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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.

Learn more by visiting us on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eltham_District_Historical_Society

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

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By appointment only; contact [email protected]

Location

728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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The Eltham District Historical Society currently holds material relating to the former Shire of Eltham, the boundaries of which now overlap with other local Historical Societies. The Society will collect research material (and in some cases items of historical significance) relating to the Eltham District (Eltham, Eltham North, Research, Kangaroo Ground, Montmorency, Briar Hill and Lower Plenty) but may also include material pertinent to the history of Victoria where relevant to the understanding of our local history including pre-European settlement. Themes included cover:

Local people
Domestic life
Working life
Education
Recreation, economic and social conditions
Art and culture
Births, deaths and marriages
Cemeteries
Townships, urban and rural development
Built environment
Natural environment
Local government
Local industry, services and transport
Monuments
Community groups and organisations

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Advertising - Promotional window label, Eltham Gymkhana, Easter Saturday, 20 April 1957

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Advertising Promotional window label, Eltham Gymkhana, Easter Saturday, 20 April 1957 Water based adhesive on front surface for adhering to shop window displays, etc (similar to old style vehicle registration

Water based adhesive on front surface for adhering to shop window displays, etc (similar to old style vehicle registration labels)

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1957 was the ninth show held in aid of the Eltham War Memorial Trust.

Advertising - Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 777 Henley Road, Kangaroo Ground, March 2007

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Advertising Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 777 Henley Road, Kangaroo Ground, March 2007 Laminated; 42.3 x 30.3 cm Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $595,000

Laminated; 42.3 x 30.3 cm

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Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $595,000 plus; Sold April 2007 for $630,000 1970s Alistair Knox design

Advertising - Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 152 Progress Road, Eltham North, March 2007

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Advertising Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 152 Progress Road, Eltham North, March 2007 Laminated; 42.3 x 30.3 cm Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $570,000

Laminated; 42.3 x 30.3 cm

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Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $570,000 plus; Sold April 2007 for $693,000 1970s Alistair Knox design

Advertising - Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 61 Napier Crescent, Montmorency, March 2007

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Advertising Real Estate For Sale advertisement, 61 Napier Crescent, Montmorency, March 2007 Laminated; 42.3 x 30.3 cm Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $565,000

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Morrison Kleeman Real Estate sales information material Advertised March 2007 for $565,000 plus; Sold April 2007 for $625,000 Home of John Cust, draughtsman who worked with Robert Marshall, etc

Architectural Sketch - Eltham Community Centre; Sketch Design Perspective; Whitford & Beck Pty Ltd, Architects, October 1979

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Architectural Sketch Eltham Community Centre; Sketch Design Perspective; Whitford & Beck Pty Ltd, Architects, October 1979 Ink sketch eltham community centre

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Article - Rotary Eltham Town Festival, "Festival Weekend is November 8th and 9th and it's nearly here!", Eltham Town Community News, Spring/Summer 2008/09, p20

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Article Rotary Eltham Town Festival, "Festival Weekend is November 8th and 9th and it's nearly here!", Eltham Town Community News, Spring/Summer 2008/09, p20 Newsprint 2008, eltham festival

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Article - War nurtured an artistic talent' by Linley Hartley; Photographer Ron Grant

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Article War nurtured an artistic talent' by Linley Hartley; Photographer Ron Grant Article about Robert Anderson, unofficial war artist second world war. Photograph. robert anderson artists Ron Grant

Article about Robert Anderson, unofficial war artist second world war. Photograph.

Article - Fencing with a gum tree' by David Aldridge; Photographer Bill Tindale

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Article Fencing with a gum tree' by David Aldridge; Photographer Bill Tindale Article on construction of timber fencing by Eddie Anderson eddie anderson fences Bill Tindale

Article on construction of timber fencing by Eddie Anderson

Auction Sale Brochure - Clay Nuneham, Stanhope Street, Eltham

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Auction Sale Brochure Clay Nuneham, Stanhope Street, Eltham Brochure Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty houses neville emerson real estate clay nuneham eltham stanhope street

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Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty

Auction Sale Brochure - Eriskay, Main Road, Eltham

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Auction Sale Brochure Eriskay, Main Road, Eltham Brochure Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty neville emerson real estate houses early settlers eltham eriskay main road

Brochure

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Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty

Auction Sale Brochure - Rosehill Homestead, 56 Bonds Road, Lower Plenty

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Auction Sale Brochure Rosehill Homestead, 56 Bonds Road, Lower Plenty Brochure Auction sale brochure, Miles Real Estate Professionals, Rosanna houses bonds road lower plenty miles real estate rosehill homestead

Brochure

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Auction sale brochure, Miles Real Estate Professionals, Rosanna

Auction Sale Brochure - Ballara, 1451 Main Road, Eltham

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Auction Sale Brochure Ballara, 1451 Main Road, Eltham Brochure Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty houses ballara eltham main road neville emerson real estate

Brochure

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Auction sale brochure, Neville Emerson Real Estate, Lower Plenty

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Listening to the landscape: stories and places collected from the Shire of Eltham, 1988

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Listening to the landscape: stories and places collected from the Shire of Eltham, 1988 Master recordings on three compact cassette audio tapes, TDK AD46. Each tape

Master recordings on three compact cassette audio tapes, TDK AD46. Each tape labeled with the recording track in red ink and Dolby B Noise Reduction activated) also in black ink copyright Duncan King-Smith 1989 Copy 1 Channel 2: Armfuls of Wildflowers Channel 4: “It was home . . .” Copy 2 Channel 1: Getting around Channel 6: “Gradually the houses came . . . ” Copy 3 Channel 3: Up around Kinglake Channel 5: “ . . it was all orchards.” Also commercial compact cassettes and CD formats held and information booklet. Converted to mp3 format from CD 1 - Getting Around; 17:17, 23.7 MB, 192kbs 2 - Gradually the houses came; 17:32, 24.0 MB, 192kbs 3 - Up around Kinglake; 23:31, 32.3 MB, 192kbs 4 - It was all orchards; 23:52, 32.7 MB, 192kbs 5 - Armful of wild flowers; 20:38, 28.3 MB, 192kbs 6 - But it was home, and no-one could put us out of it; 20:58, 28.8 MB, 192kbs

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Listening to the landscape is a project in sound, made from recordings and interviews collected in and around the Shire of Eltham over the course of 12 months which were published in 1989. Thirty people, all of whom have lived or worked around the region most of their lives, were interviewed. There are six "channels" of stories: 1. Getting around - 2. "they were the wildflowers - we used to pick armfuls of them in those days" - 3."Up around Kinglake" - 4. "But it was home and no-one could put us out of it" - 5. "It was all orchards" - 6. "gradually the houses came". Each with a slightly different theme. The stories are supported by environmental and historical sound recordings. Tapes converted to three CDs - titled "Getting around" - Armful of flowers" and "Up around Kinglake" which includes the six "channels".

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Alan Marshall Here! 1959, 1964

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Alan Marshall Here! 1959, 1964 Two TEAC MX1 compact audio cassettes labelled Alan Marshall Here! Part 1 (#0128 red and Alan Marshall Here! 2 (#0129 yellow) Tape

Two TEAC MX1 compact audio cassettes labelled Alan Marshall Here! Part 1 (#0128 red and Alan Marshall Here! 2 (#0129 yellow) Tape 0128 Side A Dubbed from original tape (1959) READINGS recorded 1959 in Alan Marshall’s study, Eltham • See the White Feathers Fall (Ourselves Writ Strange) • The Chinese Herbalist (I Can Jump Puddles) • The Press (How Beautiful Are They Feet) • The Drought (I Can Jump Puddles) TALES FROM THE SPEEWAH, recorded 1 May 1959 in Nicholas Hall, Melbourne, at ‘Readings From Australian Writers’ presented by the Australiasian Book Society on behalf of the Melbourne May Day Committee. Tape 128 Side B REMINISCING (part 1) recorded 11 May 1964 in the Healesville Art Gallery of Nicholas and Ruth Heiderich with an audience of about 50 guests. (Concluded on tape 0129) Tape 0129 Side A REMINISCING (part 2) recorded 11 May 1964 in the Healesville Art Gallery of Nicholas and Ruth Heiderich with an audience of about 50 guests. Chairman, Nicholas Heiderich. (Part 1 on tape 0128) Converted to MP3 files EDHS_05002-1 Readings 43.9MB; 0:34:31 EDHS_05002-2 Tales from the Speewah 15.6MB; 0:12:49 EDHS_05002-3 Reminiscing 86.9MB; 1:21:05

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READINGS recorded 1959 in Alan Marshall’s study, Eltham • See the White Feathers Fall (Ourselves Writ Strange) • The Chinese Herbalist (I Can Jump Puddles) • The Press (How Beautiful Are They Feet) • The Drought (I Can Jump Puddles) TALES FROM THE SPEEWAH, recorded 1 May 1959 in Nicholas Hall, Melbourne, at ‘Readings From Australian Writers’ presented by the Australiasian Book Society on behalf of the Melbourne May Day Committee. REMINISCING recorded 11 May 1964 in the Healesville Art Gallery of Nicholas and Ruth Heiderich with an audience of about 50 guests. Chairman, Nicholas Heiderich. At two stages throughout the recording a substantial rain storm can be heard on the roof almost drowning out the presentation.

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Alan Marshall sitting for Joh Ebeli in his bungalow, Eltham 1977 with introduction by Joh Ebeli 2002

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Alan Marshall sitting for Joh Ebeli in his bungalow, Eltham 1977 with introduction by Joh Ebeli 2002 Compact audio cassette TDK D60 IEC I/Type I Converted to MP3

Compact audio cassette TDK D60 IEC I/Type I Converted to MP3 file; 33.8MB, 0:32:19 Case labelled "Alan Marshall talks while Joh Ebeli is sculpting his face in #1977 - in his bungalow in Eltham"

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Dubbed from original recording with introduction by Joh Ebeli 2002 General chit chat and banter between Joh Ebeli and Alan Marshall on various current affairs, matters of the past and artists and Joh's method of sculpture production. Topics include gold prospecting, Smith's Gully, Politician Jim Cairns, artists Neil Douglas and Pablo Picasso. See also EDHS_00666 colour photo of Alan taken by Joh Ebeli and EDHS_02441 photo of plaster cast model

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Research Primary School; Afternoon tea with senior residents November 1st, 1984

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Research Primary School; Afternoon tea with senior residents November 1st, 1984 Compact audio cassette GTape 90 Converted to MP3 file; 92.4MB, 1:14:13 Case

Compact audio cassette GTape 90 Converted to MP3 file; 92.4MB, 1:14:13 Case and cassette labelled "Research Primary School; Afternoon tea with senior residents Nov 1st, 1984"

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General chit chat and banter between group of senior citizens at an afternoon tea held for them at Research Primary School.

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Garnet Burges, Frank Burgoyne and Jock Read reminisce about earlier times in Eltham, 2 June 1988

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Garnet Burges, Frank Burgoyne and Jock Read reminisce about earlier times in Eltham, 2 June 1988 Three compact cassette audio tapes, TDK D60. Each tape labeled "G.B

Three compact cassette audio tapes, TDK D60. Each tape labeled "G.B., F.B., J.R. 2/6/88" with Copy 1, 2 or 3 of 3 and "Dolby B" Location of Copy 1 to be determined Also Compact Disc with two MP3 files, copies of Sides A and B of Compact Cassette No. 1. Converted to MP3 files: EDHS_05005-1, Tape 1, Side A; 41.7MB; 0:30:25 EDHS_05005-2, Tape 1, Side B; 41.8MB; 0:30:27 EDHS_05005-3, Tape 2, Side A; 42.3MB; 0:30:51 EDHS_05005-4, Tape 2, Side B; 42.4MB; 0:30:52 EDHS_05005-5, Tape 3, Side A; 42.2MB; 0:30:44 EDHS_05005-6, Tape 3, Side B; 10.2MB; 0:07:29 EDHS_05005, Tapes 1-3; 184MB; 2:40:47

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Long time Eltham identities, Garnet Burges, Frank Burgoyne and Jock Read reminisce about Eltham in earlier years and comparisons with that of 1988. Facillitated by unidentified younger man.

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Alan Marshall - Books and Writing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), broadcast 4 May 2002

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Alan Marshall - Books and Writing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), broadcast 4 May 2002 Compact audio cassette Emtec Type FE I Cassette

Compact audio cassette Emtec Type FE I Cassette labelled "Books & Writing - R/N Alan Marshall" Converted to MP3 file; 67.5MB, 0:50:07

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; 2003-09-10 Speaker Panel: Builders of the Eltham Tradition

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; 2003-09-10 Speaker Panel: Builders of the Eltham Tradition Compact audio cassette Sony EF 90 Type I / IEC I Cassette labelled "Eltham Builders Historical" Converted

Compact audio cassette Sony EF 90 Type I / IEC I Cassette labelled "Eltham Builders Historical" Converted to MP3 file; 100MB, 1:18:57

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September Meeting (Newsletter No. 152, Sep. 2003) This meeting is one in an occasional series where we get together a panel of speakers to talk about a particular aspect of Eltham's history, its character or its people. As has been the case for past speaker panels, we have organised a buff et dinner to precede the meeting and details of this are given below. Eltham has a well-known tradition of building with mud brick, second hand materials and other innovative or uncommon materials. Although this trend dates mainly from the 1930 's there are examples from the pioneer days of Eltham. Part of the Brocksopp house at Eltham South is an 1850' s mud brick construction by George Souter. But the alternative building tradition in Eltham really began at Montsalvat in the 1930's. Justus Jorgensen's building complex of earth construction, stone and items from wreckers' yards inspired a number of builders and owner builders, particularly in adopting mud brick or adobe as their building medium. The tradition continues today with our area remaining home to a relatively high proportion of builders using these alternative materials. The panel we have selected to talk on this subject are either builders in the Eltham tradition or have had close contact with builders of the past. The panel will be introduced by Russell Yeoman who will talk briefly about George Stebbing, an early Eltham builder responsible for many of our remaining historic buildings, but known for traditional buildings of his time rather than the later buildings which give Eltham its particular character. The panel members are as follows:- • John Pizzey, architect. John will speak on the work of Alistair Knox designer and builder in mud brick and the person who has most contributed to the environmental building traditions of Eltham. • Peter Jarvis who will talk about his own work as a builder in mud brick and his views on traditional and modern construction methods. • Leigh Wykes, a present day builder of stone houses, will talk about his own work in the district and its relevance to Eltham traditions. • Diana Bassett-Smith will talk about her experience with owner-builders constructing their earth houses in Eltham in the 1950's. Pise and mud brick presented a cheap building material provided that you could do it yourself or persuade your friends to help. Prior to the meeting there will be a buffet dinner of casseroles and other courses prepared by some of our members. We will be starting at 6.00pm with dinner scheduled for 6.30. Harry Gilham will be providing drinks, including wines from his personally made collection. Cost of the dinner will be $10 which can be paid on the night. However, for catering purposes we need to know numbers

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Donald Thomson 1901-1970 Anthropologist, Zoologist and Photographer - Hindsight - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), broadcast 16 October 2005

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Donald Thomson 1901-1970 Anthropologist, Zoologist and Photographer - Hindsight - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), broadcast 16 October 2005

Compact audio cassette Sony AD90 IEC I/Type I Cassette labelled "Hindsight Donald Thomson" Converted to MP3 file; 75.7MB, 0:54:37

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; The Eltham Band after 12 months

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; The Eltham Band after 12 months Compact audio cassette Opus UDC60 Cassette labelled "The Eltham Band after 12 months, 0-370" (Side A) Converted to MP3 file; 30.2MB

Compact audio cassette Opus UDC60 Cassette labelled "The Eltham Band after 12 months, 0-370" (Side A) Converted to MP3 file; 30.2MB, 0:23:12

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Donated by Rita Barnes Various band tunes recordeed live with some background sounds of audience listensing and singing in to "Waltzing Matilda" Tape has suffered some degradation over years with significant levels of noise and some wow and flutter.

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Andrew Lemon Melbourne Cup Tour, "Rural and remote Australians celebrate links to Melbourne Cup", Bush Telegraph, ABC Radio National, 1 November 2011

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Andrew Lemon Melbourne Cup Tour, "Rural and remote Australians celebrate links to Melbourne Cup", Bush Telegraph, ABC Radio National, 1 November 2011 Compact audio

Compact audio cassette TDK D90 (Side B) Cassette labelled "Melbourne Cup Tour" (Side B) Converted to MP3 file; 29.6MB, 0:21:00

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"Rural and remote Australians celebrate links to Melbourne Cup", broadcast on ABC Radio National, Bush Telegraph, Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Maurie Fabbro with Doug Orford

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Maurie Fabbro with Doug Orford Audio Cassette tape TEAC mdxi 100 min (yellow) Converted to MP3 file; 79.9MB, 1:03:08 Victoria Eltham Oral history Interview

Audio Cassette tape TEAC mdxi 100 min (yellow) Converted to MP3 file; 79.9MB, 1:03:08

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Oral history Interview with Maurie Fabbro conducted by Doug Orford with Mary Reagan at Maurie Fabro's home in Kirby Street, North Eltham, Victoria The interview covers Maurie's life in Eltham. Maurie took over his parents farm which was located opposite Eltham High School and between the Diamond Creek. The house was located in Faulkiner Street. When the land was subdivided, Maurie moved up the hill to the site of the interview. Topics of discussion include: Maurie's Harley Davidson Motorcycle (mention of Keith Gibson), lack of electricity in Faulkiner Street, extreme weather of the past.

Audio Compact Cassette Tape - Audio Recording; Jock Read with Diana Bassett-Smith

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Cassette Tape Audio Recording; Jock Read with Diana Bassett-Smith Audio Compact Cassette Tape ACME C90 XHG Converted to MP3 file; 55.1MB, 0:42:35 Victoria Eltham Oral history interview with Jock

Audio Compact Cassette Tape ACME C90 XHG Converted to MP3 file; 55.1MB, 0:42:35

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Oral history interview with Jock Read (1915- 2010) conducted by Diana Bassett-Smith of Eltham District Historical Society. Peter Bassett-Smith and possibly Gwen Orford also in attendance. The interview includes discussion of Jock's family history and connection to Eltham, including his attendance at Eltham State School starting 1921, childhood memories including games he played, memories of Eltham High School, recreational activities, milking, money earned, local transport, neighbours, effect of the Depression, local shops, involvement with the Church of England and more. Recording contains significant amount of noise.

Audio Compact Disc - Audio Recording; 2015-11-11 A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Disc Audio Recording; 2015-11-11 A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour Compact Disc Sony CD-R 700MB MP3 file; 78.8MB, 1:26:08 Eltham Panel Presentation at Eltham District Historical Society meeting

Compact Disc Sony CD-R 700MB MP3 file; 78.8MB, 1:26:08

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Panel Presentation at Eltham District Historical Society meeting November Meeting - A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour (Newsletter No. 225, Nov. 2015) The topic for our November meeting is inspired by a literary tour of Eltham organised by the Eltham Library a few years ago. Of course at a meeting we cannot actually visit sites associated with local writers but we will discuss their lives, writings and Eltham connections. The starting point for this presentation was a long list of local writers, including many present day authors, with quite a few being members of our Society. To keep the presentation to a manageable length we will deal only with writers and literary figures who have passed away. The presentation by a panel of members will include a number of readings relevant to each of the subjects. A particular feature will be the life and work of Alan Marshall who had a long association with Eltham and is our most famous and well known author. In 1971 he wrote Pioneers and Painters: One Hundred Years of Eltham and its Shire. In the chapter Educationalists and Writers, he writes “Writers came to Eltham for the same reason as did the painters: their neighbours had similar interests and the surroundings attracted them.” His stories about local writers have informed the preparation for this meeting.

Audio Compact Disc - Audio Recording; Victoria's Anzac Centenary: Anzac Stories produced by Bill McGillivray, recorded by 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, 24 March-24 April 2016

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Compact Disc Audio Recording; Victoria's Anzac Centenary: Anzac Stories produced by Bill McGillivray, recorded by 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, 24 March-24 April 2016 Two Compact Discs produced by 88.6 Plenty

Two Compact Discs produced by 88.6 Plenty Valley FM Disc 1 Tracks 01 Introduction; MP3 file, 01.02MB; 0.44 02 Epping District (written and spoken by Felicity Williams, Head of English, Mill Park Secondary College); MP3 file, 9.94MB; 07:14 03 P. E. Cook (wriiten and spoken by Liz Pidgeon, Local and Family History Librarian, Yarra Plenty Regional Library); MP3 file, 10.5MB; 07:38 04 Research Honour Board (wriiten by Jim Allen of Eltham District Historical Society and spoken by Daniel Polombi of Plenty Valley FM; MP3 file, 7.52MB; 05:28 05 Will Longstaff (wriiten by Bill McGililvray, Plenty Valley FM and spoken by Daniel Polombi of Plenty Valley FM; MP3 file, 9.01MB; 06:33 06 Robert Smith (wriiten and edited by Bill McGillivray, Plenty Valley FM and spoken by Shelley Carpatharcus and Daniel Polombi of Plenty Valley FM; MP3 file, 9.55MB; 06:57 07 Stanley Addison (wriiten and spoken by Jim Connor of Eltham District Historical Society; MP3 file, 9.25B; 06:43 08 Bessie Gallagher (wriiten by Maureen Jones and and spoken by Geraldine Ishken of Plenty Valley FM; MP3 file, 12.3MB; 08:58 Disc 2 Tracks 09 George Muir Letter 1 (wriiten by Maureen Jones and and spoken by Geraldine Ishken of Plenty Valley FM; MP3 file, 9.32MB; 06:47 10 George Muir Letter 1 Part 2; MP3 file, 9.17MB; 06:40 11 George Muir Letter 1 Part 3; MP3 file, 8.50MB; 06:11 12 George Muir Letter 2; MP3 file, 4.91MB; 03:34 13 George Muir Letter 3; MP3 file, 7.25MB; 05:17 14 George Muir Letter 4; MP3 file, 5.59MB; 04:04 15 George Muir Letter 5; MP3 file, 4.63MB; 03:22 16 George Muir Letter 6; MP3 file, 3.38MB; 02:27 17 George Muir Letter 7 (introduction by Jim Connor of Eltham District Historical Society, original letters by George Muir, commentary written by Helen Mann and Bill McGillivray of Plenty Valley FM, spoken by Romero Callaghan and Stephen Pidgeon); MP3 file, 4.36MB; 03:10 18 George Muir Letter (introduction by Jim Connor of Eltham District Historical Society, original letters by George Muir, commentary written by Helen Mann and Bill McGillivray of Plenty Valley FM, spoken by Craig Wright of Planty Valley FM); MP3 file, 12.4MB; 09:02

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2016-04-14 Jane Woollard and Laughing Waters Road

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Recording Audio Recording; 2016-04-14 Jane Woollard and Laughing Waters Road 0:47:13 duration Digital MP3 File 66 MB Australia Victoria Eltham April Meeting (Newsletter No. 227, Apr. 2016

0:47:13 duration Digital MP3 File 66 MB

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April Meeting (Newsletter No. 227, Apr. 2016) At this meeting we are pleased to have as our guest speaker Jane Woollard, who has just published a book titled ‘Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham.’ Jane was the local history officer at the Shire of Nillumbik so has a detailed knowledge of the history of our area. She has an extensive background as a writer, theatre director and teacher. As well as directing over 50 productions Jane has been a tutor and guest director at the Victorian College of the Arts and La Trobe University and was Artistic Director of the Union House Theatre at the University of Melbourne. Since 2001 more than eighty artists have been in residence at Laughing Waters in Birrarung House and Riverbend. In her book Jane has woven together their experiences and art making, together with Wurundjeri, European and family histories to create an evocative account of a very special place in Eltham.

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2016-06-08 Norm Williams and Thompson's Pharmacy

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Recording Audio Recording; 2016-06-08 Norm Williams and Thompson's Pharmacy 0:46:09 duration Digital MP3 File 65 MB Australia Victoria Eltham June Meeting (Newsletter No. 228, Jun. 2016) Shortly after

0:46:09 duration Digital MP3 File 65 MB

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June Meeting (Newsletter No. 228, Jun. 2016) Shortly after the First World War Ivan Thompson, a pharmacist in Fairfield, expanded into the Diamond Valley by opening pharmacies at Eltham, Greensborough and Watsonia. A small item in the Hurstbridge Advertiser on 20th July 1928 states that ‘Mr. Ivan J Thompson, well known chemist, has opened a branch at Eltham where all prescriptions will be dispensed.’ In the early 1950’s Norm Williams considered he was fortunate to be able to serve an apprenticeship with Ivan Thompson at his Eltham pharmacy. He was with the business when it moved in 1952 to the present site at 964 Main Road, Eltham, which was the first brick shop built in the Eltham Town Centre. In 1958 Ivan Thompson decided to sell his pharmacies. Harry Brown and Norm Williams were able to purchase the Eltham business and they continued in partnership until Mr. Brown’s death in 1971. By that time they had expanded with pharmacies in Fairfield and Lower Plenty. At our June meeting Norm Williams will speak about how Thompsons Pharmacy developed, while continuing to supply a range of services for generations of Eltham families. His stories, supported by a collection of personal photographs, will entertain as well as give an insight into how the Eltham shopping centre has changed over the years.

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2016-10-12 History of Community Groups

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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Audio Recording Audio Recording; 2016-10-12 History of Community Groups 1:03:34 duration Digital MP3 File 75 MB Australia Victoria Eltham October Meeting (Newsletter No. 230, Jun. 2016) Community groups

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October Meeting (Newsletter No. 230, Jun. 2016) Community groups are the backbone of any community and the former Shires of Eltham and now Nillumbik are no exception. In our area there are some groups with a long history of consistently contributing to the development, enrichment and benefit of our local communities. Some we are well aware of, others not so much. At our next meeting we are pleased to have representatives from three long established community groups to talk to us about their histories, how they have been a part of the Eltham scene for many years and how their contributions have supported many other local organisations and initiatives.

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2017-04-12 AGM and Andrew Lemon - Fifty Years of the EDHS and why it matters

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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April Meeting (Newsletter No. 233, Apr. 2017) Our meeting at 8.00pm on Wednesday 12th April 2017 is our Annual General Meeting, which includes the presentation of annual reports and the election of office bearers for the coming year. The official notification of the Annual General Meeting and Agenda are on page 8 in this Newsletter. At this meeting we are pleased to have as our guest speaker Dr. Andrew Lemon, a great friend of EDHS and a Fellow and the immediate Past President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Andrew is an independent Melbourne historian, author of numerous books on local history, shipwrecks, biography, schools and sport and winner of national literary awards. He has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Melbourne for his published works. Andrew edited the Victorian Historical Journal throughout the 1990s and served on the Library Board of Victoria and the Heritage Council. Andrew is a very entertaining presenter and in our 50th Anniversary year he has chosen to speak about ‘Fifty years of the EDHS - and why it matters.’