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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.

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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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Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices (South Wing), 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - Administrative office end of former Eltham Shire offices, looking south, 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Administrative office end of former Eltham Shire offices, looking south, 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

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Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking from the old library end of former Shire offices (south wing), 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Looking at entrance to Shire Office building, Administration and CEO office, 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking at entrance to Shire Office building, Administration and CEO office, 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Looking at entrance to Shire Office building, Administration and CEO office, 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking at entrance to Shire Office building, Administration and CEO office, 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996 Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local

Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local Government re-amalgamations in 1994. This was a multi-story building which also included the Eltham Library.

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996 Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local

Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local Government re-amalgamations in 1994. This was a multi-story building which also included the Eltham Library.

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 17 Aug 1996 Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local

Three colour photographs of the Shire of Eltham Council Offices, Main Road, Eltham being demolished. 17 August, 1996. This followed Victorian Local Government re-amalgamations in 1994. This was a multi-story building which also included the Eltham Library.

Photograph - Mediterranean Cypress Pine trees at front of Shire office building, 12 Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Mediterranean Cypress Pine trees at front of Shire office building, 12 Aug 1996 Colour photograph Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996

Colour photograph

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Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, 12 August 1996. These Mediterranean Cypress Pine trees are part of the original Shillinglaw farm and stood in front of the cottage before it was relocated in 1966-67 to make way for the new Shire Office building. Originally mounted as a group of 9 photos on 42 x 55 cm display card.

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Sire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

50 pages/inserts, 100 photo capacity Victoria Eltham demolition eltham shire office planning permit

Two colour photographic prints Originally located in a small pink (with decorative flowers) album, suede spine, 18 x 18 x 6 cm, 50 pages/inserts, 100 photo capacity

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Shillinglaw trees from the safety compound: Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Shillinglaw trees from the safety compound: Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - South wing end wall about to fall: Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph South wing end wall about to fall: Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire Offices opened

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Photograph - South wing from Library drive (bluestone wall): Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph South wing from Library drive (bluestone wall): Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 6 strips Kodak Gold 100-5 The Shire

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

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5