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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Eltham, Victoria

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

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

Visitors and new members are always welcome

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

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PO Box 137 Eltham Victoria 3095 (map)
phone
+61 0409 021 063

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Opening Hours

By appointment only; contact edhsoffice@gmail.com

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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8919 items matching Eltham Shire Office demolition

8919 items matching Eltham Shire Office demolition

Document - Program, Open Studio 1989, Eltham Festival, 11-12 November 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Document Program, Open Studio 1989, Eltham Festival, 11-12 November 1989 A4 tri-fold program A4 tri-fold program listing 15 artist's studios, map and addresses, opened to the public for the 1989 Eltham Festival

A4 tri-fold program

Historical information

A4 tri-fold program listing 15 artist's studios, map and addresses, opened to the public for the 1989 Eltham Festival. Participating artists: Peter Accadia, David Armfield, Lindsay Belbin, Peter Laycock, Christine Wright, Janet Boody, Peter Glass, Ming Mackay, Petra Reece, Jenni Mitchell, David Moore, Norma Niel, Chris Perks, Felix Bosari, Pat Reynolds, Lesley Sinclair, Matcham Skipper, Rein Slagmolen, Syd Tunn, Wendy Henderson

Document - Eltham Festival program at the Library, 12-13 November, 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Document Eltham Festival program at the Library, 12-13 November, 1988 Program A4 photocopy, blue paper 1988, eltham festival, eltham library, program

Program A4 photocopy, blue paper

Document - Eltham Festival Parade update; 1987 Eltham Festival

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Document Eltham Festival Parade update; 1987 Eltham Festival A4 photocopy, yellow paper Issued by Jude Kenny, Artist in the Community and Co-ordinator of the creative projects of the parade. Theme

A4 photocopy, yellow paper

Historical information

Issued by Jude Kenny, Artist in the Community and Co-ordinator of the creative projects of the parade. Theme for the Eltham Festival held 7-8 November 1987 was "Our Living Environment"

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Document Letter from the Secretary of Shire of Eltham Historical Society to Ben Hall of Tullamarine, 6 April 1987 Letter A4, yellow paper Letter of thanks to Ben Hall for partnering with the Society

Letter A4, yellow paper

Historical information

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.

Document - Letter from the Secretary of Shire of Eltham Historical Society to Ben Hall of Tullamarine, 11 August 1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Document Letter from the Secretary of Shire of Eltham Historical Society to Ben Hall of Tullamarine, 11 August 1986 Letter A4 Enquiry as to whether Ben Hall would be interested in partnering with the Society

Letter A4

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Enquiry as to whether Ben Hall would be interested in partnering with the Society in the 1986 Eltham Festival (8-9 November) to participate in the parade and then offer rides after the parade to recover costs of entry.

Photograph - Were Street, Montmorency, c.1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Were Street, Montmorency, c.1987 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 2 strips Kodak CP100 5094 Intersection with Metery Road on left in the distance. House on left is No. 1 Meterry Road montmorency

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 2 strips

Historical information

Intersection with Metery Road on left in the distance. House on left is No. 1 Meterry Road

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CP100 5094

Photograph - Looking northeast along Haldane Road, Eltham, c.1990

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking northeast along Haldane Road, Eltham, c.1990 Roll of 35mm colour positive film, 2 separated frames Kodak 5005 EPP Intersection with Metery Road on left in the distance. House on left is No. 1

Roll of 35mm colour positive film, 2 separated frames

Historical information

Intersection with Metery Road on left in the distance. House on left is No. 1 Meterry Road

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak 5005 EPP

Photograph - Looking south on Were Street towards Rattray Road, Montmorency, c.1940

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking south on Were Street towards Rattray Road, Montmorency, c.1940 Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, sectioned into frames; copy of print photograph Ilford FP-4 Other photos of Were St

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, sectioned into frames; copy of print photograph

Historical information

Other photos of Were St featuring the Dandy family dated 8 October 1950 show an unsealed road with concrete kerb and channeling. The surrounds look very similar but no concrete kerb and trees in footpath significantly younger and smaller in size; hence c.1940

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford FP-4

Photograph - Looking towards the Railway Station, Were Street, Montmorency, c.1940

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking towards the Railway Station, Were Street, Montmorency, c.1940 Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, sectioned into frames; copy of print photograph Ilford FP-4 Other photos of Were St

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, sectioned into frames; copy of print photograph

Historical information

Other photos of Were St featuring the Dandy family dated 8 October 1950 show an unsealed road with concrete kerb and channeling. The surrounds look very similar but no concrete kerb and trees in footpath significantly younger and smaller in size; hence c.1940

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford FP-4

Photograph - Footpath upgrade outside Midway Arcade, Main Road shops near Pryor Street, Eltham, c.1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Footpath upgrade outside Midway Arcade, Main Road shops near Pryor Street, Eltham, c.1986 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips Fuji 100-S Footpath upgrade in shopping precinct infrastructure

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Historical information

Footpath upgrade in shopping precinct

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100-S

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 246 June 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Conference 2019 • Office Bearers 2019-2020 • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o o Beatrice Wanliss Irvine o o Anton Brinkkotter • RHSV Award of Merit • Vale – David Johns • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society The Shire of Eltham

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

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

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 245 April 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

days • Alan Marshall • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o William McMahon Ball o George Bird • Annual general Meeting • Vale – Dr Malcolm Harrop OAM • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society The Shire of Eltham Historical Society

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • The Carrucan Dairy by Russell Yeoman • Our Annual General Meeting • May Excursion – John Street Mud Brick Precinct • Empire Day by Ann Constable • . . . . More Than A Family Reunion by Irene Kearsey • Eltham Scouts • Eltham District Welfare Committee – a history by Jenny Ellis • My People: Alan Marshall talks about . . . Eltham in the early days • Alan Marshall • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o William McMahon Ball o George Bird • Annual general Meeting • Vale – Dr Malcolm Harrop OAM • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

Photograph - Tait (Red Rattler) train bound for Mordialloc, Frankston line, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Tait (Red Rattler) train bound for Mordialloc, Frankston line, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm black and white print Australia Victoria frankston line, mordialloc, red rattler, tait train

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm black and white print

Photograph - Single Motor Carriage (Red Rattler) Tait train on its way to Hurstbridge, near Wattletree Road, Eltham North, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Single Motor Carriage (Red Rattler) Tait train on its way to Hurstbridge, near Wattletree Road, Eltham North, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 12 x 17 cm black and white print Australia Victoria

Digital TIFF file Scan of 12 x 17 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly 471M. View appears to be from near Coolabah Drive looking northwest across parts of Edendale Farm and to the oval near the present day Adventure Playground and Wattletree Road.

Photograph - A Princes Bridge bound Tait (Red Rattler) train viewed from Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c. March 1981

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph A Princes Bridge bound Tait (Red Rattler) train viewed from Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c. March 1981 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm colour print Australia Victoria eltham, silver

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm colour print

Photograph - An Eltham bound Tait (Red Rattler) train passes under the Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c. March 1981

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph An Eltham bound Tait (Red Rattler) train passes under the Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c. March 1981 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm colour print Australia Victoria eltham, silver

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 13 cm colour print

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham at the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham at the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station. The first house in the background on Railway Parade, Number 97, remains as of 2019. The next house, Number 95 has been demolised since April 2018 and new construction in place.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham at the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham at the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station. The first house in the background on Railway Parade, Number 97, remains as of 2019. The next house, Number 95 has been demolised since April 2018 and new construction in place.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham approaches the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham approaches the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station. The first house in the background on Railway Parade, Number 97, remains as of 2019. The next house, Number 95 has been demolised since April 2018 and new construction in place.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Elthamc.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Elthamc.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Elthamc.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Elthamc.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Eltham, near Wattletree Road, Eltham North, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Eltham, near Wattletree Road, Eltham North, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria View

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

View appears to be from near Coolabah Drive looking northwest across parts of Edendale Farm and to the oval near the present day Adventure Playground and Wattletree Road. Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station.

Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge Railway Station, c.1970

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge Railway Station, c.1970 Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print Australia Victoria Possibly run in conjunction

Digital TIFF file Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print

Historical information

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station.

Photograph - Flinders Street Railway yard, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Flinders Street Railway yard, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria flinders street railway yard, harris (blue) train, tait train

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - Flinders Street Railway yard, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Flinders Street Railway yard, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria flinders street railway yard, harris (blue) train, tait train

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria city loop

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria city loop

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria city loop

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Open Day to view the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (City Loop) construction, c.1980 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency Australia Victoria city loop

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white transparency

Photograph - A Hurstbridge bound Tait (Red Rattler) train viewed from Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c.July 1983

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph A Hurstbridge bound Tait (Red Rattler) train viewed from Silver Street railway overpass, Eltham, c.July 1983 Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Ilford FP4 black and white transparency Australia Victoria

Digital TIFF file Scan of 35mm Ilford FP4 black and white transparency