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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Eltham, Victoria

Our Society encourages interest in the local history of the Eltham district in Victoria, Australia

Society activities include a regular program of heritage walks, meetings, workshops on preservation of historical records and memorabilia, as well as provision of displays, presentations and information on related matters

Visitors and new members are always welcome

History is not the stories told by others but the stories told by us

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PO Box 137 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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newsletter Newsletter, No. 245 April 2019 A4 newsletter distributed to members Australia Victoria Eltham Contents: • The Carrucan Dairy by Russell Yeoman • Our Annual General Meeting • May Excursion – John

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

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.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 246 June 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newsletter Newsletter, No. 246 June 2019 A4 newsletter distributed to members Australia Victoria Eltham Contents: • Still a Part of Our History by Jim Connor • Our Next Meeting • July Excursion – Exploring

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Still a Part of Our History by Jim Connor • Our Next Meeting • July Excursion – Exploring Lower Plenty • George Coop Photograph Collection by Peter Pidgeon • The Garden of the Wilderness by Alistair Knox • Alistair Knox – Author • One Hundred Years Ago by Liz Pidgeon • Our Collection • Association of Eastern Historical Societies – Regional Conference 2019 • Office Bearers 2019-2020 • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o o Beatrice Wanliss Irvine o o Anton Brinkkotter • RHSV Award of Merit • Vale – David Johns • 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.

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1859

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1859 Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 173 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856. This ledger includes the signature of Road Board Secretary and Collector Wingrove, a significant person in Eltham's early history.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 8d per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1858

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1858 Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks. Ledger filled out by hand with 152 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included. Copy re-bound in green hard leather look card by Arnall & Jackson Pty Ltd Brunswick, 1968

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes a compliments slip taped to the cover from Arnall & Jackson Pty Ltd. with handwritten inscription: "Ian, I hope the hysterical society doesn't get historical about this". Organised 1968 I. Maynard Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 1 per acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1861

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1861 Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 185 entries (not alphabetically arranged) and summary section. A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 8d per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1862

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1862 Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 184 entries (not alphabetically arranged) and summary section. A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 1/2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 1/28 per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1860 (Version 2)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1860 (Version 2) Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 177 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included. This version was slight changes to version one.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 8d per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1860 (Version 1)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1860 (Version 1) Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 177 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 8d per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1863

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Ledger Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1863 Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 181 entries (not alphabetically arranged) and summary section. A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 1/2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 1/28 per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Wattle Glen Primary School No. 4060 - 75th anniversary 1922-1997 Spiral Bound. Inscribed - For the Eltham Historical Society Collection in exchange for the '1999 Chronology', 27/4/99 Includes black

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