - picnics, swimming, boating, horsing around and enjoying nature with family and friends during long summer days.

Book - Wattle Glen Primary School No. 4060 - 75th anniversary 1922-1997

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

documents, parents protest for a new classroom, I remember Wattle Glen School Days (various recollections over various years includes class photographs), Wattle Glen Primary School Today inc. lists of staff and students 1982. Second Section titled: 1997

Spiral Bound.

Historical information

Includes black and white photos and sections: General history of Wattle Glen and surrounding area, gold mining, 4060 Wattle Glen, Opening school buildings (newspaper articles from The Advertiser, 1922), Sunnyside Estate Wattle Glen, Wattle Glen 4060, copies of early documents, parents protest for a new classroom, I remember Wattle Glen School Days (various recollections over various years includes class photographs), Wattle Glen Primary School Today inc. lists of staff and students 1982. Second Section titled: 1997 - 75th anniversary update From the Principal, School Council, Parents Association, Newer memories, computers at Wattle Glen, Past teachers 1983-1997, 1997 classes, memories Kathleen Cuxson, Reunion 1997, Memories of Cyril Cummins (Principal 1950-52), 1997 memories, 1997 update compiled by Naomi Windisch. No page numbers

Significance

This book is significant in that it documents the history of the Wattle Glen Primary School and its wider community to 1997. It is one of a very few publications written specifically on this rural community within the Shire of Nillumbik.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed - For the Eltham Historical Society Collection in exchange for the '1999 Chronology', 27/4/99