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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)
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+61 0409 021 063

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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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Book - Shire of Eltham Retrospective exhibition of art collection, 1993

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Rosalie Cogan, Scott Joseph Cowcher, Augustine Dall'Ava, Greg Daly, Simon Dattner, Peter Day, Domenico de Clario, Robert Delves, Joh Ebeli, Mark Edgoose, Graham Fransella, Ernest Fries, Edward Ginger, Peter Glass, Drew Gregory, Alison Hann, Tony Harkin

Softcover . Includes separate sheet of paper printed on both sides: "catalogue supplement" and "errata"

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Contents: List of illustrations, From the Shire President, Historical background, current perspective and catalogue of art collection. This includes over 100 items. Book produced to accompany exhibition held at the Eltham Community and Reception Centre, Main Road Eltham June 26 - July 4 1993. "This exhibition celebrates two aspects of the art collection of the Shire of Eltham. There is the work which shows the love of Eltham and the environment, and work which deals with much broader concerns" Artists include: Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, David Armfield, Brian Armstrong, Alan Baker, Yvonne Ball, Piers Bateman, Julie Begg, Judith Ben-Meir, Yvonne Birch, The Bodford Collection, Janet Boddy, Deidre Boeyen, Ian Bow, David Benchley, Don Brown, Gilbert Buchanan, Paul Cavell, Patty Chandler, Rosalie Cogan, Scott Joseph Cowcher, Augustine Dall'Ava, Greg Daly, Simon Dattner, Peter Day, Domenico de Clario, Robert Delves, Joh Ebeli, Mark Edgoose, Graham Fransella, Ernest Fries, Edward Ginger, Peter Glass, Drew Gregory, Alison Hann, Tony Harkin, Wendy Henderson, Stephen Hughes, Lindsay Imbandarinja, John Irving, Hilary Jackman, Jill Kahans, William Kelly, Margot Knox, Margot Kroyer-Pederson, Anne Kueffer, Bruno Leti, Kevin Lincoln, Paul Margocsy, Alan Martin, Barry Mills, Simon Barley, Jenni Mitchell, David Moore, Barbara Munro, Ewald Namatjira, Norma Neil, Mark Page, Herman Pekel, Shane Pickett, Anthony Pryor, Clifton Pugh, Lynn Quintal, Giuseppe Raneri, Ken Robb, John Serle, Marjorie Shattock, Leslie Sinclair, Matcham Skipper, Myra Skipper, Sonia Skipper, Harris Smith, Eric Stephenson, Adriane Strampp, Marian Sussex, Tony Trembath, George Turcu, John Wakefield, Peter Wallace, Ray Walsh, Michael Wilson, Walter Withers, Vic Wood, Doug Wright, Romana Favier Zorzut, Renier Zusters.

Book - Exercise Book

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

exercises and some math problems and map drawings. May have been used as a homework book. All pages headed with day and date. William was one 8 children who attended Eltham Primary School. He was born in 1878 and attended the school between 1883 and 1890

Hardcover with marbled decorative cover with hand made name plate pasted on; 58 pages

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Exercise book of William Shillinglaw. Filled with writing exercises and some math problems and map drawings. May have been used as a homework book. All pages headed with day and date. William was one 8 children who attended Eltham Primary School. He was born in 1878 and attended the school between 1883 and 1890 having started there at the age of 4 years and 2 months in April 1882. He left the school in 1890 when 12 years of age. Dates obtained from EPS school attendance rolls. Exercise book last entry is dated June 16th, 1891. One of five items relating to the Shillinglaw Family collection

Significance

The book was owned by William Shillinglaw. This family were pioneer settlers in the Eltham area. William was one of 8 siblings to attend Eltham Primary School. This workbook is a rare local example of the practical classroom education process in the late 1880s and early 1890s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover: ? Shillinglaw Eltham June 17 1891

Book - Inferno: The Day Victoria Burned by Roger Franklin

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Inferno: The Day Victoria Burned by Roger Franklin 267 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm. ISBN Australia Victoria Docklands Description of bush fires in Victoria on Black

267 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm.

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Description of bush fires in Victoria on Black Saturday 7 February 2009

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Book - Coronation celebrations in Victoria, 1953.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Sir, Please find enclosed herewith Official Programme for Coronation Celebrations in Victoria, received by me this day. Yours faithfully, [rubber-stamped signature illegible] Shire Secretary. Australia Victoria Melbourne An official programme

1 folded sheet [4] p. ; 22 cm.

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An official programme of the celebrations held in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Victoria covering Sunday 31st May to Thursday 11th June 1953.

Inscriptions & Markings

[typed on Shire of Eltham letterhead pasted inside front cover] May 22nd. 1953. [to] Cr. E.P. Harmer, Bolton Street, Eltham. Dear Sir, Please find enclosed herewith Official Programme for Coronation Celebrations in Victoria, received by me this day. Yours faithfully, [rubber-stamped signature illegible] Shire Secretary.

Book - Living and Learning

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

an early history of the Centre compiled by the first Co-ordinator. Subjects include enrolment day, bee keeping, Bridge Club,Carpentry and woodcarving, looking and sharing, creative dancing, crochet, dressmaking, film making, Friends of the Creek, Diamond

Softcover [64] p.

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Shire of Eltham Living and Learning Centre is located at 739 Main Road, Eltham. The purpose of the Centre is: To provide an opportunity to come together individually and in groups in an atmosphere of equality, sharing their skills and experiences in order to improve the quality of their living. Tutors are not paid and fees are not charges on the understanding that the idea of sharing and co-operating spreads and everyone enjoys the results. This book was compiled by volunteers involved at the centre recording feelings, views of their experiences within the groups at the centre. It includes recipes, poems, stories and sketches, some of local scenes. It also includes an early history of the Centre compiled by the first Co-ordinator. Subjects include enrolment day, bee keeping, Bridge Club,Carpentry and woodcarving, looking and sharing, creative dancing, crochet, dressmaking, film making, Friends of the Creek, Diamond Creek, accessibility, hair cutting, herb gardening, home handyman skills, homestead cooking, living with goats, native plants, North Riding Project, gardening, painting, playhouse, play reading, puppetry, sculpture, spinning, weaving, winemaking and yoga.

Significance

This book is significant in documenting the early history of the Eltham Living and Learning centre including the concepts of community co-operation and life-long learning for adults. It connects the current users of the Centre and the wider community with this local history which is part of the character represented in the twentieth century history of the Eltham area.

Book - Wild wood days at Panton Hill / by Majorie Smith Motschall.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Wild wood days at Panton Hill / by Majorie Smith Motschall. Paperback; 141 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm. ISBN 0959342818 [three copies: written on title page of one copy] To Opal With Best Wishes - Marjorie

Paperback; 141 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0959342818 [three copies: written on title page of one copy] To Opal With Best Wishes - Marjorie Smith Motschall 18-3-84 [written on title page of a second copy] With Best Wishes to Eltham Historical Society - Marjorie Smith Motschall 18-3-84

Book - Before you came : mines, myths &​ memories of Diamond Creek /​ by John L. Ryan.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

of Diamond Creek the book covers the following topics: early days, first settlers, Nillumbik- the town, state school, the churches, growth of a town, early pioneers and stories of the past. Photographs diamond creek nillumbik gold mining gold miners John L

Paperback; 55 p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm.

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Subtitled mines, myths and memories of Diamond Creek the book covers the following topics: early days, first settlers, Nillumbik- the town, state school, the churches, growth of a town, early pioneers and stories of the past. Photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0959895019

Book - Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland; a history of Saint Margaret and Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, Eltham written and edited by Jenny Heath

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland; a history of Saint Margaret and Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, Eltham written and edited by Jenny Heath Paperback Includes information of Saint Margaret, Early days

Paperback

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Includes information of Saint Margaret, Early days of Saint Margaret's Eltham, The Years between, kneelers, and brief descriptions of other churches with Saint Margaret connections including: Saint Margaret's Anglican Church Mildura, Saint Margaret's Anglican Church Caulfield, Burwood Presbyterian Church, Saint Margaret's Catholic Church and School Maribyrnong, Saint Margaret's Primary School and Catholic Church Keon Park and Saint Margaret's Catholic Parish East Geelong.

Book - Auld Duncan's Kangaroo Ground Tales collected and compiled by "Sandy McClusky" (Mick Woiwod), published by Andrew Ross Museum

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

of the early days of Kangaroo Ground and early settlers as if recounted by a passenger on the 1839 voyage of the "David Clark" david clark voyage of 1839 kangaroo ground arthur, john ross, andrew Mick Woiwod Andrew Ross Museum

86 p. : ill., pbk ; 30 cm.

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Stories of the early days of Kangaroo Ground and early settlers as if recounted by a passenger on the 1839 voyage of the "David Clark"

Book - Kangaroo Ground Bush Fire Brigade, centenary 1892-1992 : the story of the Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade /​ Bruce Bence.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Australia Victoria Kangaroo Ground Contents (described as Index): The early days, Ewen Hugh Cameron, 1914-1939, Supporting organisations, Eltham Emergency Operations Centre, Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary, The fire tower, the Salvation Army

Softcover; 61 p., [7] p. of plates : b&w ill., 7 maps, ports.

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Contents (described as Index): The early days, Ewen Hugh Cameron, 1914-1939, Supporting organisations, Eltham Emergency Operations Centre, Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary, The fire tower, the Salvation Army and Red Cross, 1930-1992, The Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade Today, Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade Chronology. Includes a list of names of office bearers. Also includes references to neighbouring brigades and copies of historical newspaper articles. This publication was supported by the resources, information and facilities of The Shire of Eltham Historical Society.

Significance

This book is significant in that not only does it traces the development of Kangaroo Ground Bush fire brigade since 1892 and of emergency services in the area but it also gives an insight into the people and their community.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 064606651X

Book - School at the crossing place : Lower Plenty Primary School no. 1295, 1874-1974 /​ W.F. Henderson.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

and white illustrations and photographs and map. Contents: Crossing Place Need for a school Residence for the teacher Closure A View of Lower Plenty 1918 Moving day at the Village The Golf Club Depression 1931 Vandals Electricity Grass Fires Cows at School

Paperback; [24] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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23 pages including information on inside covers. Text with black and white illustrations and photographs and map. Contents: Crossing Place Need for a school Residence for the teacher Closure A View of Lower Plenty 1918 Moving day at the Village The Golf Club Depression 1931 Vandals Electricity Grass Fires Cows at School Mothers' Club Women's liberation 1950's Lower Plenty after 1945 Swimming Pool - drowned dreams Long Grass - snakes - meadow hay - Fire Brigade The Royal Visit 1954 School Band Community Centre Our School Hall Trees and Gardens The Library Education 1874-1974 A Teacher's View The Second generation - children of ex-pupils (photo with names) The Third generation - Grandchildren of ex-pupils (photo with names) Head Teachers (list with dates) The Staff 1974 (photo with names)

Book - Kinglake pioneering days /​ Deidre G. Hawkins, Editor.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Kinglake pioneering days /​ Deidre G. Hawkins, Editor. Paperback; 72 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 30 cm. Australia v Kinglake kinglake early settlers Deidre G. Hawkins Kinglake Historical

Paperback; 72 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 30 cm.

Book - Pioneers and painters : one hundred years of Eltham and its shire.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

would fittingly mark more than a century of achievement.." - Dust jacket. Contents: The Beginning Kangaroo Ground Education at Kangaroo Ground The Days of Gold Queenstown Panton Hill The Pioneer Women Christmas Hills and Yarra Glen Eltham Education

Hardback Book with Dust Jacket - 144 p. : illus. (part col.) ; 26 x 29 cm.

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"Eltham Shire is a well known as a district in which a large number of painters, sculptors, potters, writers and other creative people, The early settlers were, for the most part, resourceful and far-sighted ; the present residents are no less so. Mention the name Eltham and many things spring to mind ; conservation ; the integration of architecture with the environment ; mud-brick buildings; Montsalvat - the list is endless. In 1971, the centenary of the Shire's birth, the Council felt that the publication of a history would fittingly mark more than a century of achievement.." - Dust jacket. Contents: The Beginning Kangaroo Ground Education at Kangaroo Ground The Days of Gold Queenstown Panton Hill The Pioneer Women Christmas Hills and Yarra Glen Eltham Education at Eltham and Research Kinglake Hurstbridge by Sheila Ferguson Montmorency and Lower Plenty The New Way of Life Old Identities Eltham in modern times Educationalists and Writers Earth building in Eltham Early Painters by Peter Glass Painters Today by Peter Glass Warrandyte painters and Potters by Peter Glass Wildlife Present day

Significance

This book provides a comprehensive history of the former Shire of Eltham and its first one hundred years.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0170019489

Book - Queenstown / St Andrews: A history of the district and the school by Nancy Mortimer

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

1983. Contents: Forward, Headmaster's message, early days at St. Andrews, School No 128: St Andrews, Why should children practice temperance, 3594 Queenstown North, 933 Smith's Gully, 1737 Smith's Gully, The Church of St Andrews, Post Office, St

Softcover, 109 pages

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Local history book published on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of St Andrews Primary School 1983. Contents: Forward, Headmaster's message, early days at St. Andrews, School No 128: St Andrews, Why should children practice temperance, 3594 Queenstown North, 933 Smith's Gully, 1737 Smith's Gully, The Church of St Andrews, Post Office, St Andrew's Hotel. Includes some photos and illustrations including reproduced original documents. Includes list of head teachers 1858-1983. Includes names of pupils 1983.

Significance

This book is significant in that not only does it traces the development of St Andrews Primary School and of education in the area but it also gives an insight into the people and their community.

Book - St Andrews: A Village Built on Gold : the history to present day of St Andrews and District compiled by St Andrews Primary School Council

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book St Andrews: A Village Built on Gold : the history to present day of St Andrews and District compiled by St Andrews Primary School Council 158 p. : ill., ports ; index ISBN 0646353756 St Andrews

158 p. : ill., ports ; index

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This history of the Victorian town of St. Andrews (formerly Queenstown) and its surroundings was written to celebrate the 140th anniversary of St Andrews Primary School. Describes the displacement of the Aboriginal inhabitants of the area, European settlement and the Gold Rushes and the Caledonia diggings. Discusses establishment of the school, church and cemetery and various other notable events. The school in 1998 and speculations on the future by primary school pupils. Contents: Introduction The First People Mining- What a rush! The School The Church Queenstown Cemetery The Hotels The Police Paddocks The Families Queenstown in the early twentieth century The Queenstown Bush Fire Brigade The 1st Queenstown Scout troop Queenstown, the 1940s and 1950s The Characters Odds and Sods St Andrews - The Present Times The Future St Andres Primary School in 1998

Significance

This book is significant in that it documents the history of the St Andrews community from the indigenous presence through its foundation during the Victorian Gold Rush through to local bushfires and predictions of the future by local primary schools students in 1998. It remains the only significant secondary source publication written specifically on this rural community.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0646353756

Book - Things You Didn't Know about the Railway: Eltham, Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen, Hurstbridge

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

was opened in June 1912. Includes details of events thereafter including Wattle Day and Railway accidents. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs from the collection of the Nillumbik Historical Society (Diamond Creek). Agitation for a railway

Bound with orange covers. Text with black and white illustrations. 30 pages.

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Update of 1st editon by Jock Ryan published in March 2003. 2nd edition (Revised) Nillumbik Historical Society December 2017 Brief history of the agitation and eventual extension and opening of the Hurstbridge Railway line from Eltham to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen to Hurstbridge, which was opened in June 1912. Includes details of events thereafter including Wattle Day and Railway accidents. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs from the collection of the Nillumbik Historical Society (Diamond Creek). Agitation for a railway extension began in 1888 when a meeting was held at Arthurs Creek to press for the construction of a railway line from Heidelberg to Kinglake. The Chairman Mr Charles Draper said this was necessary because this was the best fruit growing district in Victoria. Mr Cameron M.P. pointed out that whatever route the line took it would have to follow the Diamond Valley from Eltham. At the same time another meeting was pressing for the line to be extended to Queenstown (St Andrews). However when detailed surveys were made it was discovered that the only possible route was to Hurstbridge because of the hills. In 1912 the railway was opened terminating at Hurstbridge.

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.

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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

Book - Golden Days on the Caledonian Diggings: the diaries of Thomas Young of Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill and Christmas Hills, compiled by Mick Woiwod

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Golden Days on the Caledonian Diggings: the diaries of Thomas Young of Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill and Christmas Hills, compiled by Mick Woiwod v. : ill. 69 p 30 cm [written inside front cover] To my very

v. : ill. 69 p 30 cm

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The original diaries, (1859-1866,1895-1900) of Thomas Young discovered by a Young descendant have been transcribed with the author adding his own research and historical photographs. The diary sheds light on the lives of prospectors who worked the Caledonian goldfields in the 1860s, including St Andrews and Smiths Gully. Thomas Young, migrated from Scotland and moved to the goldfields in 1858. He carted ore by horse and dray from mines around St Andrews to crushers in Panton Hill and Smiths Gully. He later became a baker. He and his wife Bridget had eleven children. He later settled at Christmas Hills establishing the local store and school. See also: "Old Diary Strikes Old" by Natalie Birch, Diamond Valley Leader August 17 2005

Significance

The diary provides a rare first-hand account of life on the Caledonian goldfields.

Inscriptions & Markings

[written inside front cover] To my very good friend Harry Gilham - Mick Woiwod 25th August 2005

Booklet - Opening of Eltham Community Centre, Three Day Free Entertainment Souvenir Programme, Shire of Eltham; 22 April 1978

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Booklet Opening of Eltham Community Centre, Three Day Free Entertainment Souvenir Programme, Shire of Eltham; 22 April 1978 Booklet, cream cover, Shire of Eltham logo embossed on front 1978 eltham community

Booklet, cream cover, Shire of Eltham logo embossed on front

Document - Letter from the Secretary of Shire of Eltham Historical Society to Ben Hall of Tullamarine, 6 April 1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

with the use of his Cobb & Co coach and offering $50 in recognition of his efforts to assist in making up for the poor return for his efforts on the day. Noted that the Society won the trophy for the best entry, which is to be held for a year. 1987, ben hall

Letter A4, yellow paper

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Letter of thanks to Ben Hall for partnering with the Society with the use of his Cobb & Co coach and offering $50 in recognition of his efforts to assist in making up for the poor return for his efforts on the day. Noted that the Society won the trophy for the best entry, which is to be held for a year.

Folder - Percy Leason

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

to be alone with Nature, is discovered, By Percy Leason 2. Photo: SCENE DURING THE EIGHT HOURSS' DAY SPORTS AT WIREGRASS, By Percy Leason 3. Photo: "FIRE!": "An unfortunate occurrence. When the members of the Wiregrass Fire Brigade assembled at the Fire

Folder of information on Percy Leason, Artist, Cartoonist, Historian, Anthropologist, Eltham, 1930s. 1. Photo: ANOTHER WIREGRASS PROBLEM: A well known artist who has gone to the bush to be alone with Nature, is discovered, By Percy Leason 2. Photo: SCENE DURING THE EIGHT HOURSS' DAY SPORTS AT WIREGRASS, By Percy Leason 3. Photo: "FIRE!": "An unfortunate occurrence. When the members of the Wiregrass Fire Brigade assembled at the Fire Station last evening for their weekly practice, they were horrified to discover that the building was on fire." - WIREGRASS WEEKLY CLARION, By Percy Leason 4. Photocopy: "Goliath and the Prodigal David" by Percy Leason 1931 5. Photocopy: "Yes you are improving the place. I'll have to increase your rent." by Percy Leason 1933 6. Photocopy: Cartoon by Percy Leason 1931 7. Photocopy: Cartoon by Percy Leason 8. LEASON, Percy Alexander, Painter and Illustrator; Who's Who in Australia, XIVth Edition 1950 9. LEASON, Percy Alexander, Painter and Illustrator; Who's Who in Australia, date unknown 10. Percy Leason 1889-1959 11. LEASON, Percy Alexander, 1889-1959, Painter and Illustrator 12. Percy Leason: Artist, cartoonist and Historian, by L.J. Blake, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.C.E. (President of the R.H.S.V.); An Address to the Society on Tuesday evening 27 August 1968; The Victorian Historical Magazine, pp 158-180 13. Catalogue: The Percy Leason Collection on view in The la Trobe Library 20 September - 29 October 1971 14. Invitation: Christmas Exhibition, The Wiregrass Gallery, 4 December 1977 15. Newspaper clipping: Artist's retreat, 1980 16. Newspaper clipping: Sharper than snapshots by Giles Auty; Arts, Review, The Weekend Australian, November 13-14, 1999 17. Works by Percy leason held by Castlemaine Art Museum, October 2018

Horseshoe - Two horseshoes, c.1860

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

material. They were presented to the Society by the owner during the Local History Centre Open Day held for the Society's 50th anniversary 4 March 2017. horseshoe police residence police station brougham street eltham

Two iron (rusty) horsehoes, one significantly larger than the other; the larger shoe appearing to be not fully manufactured as no nail holes

Historical information

ELTHAM POLICE QUARTERS & REAR STABLE (FORMER), is listed on the Victorian Heritage Database. The stables are described: "The original single stall brick stables building with loft, built in 1859-60.."

Significance

These horseshoes were dug up by the owners of the property adjoining the former Eltham Police Station and Court House site behind the stables when working in their garden. Presumably they were discarded adjacent to the stables where the Police horses were kept and over time became covered with soil and other material. They were presented to the Society by the owner during the Local History Centre Open Day held for the Society's 50th anniversary 4 March 2017.

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 4, No. 3, May-Jun 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 4, No. 3, May-Jun 1999 CONTENTS HEIDELBERG SCHOOL REVISITED Artist's Trail extended 5 FROM JACKEROO TO ARTIST Geoffrey Dance interviewed 8 VCE TOPCATS 10 'ARTIN ABOUT 13 FERGUSON'S PADDOCK, HOME TO CHALLENGING NEW SCULPTURE 15 LA MAMA & THE COMEDY FESTIVAL 17 THE POETRY OF HISTORY The Hanging of Jean Lee 18 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART exhibitions and future plans 34 SHORT STORY High Voltage 22 DINING OUT WITH SIGMUND JORGENSEN 24 CD REVIEWS 26 BOOK REVIEWS 30 CAFE & RESTAURANT LISTINGS 32,33

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 4, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams gordon ford know & grow dymocks booksellers pam dougherty sign writing terry pepperell

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 4, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1999 CONTENTS FOLLOWING THE SIGNS Master craftsmen of Melbourne 3 MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS Why we are artists 6 THE WILLIAM BLAKE EXHIBITION Closing a chapter at NGV 9 IAN McBRIDE REVIEWS Peter Porter 12 MAN OF BOOKS Anthony Marshall 13 THE INNER VIEW The book & exhibition at Arts Project Australia 16 SHORT STORY "The Angel's Paramour" 19 THE MELBOURNE BIENNALE Signs of Life 22 MONO FEAST Monologues at the Universal 23 COLLIDING RYTHYMS Blue House meets Lisa Young 25 POETRY 26 CD REVIEWS 8, 27 ARTIN' ABOUT 28 WINING & DINING 30 ART SERVICES AND TEACHING 32

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 4, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams singing

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 4, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1999 CONTENTS SINGING IN THE MILLENIUM Celebrating the end of an era 3 SAVAGE BEAUTY The art of Bruce Armstrong 5 POETRY by Lachlan Rosse 7 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES A bus tour of the sites 8 REPRESENTING THE DECADE A look at the Nillumbik Collection 11 THEATRE REVIEW Victoria Edgar 14 NEL TEN WOLDE Her travels, her art 16 OBITUARY: LESLEY SINCLAIR Sigmund Jorgensen 18 BANYULE YOUTH ART AWARDS 20 DAREBIN/LA TROBE ART PRIZE 22 WISH YOU WERE HERE New Arts Foundation 24 CD REVIEWS 25 JEWELS IN YOUR BACKYARD Exploring the urban bushland 27 ARTIN' ABOUT 29 WINING & DINING 30 THE COMING OF SAVOY Light Opera in Darebin 32

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1999

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market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams clare kurth alicia clark albert tucker carlucci's mietta's adams

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1999 CONTENTS ALBERT TUCKER AO 29.12.1914- 23.10.1999 3 MIETTA'S Eating and Drinking in Melbourne 4 MIRKA MORA 'Where angels fear to tread' 6 THEATRE Normie & Tuan Finding the River 7 CD REVIEWS 8, 9 MR MOON IS DEAD The new face of Luna Park 10 PUBLIC ART OR DECORATION Mark Henry 12 ELTHAM FESTIVAL 14 OPEN STUDIOS PROGRAMME 15 LOCAL BLUES/ROCK CULTURE Rob Harwood 27 INTERVIEW Kim Tarpey 22 SHORT STORY 24 ARTS SPONSORSHIP 29 BOOK REVIEW 27 ARTIN' ABOUT 28 OPERA Dialogue with the Song of Songs 22 WINING AND DINING 30 ARTISTS SERVICES 30

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik and Whittlesea; Vol. 5, No. 1, Mar-Apr 2000

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Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams carly young plenty views golf park dynamic vegies dandenong

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 5, No. 1, Mar-Apr 2000 CONTENTS ON THE ROAD The Car at Heide 3 ON TOP OF THE WORLD Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival 5 INTERVIEW Felicity Gordon 7 SOUNDS OF HARMONY Gyuto Monks in Eltham 10 BANYULE FESTIVAL 13 WERE ST HILL CLIMB 15 BOROONDARA WRITERS' FESTIVAL 16 WARRANDYTE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 18 DIAMOND CREEK TOWN FAIR 19 TEMPLESTOWE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 20 RECIPES From leading Chefs 21 CAIRO TO CRACOW Middle Eastern Music at Montsalvat 22 POETRY 23 FESTIVAL OF KITES 24 BOOK REVIEW By Michele Lonsdale 25 CD REVIEWS 27 ARTIN ABOUT 28 WINING & DINING 30 ARTISTS SERVICES 32

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: News in arts and cultural heritage; Vol. 5, No. 1, Mar-Apr 2000 Month of Festivals Supplement

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a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams Peter Doughtery, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 5, No. 1, Mar-Apr 2000 Month of Festivals Supplement CONTENTS Gyuto Monks in Eltham 10 BANYULE FESTIVAL 13 WERE ST HILL CLIMB 15 BOROONDARA WRITERS' FESTIVAL 16 WARRANDYTE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 18 DIAMOND CREEK TOWN FAIR 19 TEMPLESTOWE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 20 RECIPES From leading Chefs 21 CAIRO TO CRACOW Middle Eastern Music at Montsalvat 22 POETRY 23 FESTIVAL OF KITES 24

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Art & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 5, No. 2, May-Jun 2000

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005 art streams john brack museum of modern art at heide alan marshall short story award kinglake gallery bahnhof

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 5, No. 2, May-Jun 2000 CONTENTS ALAN MARSHALL SHORT STORY AWARD 2000 3 JOHN BRACK: DIRECTOR Exhibition review 7 GARDENS, MEMORY & IMAGINATION Book review 9 IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE Book review 12 BRUSH WITH PARADISE Peter Oyston interview 14 FELIX BOSARI, 1945-2000 Obituary 15 TOP ARTS VCE 1999 16 JEFFERY SMART Exhibition review 18 THE DENNIS GARDEN 19 WORDS AND MUSIC BY … Book review 22 TRAVELS IN 1840S IRELAND Book review 23 CD REVIEWS 24 RECIPE 26 CD REVIEW Betty Scarlet 27 ARTIN ABOUT 28 WINING & DINING 30 ARTISTS SERVICES 32

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005

Journal - ArtStreams: Arts & Culture in Banyule, Darebin, Manningham, Nillumbik & Whittlesea; Vol. 5, No. 3, Jul-Aug 2000

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art

Colour front and back cover with feature articles and literary pieces with photographs and advertisements printed in black and white. 36 pages, 30 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 1996) - Vol. 10, no. 5 (summer ed. 2005/​06)

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Vol. 5, No. 3, Jul-Aug 2000 CONTENTS LOVE GODDESS OR FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER? Interview with Kavisha Mazzella 3 PAINTING FOR HIS LIFE Max Dimmack speaks of life and art 6 SHORT STORY Mr Appleby by Kay Arthur 9 FIDO The Wooden Dog of Fairfield 12 BUNDANON As experienced by Isobel Clement 14 THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES Book Review 19 THEATRE La Mama Revisited 18 RECIPE 23 CD REVIEW David James Trio 24 CD REVIEWS 25 AUSTRALIAN MUSIC REVIEW Betty Scarlet 26 ARTIN ABOUT 27 WINING & DINING 30 ARTISTS SERVICES 32

Significance

"Peter Dougherty has been involved in the local art scene for many years. As publisher and editor of the arts magazine Artstreams, his comments on the various branches of the arts are widely respected. His "The Arts" column in the Diamond Valley Leader presents a brief summary for a much wider cross section of the local community. Peter also operates his own gallery and the Artstreams Cafe at the St Andrews market. Peter has a wealth of knowledge about present day and historical aspects of local art and artists." - Eltham District Historical Society Newsletter No. 161, March 2005