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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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Contact Information

location
728 Main Road Eltham Victoria 3095 (map)
phone
+61 0409 021 063

Contact

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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Photographs - Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photographs Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel Three colour photographs The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber

Three colour photographs

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The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber - itself recycled from elsewhere (possibly the Clivedon mansion) in the construction of the Barrel had the words "Eltham Barrel" burned into the timber. It formed part of the welcome to visitors on the high external covered portico entrance. This large timber beam was saved and used in the construction of a house in Eltham.

Photographs - Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photographs Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel Three colour photographs The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber

Three colour photographs

Historical information

The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber - itself recycled from elsewhere (possibly the Clivedon mansion) in the construction of the Barrel had the words "Eltham Barrel" burned into the timber. It formed part of the welcome to visitors on the high external covered portico entrance. This large timber beam was saved and used in the construction of a house in Eltham.

Photographs - Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photographs Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel Three colour photographs The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber

Three colour photographs

Historical information

The iconic Eltham Barrel restaurant operated in Eltham from the late 1960s to its demise in a fire in 1989. This piece of timber - itself recycled from elsewhere (possibly the Clivedon mansion) in the construction of the Barrel had the words "Eltham Barrel" burned into the timber. It formed part of the welcome to visitors on the high external covered portico entrance. This large timber beam was saved and used in the construction of a house in Eltham.

Folder - H and B Beams

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder H and B Beams Folder of information on H and B Beams, Eltham, 1850s h beams b beams

Folder of information on H and B Beams, Eltham, 1850s

Photograph - The Eltham Barrel, Souvenir Coin Tray c.1968

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph The Eltham Barrel, Souvenir Coin Tray c.1968 Born Digital Australia Victoria eltham eltham barrel Peter Pidgeon

Born Digital

Newspaper clipping - A barrel no one will roll out, Diamond Valley News, Tuesday, September 3, 1968, p3

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newspaper clipping A barrel no one will roll out, Diamond Valley News, Tuesday, September 3, 1968, p3 Newsprint News article about the new Eltham Barrel restaurant to be opened on 30 November 1968. bill muller

Newsprint

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News article about the new Eltham Barrel restaurant to be opened on 30 November 1968.

Photograph - Construction of the Eltham Barrel nearing completion, 17 November 1968

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Construction of the Eltham Barrel nearing completion, 17 November 1968 Digital scan only of print held in private collection. Inscription back 3A-568 Victoria Eltham eltham eltham barrel kalbar road

Digital scan only of print held in private collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription back 3A-568

Photograph - Eltham Barrel, Sunday 4 June 1989; "Kitchen fire" just after tea time

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Eltham Barrel, Sunday 4 June 1989; "Kitchen fire" just after tea time Digital scan only of print held in private collection. Victoria Eltham eltham eltham barrel kalbar road natalie mews fire damage

Digital scan only of print held in private collection.

Photograph - The remains of the Eltham Barrel, Wednesday 7 June 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph The remains of the Eltham Barrel, Wednesday 7 June 1989 Digital scan only of print held in private collection. Victoria Eltham eltham eltham barrel kalbar road natalie mews Bernie Murray

Digital scan only of print held in private collection.

Photograph - Last of the Eltham Barrel, 1 November 1989

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Last of the Eltham Barrel, 1 November 1989 Digital scan only of print held in private collection. Victoria Eltham eltham eltham barrel kalbar road natalie mews fire damage - buildings Bernie Murray

Digital scan only of print held in private collection.

Photograph - Research/Eltham East

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Research/Eltham East Colour photograph of view south along transmission line easement from former Eltham Barrel site, Main Road research eltham east main road kalbar road transmission lines eltham

Colour photograph of view south along transmission line easement from former Eltham Barrel site, Main Road

Photograph Souvenir - Souvenir Photo Cover, The Eltham Barrel, Main Road, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Souvenir Souvenir Photo Cover, The Eltham Barrel, Main Road, Eltham Souvenir Photo cover made of card and printed both sides with centre fold. 4 slits for inserting souvenir photo (not included

Souvenir Photo cover made of card and printed both sides with centre fold. 4 slits for inserting souvenir photo (not included)

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"Happy Medium" Photo Co., Yarra Street, Warrandyte. Provided souvenir photos for patrons of the Eltham Barrel as a momento of their visit

Photograph - View to the Eltham Barrel from Main Road looking up Kalbar Road, c.1987

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph View to the Eltham Barrel from Main Road looking up Kalbar Road, c.1987 Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips Kodak GA 100 5095 Victoria Note advertsing for Kids of Rock concert with Brian Cadd

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

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Note advertsing for Kids of Rock concert with Brian Cadd and Max Merritt and Joke Night with Shane Bourne at the Barrel. The Eltham Barrel was destroyed by fire on the evening of Sunday, June 4th, 1989

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak GA 100 5095

Photograph - Cross beam from old timber Main Road bridge over the Diamond Creek, 1992

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Cross beam from old timber Main Road bridge over the Diamond Creek, 1992 Two colour photographs of old cross beam from original Main Road trestle bridge lying in creek bed. It is downstream from

Two colour photographs of old cross beam from original Main Road trestle bridge lying in creek bed. It is downstream from the current re-structured bridge

Photograph - Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips Kodak CL 200 5093 Victoria Eltham From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant kalbar road

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

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From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips Kodak CL 200 5093 Victoria Eltham From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant kalbar road

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Historical information

From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips Kodak CL 200 5093 Victoria Eltham From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant kalbar road

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Historical information

From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking south down Kalbar Road to Main Road, Research Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips Kodak CL 200 5093 Victoria Eltham From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant kalbar road

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 7 strips

Historical information

From the site of the former Eltham Barrel Restaurant

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

Photograph - Looking east along Main Rd towards Research at intersection to entrance for Eltham Barrel (now Kalbar Rd) C.1980

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Looking east along Main Rd towards Research at intersection to entrance for Eltham Barrel (now Kalbar Rd) C.1980 Colour photograph 20 x 29 cm mounted on green-painted chipboard 28 x 35.5 cm (string

Colour photograph 20 x 29 cm mounted on green-painted chipboard 28 x 35.5 cm (string on back for hanging)

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One of a set of display images thought to be produced by the Shire of Eltham c.1979-1987

Significance

Illustrative of services provided by former Shire of Eltham

Inscriptions & Markings

Title printed on label adhered to board below photograph (replaced June 2017)

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.

Photograph - Timber salvage during demolition of former Templestowe Cool Store, c.November 1974

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years

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

Historical information

Timber beams were salvalged by George Coop and incorporated into extensions undertaken to 68 Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham. Timber collection/storage for the house extension took years and much was stored on the front lawn for nearly ten years. The renovations were undertaken c.1983.