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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 edhsoffice@gmail.com

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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 - Meeting of Shire of Eltham Historical Society Committee members at the Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, c.1985

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Meeting of Shire of Eltham Historical Society Committee members at the Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, c.1985 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: Joh Ebeli, Russell Yeoman, Sue

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: Joh Ebeli, Russell Yeoman, Sue Law, Bruce Ness, Graham Beyer

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: - , Lilas Scale, Peter

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: - , Lilas Scale, Peter Bassett-Smith, Diana Bassett-Smith, Vicki Court

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: - , Judy Wadham

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: - , Judy Wadham, - , Lilas Scale, Peter Bassett-Smith, Diana Bassett-Smith

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham People include Diana Bassett

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People include Diana Bassett-Smith, Jo McCormick, Joh Ebeli, Doug Orford, Irene Gerard

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: - , Peter Bassett-Smith

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: - , Peter Bassett-Smith, Harry Gilham, Margaret Ball , Alison Delaney, Wal Delaney

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: Russell Yeoman, Harry

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: Russell Yeoman, Harry Gilham, Alison Delaney, Wal Delaney, - , - , - ,

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: Doug Orford, Irene Gerard

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: Doug Orford, Irene Gerard, Jim Connor, David Essex, Fay Shepherd, Peter Bassett-Smith

Photograph - 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph 40th Anniversary Celebrations, Eltham District Historical Society, Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007 Colour photo print 100 x 150mm Victoria Eltham L-R: Irene Gerard, Jim Connor

Colour photo print 100 x 150mm

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L-R: Irene Gerard, Jim Connor, David Essex, Fay Shepherd, Peter Bassett-Smith, Harry Gilham

Photograph - Sue Law addresses members celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Eltham District Historical Society at Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

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Celebrations of the founding of Eltham District Historical Society (formerly Shire of Eltham Historical Society) in 1967 40th anniversary, alison delaney, celebrations, david essex, eltham courthouse, eltham district historical society, faye shepard, harry

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L-R: - , David Essex, Faye Shepard, Sue Law, Peter Bassett-Smith, Irene Gerard, Harry Gilham, Margaret Ball, Alison Delaney, Jim Connor (back to camera), Wal Delaney, - ,. Two members centre front (back to camera) unidentified. 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the founding of Eltham District Historical Society (formerly Shire of Eltham Historical Society) in 1967

Photograph - Harry Gilham addresses members celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Eltham District Historical Society at Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham, 14 July 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham L-R (facing camera): Irene Gerard, - , David Essex, Faye Shepard, Peter Bassett-Smith, Harry Gilham. Wal Delaney on far right. 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the founding of Eltham District Historical Society (formerly Shire of Eltham Historical

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L-R (facing camera): Irene Gerard, - , David Essex, Faye Shepard, Peter Bassett-Smith, Harry Gilham. Wal Delaney on far right. 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the founding of Eltham District Historical Society (formerly Shire of Eltham Historical Society) in 1967

Book - Universal De Luxe Streets Directory of Melbourne & Suburbs; Sixth Edition, 1960

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Book Universal De Luxe Streets Directory of Melbourne & Suburbs; Sixth Edition, 1960 Hardback; xiv; 70 pages; 97 colour maps; 12 pages advertising including message on Road Safety by Chief Commissioner

Hardback; xiv; 70 pages; 97 colour maps; 12 pages advertising including message on Road Safety by Chief Commissioner of Police

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover "Fhin McPhee Whittlesea"

Photograph - Protest group photo shoot outside the Eltham War Memorial, Main Road, following following the Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Protest group photo shoot outside the Eltham War Memorial, Main Road, following following the Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre Peter Pidgeon, Eltham, Victoria, Victoria, 3095, Australia

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Councillor and former Mayor, Peter Clarke; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Christian Kuhlmann presents his song "Lest We Regret"; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Andrew Lemon, historian and local Eltham resident; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Sharon Bonga, local Eltham resident and member of Save Community Reserves and the Eltham Community Action Group; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Sharon Bonga, local Eltham resident and member of Save Community Reserves and the Eltham Community Action Group; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre Peter

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Geoff Paine, local Eltham resident and member of the Eltham Community Action Group welcomes everyone to the second Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre Peter

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 9 December 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre Peter Pidgeon, Eltham, Victoria, Victoria, 3095, Australia

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Approx 180-200 people attended a second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road followed by a group protest photo shoot on Main Road outside the Eltham War Memorial

Photograph - Gloria of the Southern Cross Church which uses the senior Citizen's Centre every Sunday; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

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

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

Photograph - Carl Reid, Eltham community member since 1976; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

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

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

Photograph - Brian Wald, Committee member of the Eltham Senior Citizens and member of the RSL; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

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

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

Photograph - Catherine Kingsbury who originally set up Food Share which continues to run out of the Maternal and Infant Welfare Centre; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

October 2018 Born digital image Australia Victoria Eltham Community meeting held at the Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War

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

Photograph - The motion is passed unaminously; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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

Photograph - Andrew Lemon, Historian, seconds the motion; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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

Photograph - Greg Johnson moves a motion to present to Council the community's view regarding the proposed land sale/development; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

2018 Born digital image Australia Victoria Eltham Community meeting held at the Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War Memorial

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

Photograph - Bruce Grose, 84 year old veteran (ex Navy) who first came to Eltham in 1946; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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

Photograph - Greg Johnson, former Councillor and former Mayor of Nillumbik Shire Council; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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

Photograph - Bill McKenna, former President of Montmorency-Eltham RSL; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

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

Photograph - Lisa McCann, President of Committee of Management of Eltham Pre-school and President of the Advisory Committee; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born digital image Australia Victoria Eltham Community meeting held at the Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War Memorial complex

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

Photograph - Gordon Pearce, former member of the Eltham War Memorial Trust and former committee member and President of Eltham Pre-school; Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

October 2018 Born digital image Australia Victoria Eltham Community meeting held at the Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War

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

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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

Photograph - Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting, Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre, 13 October 2018

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

to discuss Nillumbik Shire Council's advertised proposal to sell the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road and the Eltham War Memorial complex of buildings at 903-907 Main Road; 13 October 2018 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham

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

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2018-12-09 Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting

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proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road 895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior

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Second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2018-10-13 Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting

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and devlopment of the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road as well as the Eltham War Memorial including the Maternal and Infant Welfare Centre, Eltham Pre-school and Eltham War Memorial Hall and Memorial Gardens at 903-907 Main Road which also includes thje

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Meeting to discuss the Nillumbik Shire Council's proposed sale and devlopment of the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road as well as the Eltham War Memorial including the Maternal and Infant Welfare Centre, Eltham Pre-school and Eltham War Memorial Hall and Memorial Gardens at 903-907 Main Road which also includes thje Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre. The meeting was attended by more than 300 people which considered the following: Motion from public meeting – Saturday 13th October, 2018 1. This meeting has no confidence in Nillumbik Shire Council's proposed process for the re-development of 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham and we deplore the cursory attention given to public consultation to date. 2. We call on Council: *to preserve the Eltham War Memorial building complex at 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham, and retain their existing uses in accordance with the Eltham War Memorial Trust purpose; and retain the Cenotaph and Eltham Senior Citizens' Centre. * to retain council ownership of all land at 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham for our community and future generations. * following meaningful engagement with residents of the Shire, to place sufficient planning controls on the site of the former Eltham Shire Office to ensure that any future development of that land responds to Eltham's form and character and properly protects public amenity, access and use. * to make all proposals for the development of 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham available for public inspection as soon as they are received by Council. Moved: Greg Johnson Seconder: Andrew Lemon * carried unanimously

Souvenir Program - Souvenir Programme: The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Judge Book Village, Eltham, Vic. on Monday, 5th March, 1956, at 3 p.m. by The Prime Minister

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Souvenir Program Souvenir Programme: The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Judge Book Village, Eltham, Vic. on Monday, 5th March, 1956, at 3 p.m. by The Prime Minister Bi-fold (4 pages) printed both sides

Bi-fold (4 pages) printed both sides 23.7 x 14.7 cm

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1961

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1961 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages Australia Victoria Eltham Peter Brock, Captain of the XVIII football team

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages

Significance

Peter Brock, Captain of the XVIII football team pictured p16. Also inscribed "Best wishes and lots of luck, Peter Brock" on rear cover

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1960

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1960 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages Australia Victoria Eltham Signed on inside front cover by Peter Brock who is also

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages

Significance

Signed on inside front cover by Peter Brock who is also pictured with other House Captains on p17 and on p27 as part of the First XVIII football team

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1959

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1959 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 42 pages Australia Victoria Eltham 1959, eltham high school, school magazine, the mercury

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 42 pages

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1958

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1958 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 50 pages Australia Victoria Eltham 1958, eltham high school, school magazine, the mercury

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 50 pages

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1957

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1957 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages Australia Victoria Eltham 1957, eltham high school, school magazine, the mercury

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 48 pages

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1956

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1956 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 42 pages Australia Victoria Eltham 1956, eltham high school, school magazine, the mercury

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 42 pages

Magazine - The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1955

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Magazine The Mercury, Eltham High School, December 1955 Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 40 pages Australia Victoria Eltham 1955, eltham high school, school magazine, the mercury

Digital copy only of original magazine Soft cover 24.5 x 18 cm 40 pages

Minute Book - Minute Book No. 4, Women's Auxiliary, Eltham War Memorial Trust, 14 May 1959 to 12 August 1965

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

of the First World War, communities across Victoria and Australia typically erected memorials which were predominantly statues, cenotaphs, avenues of honour and plaques. The Shire of Eltham established the Avenue of Honour at the gateway to the shire as well

At rear of book are the minutes of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Annual Meetings (1959-1962). Also stuck on rear inside cover a list of financial members for 1960. Ritewell No. 246 Faint Only book 32.5 x 20.5 x 1 cm; beige cardboard endcovers with blue cloth spine binding; 128 pages (52 blank)

Historical information

History of the War Memorial Following the end of the First World War, communities across Victoria and Australia typically erected memorials which were predominantly statues, cenotaphs, avenues of honour and plaques. The Shire of Eltham established the Avenue of Honour at the gateway to the shire as well as an obelisk at the corner of Main Road and Bridge street and the Shire of Eltham War Memorial Tower at Kangaroo Ground. After the Second World War communities once again desired to preserve the memories of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Resources were scarce so there was a transition away from the traditional style memorials that sprang up post 1918 to one of building facilities that would provide ongoing benefit to the community. Even before the end of the Second World War, the citizens of Eltham began to consider an appropriate form of memorial for those from the area who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars. In 1943 the Eltham Women’s Auxiliary raised funds for the construction of buildings to be established on land to be purchased for the proposed War Memorial. On March 27th, 1945, the Eltham District Progress Association called a meeting of local people who in turn set up and registered the Eltham War Memorial Trust Inc. As a focus for the purpose of the memorial, the newspaper notice read:- ‘Those who have had a member of their family in the fighting services will want to see that the form of a memorial we are concerned with is the one which will be a constant reminder to us of those who fought for us and the little ones for whom they fought and died.’ At that meeting it was decided the Memorial should take the form of a baby health centre along with a creche and children’s library. In late 1945, the newly formed Eltham War Memorial Trust purchased the land at 903-907 Main Road Eltham from Miss Shillinglaw, which once formed part of the Shillinglaw farm on Lot 90 of Holloway’s 1851 “Little Eltham” subdivision. The Governor of Victoria, General Sir Dallas Brooks, laid the foundation stone on November 24th, 1950, in memory of those who fell in the Second World War. The Eltham Infant Welfare Centre was opened November 15th, 1952, the Pre-school on December 1st, 1956, and the Children’s Library in 1961. In late 1966 the children’s library service was integrated into the Heideberg Regional Library Service and the building was officially renamed the Eltham War Memorial Hall. Following the opening of the Eltham Infant Welfare Centre, work began in 1953 planning for the entrance to the grounds, which is signaled by a wrought iron arch entitled “Eltham War Memorial” . In 1954 the Eltham War Memorial Trust decided that a legacy provided by the late Councillor Ernest James Andrew (d. 29 March 1950) in memory of his wife, Mrs. Ellen Andrew (d. 13 July 1946) and who are both buried at Eltham Cemetery, should be used to fund the construction of the entrance. A metal plate inscribed to this effect was attached to the gates. Work on the Memorial Gardens was undertaken throughout the following decade, with a Memorial Forecourt included in the final 1956 plans for the Pre-School Centre. A quote was accepted by the Trust in 1963 for the implementation of a memorial garden, which included grading of a sixty-five foot strip at the rear of the Trust buildings and construction of concrete paths. The stone retaining walls at the front of the site were installed in 1968 when Main Road was widened and it is believed that the Memorial Gates were relocated at that time also. Eltham Senior Citizens Centre In 1964, Eltham Shire Council purchased a section of land from the Trust at the northern end of the site, as a provision for Country Fire Authority buildings. At the same time the Elderly Citizens Club proposed a Senior Citizens Centre on the south western section of the Trust’s property. This was approved by the Trust with the provision that the building was constructed in ‘accord’ with those already existing. In 1965 Council took on board the plans for the Senior Citizens Centre and applied for a government grant. These could only be awarded if Council owned the site. In 1962 the Trust had resolved to hand over the assets to Council once the Memorial Gardens were completed. This was in line with Health Department requirements that grants for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the three facilities would only be made once the the facilities were completed and handed over to Council. In 1965 the Department of Health further demanded substantial alterations to the Pre-School playground as a result of the pending impact of the planned Senior Citizens Centre and Main Road duplication. As a consequence, handover of the Trust’s assets to Council was initiated with a formal ceremony held in the Children’s Library on August 28th, 1965. The Trust continued on as a committee of management for another twelve months. Plans and specifications for the Senior Citizens Centre were prepared by March 1966. Council obtained a grant from the Government which covered one third of the cost and the building was completed by April 1967. Whilst the Senior Citizens Centre is contained within the original Eltham War Memorial building precinct, it was not part of the original Memorial and was not funded by the Eltham War Memorial Trust.

Minute Book - Minute Book No. 3, Women's Auxiliary, Eltham War Memorial Trust, 12 July 1957 to 14 May 1959

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

were predominantly statues, cenotaphs, avenues of honour and plaques. The Shire of Eltham established the Avenue of Honour at the gateway to the shire as well as an obelisk at the corner of Main Road and Bridge street and the Shire of Eltham War

At rear of book are the minutes of the 10th, 11th and 12th Annual Meetings (1956-1958) The Pencraft Faint Account Book 32.5 x 20.5 x 0.5 cm; beige cardboard endcovers with red cloth spine binding; 66 pages

Historical information

History of the War Memorial Following the end of the First World War, communities across Victoria and Australia typically erected memorials which were predominantly statues, cenotaphs, avenues of honour and plaques. The Shire of Eltham established the Avenue of Honour at the gateway to the shire as well as an obelisk at the corner of Main Road and Bridge street and the Shire of Eltham War Memorial Tower at Kangaroo Ground. After the Second World War communities once again desired to preserve the memories of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Resources were scarce so there was a transition away from the traditional style memorials that sprang up post 1918 to one of building facilities that would provide ongoing benefit to the community. Even before the end of the Second World War, the citizens of Eltham began to consider an appropriate form of memorial for those from the area who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars. In 1943 the Eltham Women’s Auxiliary raised funds for the construction of buildings to be established on land to be purchased for the proposed War Memorial. On March 27th, 1945, the Eltham District Progress Association called a meeting of local people who in turn set up and registered the Eltham War Memorial Trust Inc. As a focus for the purpose of the memorial, the newspaper notice read:- ‘Those who have had a member of their family in the fighting services will want to see that the form of a memorial we are concerned with is the one which will be a constant reminder to us of those who fought for us and the little ones for whom they fought and died.’ At that meeting it was decided the Memorial should take the form of a baby health centre along with a creche and children’s library. In late 1945, the newly formed Eltham War Memorial Trust purchased the land at 903-907 Main Road Eltham from Miss Shillinglaw, which once formed part of the Shillinglaw farm on Lot 90 of Holloway’s 1851 “Little Eltham” subdivision. The Governor of Victoria, General Sir Dallas Brooks, laid the foundation stone on November 24th, 1950, in memory of those who fell in the Second World War. The Eltham Infant Welfare Centre was opened November 15th, 1952, the Pre-school on December 1st, 1956, and the Children’s Library in 1961. In late 1966 the children’s library service was integrated into the Heideberg Regional Library Service and the building was officially renamed the Eltham War Memorial Hall. Following the opening of the Eltham Infant Welfare Centre, work began in 1953 planning for the entrance to the grounds, which is signaled by a wrought iron arch entitled “Eltham War Memorial” . In 1954 the Eltham War Memorial Trust decided that a legacy provided by the late Councillor Ernest James Andrew (d. 29 March 1950) in memory of his wife, Mrs. Ellen Andrew (d. 13 July 1946) and who are both buried at Eltham Cemetery, should be used to fund the construction of the entrance. A metal plate inscribed to this effect was attached to the gates. Work on the Memorial Gardens was undertaken throughout the following decade, with a Memorial Forecourt included in the final 1956 plans for the Pre-School Centre. A quote was accepted by the Trust in 1963 for the implementation of a memorial garden, which included grading of a sixty-five foot strip at the rear of the Trust buildings and construction of concrete paths. The stone retaining walls at the front of the site were installed in 1968 when Main Road was widened and it is believed that the Memorial Gates were relocated at that time also. Eltham Senior Citizens Centre In 1964, Eltham Shire Council purchased a section of land from the Trust at the northern end of the site, as a provision for Country Fire Authority buildings. At the same time the Elderly Citizens Club proposed a Senior Citizens Centre on the south western section of the Trust’s property. This was approved by the Trust with the provision that the building was constructed in ‘accord’ with those already existing. In 1965 Council took on board the plans for the Senior Citizens Centre and applied for a government grant. These could only be awarded if Council owned the site. In 1962 the Trust had resolved to hand over the assets to Council once the Memorial Gardens were completed. This was in line with Health Department requirements that grants for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the three facilities would only be made once the the facilities were completed and handed over to Council. In 1965 the Department of Health further demanded substantial alterations to the Pre-School playground as a result of the pending impact of the planned Senior Citizens Centre and Main Road duplication. As a consequence, handover of the Trust’s assets to Council was initiated with a formal ceremony held in the Children’s Library on August 28th, 1965. The Trust continued on as a committee of management for another twelve months. Plans and specifications for the Senior Citizens Centre were prepared by March 1966. Council obtained a grant from the Government which covered one third of the cost and the building was completed by April 1967. Whilst the Senior Citizens Centre is contained within the original Eltham War Memorial building precinct, it was not part of the original Memorial and was not funded by the Eltham War Memorial Trust.