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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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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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Folder - Centenary of the Eltham to Hurstbridge Railway extension

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Centenary of the Eltham to Hurstbridge Railway extension 9 pages, newspaper article Newspaper article: Automatic system signals the end of the station's tradition, The Age 20 June 2012. Material produced

9 pages, newspaper article

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Newspaper article: Automatic system signals the end of the station's tradition, The Age 20 June 2012. Material produced by Nillumbik Historical Society advertising centenary celebrations and providing history with photographs of the Eltham to Hurstbridge extension

Folder - Clintons Road, Christmas Hills

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet Clintons Road, Christmas Hills 17 pieces of paper Correspondence over a four year period (probably an incomplete file) on the behalf of Henry Cairns of Moonee Ponds and property owner

17 pieces of paper

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Correspondence over a four year period (probably an incomplete file) on the behalf of Henry Cairns of Moonee Ponds and property owner at Christmas Hills / Watsons Creek including copy of a survey of his land title in relation to complaint regarding the Shire of Eltham encroaching on his land to make a road and subsequent purchase of land. The road provided acccess to the property of Mr W. Clinton of Heidelberg and other properties at Christmas Hills. Note by H.G. indicates that the property discussed in file is Clintons Road (not stated in file), possibly named after 1938. In December 1937 Eltham Shire Council agreed to purchase a block of land at the intersection of the Christmas Hills -- Smiths Gully roads from Mr Cairns to provide an outlet for the road which ran through the Cairns property. In March 1928 Mr Clinton had previously offered to contribute a sum of money towards the cost of purchasing the Cairns block to permit the road to go into his property was intending to transfer the property to himself. A Councilor was reported as being astounded in The Advertiser, 11 March 1938, as the land was needed for a road. Cr Baird: "The road was only to help his sports" Mr W. E. Clinton (Bill) was one of the founders of the Rob Roy Hill climb which took place at his property at Christmas Hills. He owned a garage in Heidleberg (See: https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/sporting-life/speed-style-spirit-the-rob-roy-hillclimb/the-rob-roy-hillclimb/)

Newspaper articles - Christmas Day Storm

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newspaper articles Booklet Christmas Day Storm 2 newspaper articles A severe storm with damaging hail, rain and flooding impacted Melbourne on 25 December 2011 with particular damage to Eltham and Hurstbridge

2 newspaper articles

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A severe storm with damaging hail, rain and flooding impacted Melbourne on 25 December 2011 with particular damage to Eltham and Hurstbridge areas. The storm caused destablisation of parts of the Hurstbridge railway line.

Newsletter - Shire of Eltham newsletter

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newsletter Booklet Shire of Eltham newsletter Articles, some with photos. Subjects include President's message, Eltham-templestowe intersection, indoor recreational centre, Bridge over Watsons Creek, town

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Articles, some with photos. Subjects include President's message, Eltham-templestowe intersection, indoor recreational centre, Bridge over Watsons Creek, town square, list of councillors, forward planning, recreational faciliaites including Eltham town park, Hurstbridge hall, roads, community welfare services, eltham Community and reception centre opening, amenities for youth, concrete bridge at Arthurs creek and Mitton's Bridge at St Andrew's

Folder - The Townships of Nillumbik

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet The Townships of Nillumbik 5 pages Copy of Council brochure "The Townships of Nillumbik" with correspondence from H.G. noting inaccurate information and providing correction. This was an early

5 pages

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Copy of Council brochure "The Townships of Nillumbik" with correspondence from H.G. noting inaccurate information and providing correction. This was an early Nillumbik Shire publication endorsed by the Commissioner Kevin Abbott.

Folder - Articles by John March

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet Articles by John March 14 pages Three articles including: Perilous Summer Thin Edge of the Wedge at Eltham Eltham A lifestyle in peril published in "The Age" 21/08/1976 eltham bushfires lifestyle

14 pages

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Three articles including: Perilous Summer Thin Edge of the Wedge at Eltham Eltham A lifestyle in peril published in "The Age" 21/08/1976

Map - Map of Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Map Booklet Map of Eltham A3 photocopy of hand drawn map of Eltham with coloured shading A3 photocopy of hand drawn map of Eltham created by Geoff Braithwaite (1914-2008) of his memory of the township about

A3 photocopy of hand drawn map of Eltham with coloured shading

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A3 photocopy of hand drawn map of Eltham created by Geoff Braithwaite (1914-2008) of his memory of the township about 1920. It includes names of steets and property owners.

Folder - Charis Pelling

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet Charis Pelling 2 pages (photocopy) Article "Quietly proud of her life" by Journalist Helen Gillman, published in the Diamond Valley Leader 19 June 1984 about Charice Pelling, her family

2 pages (photocopy)

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Article "Quietly proud of her life" by Journalist Helen Gillman, published in the Diamond Valley Leader 19 June 1984 about Charice Pelling, her family background, work in the community and in local government as a Councilor.

Folder - Women of significance

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet Women of significance 2 pages Handwritten notes by H. G. listing names of women, with notes on family connections in some cases and brief list of their achievements including Nellie Ibbott

2 pages

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Handwritten notes by H. G. listing names of women, with notes on family connections in some cases and brief list of their achievements including Nellie Ibbott, Charis Pelling, Beautrice Morrison, Ethel Osborne, Mavis Gill, Helen Knights/Harbeck, May Smart, Mrs A.M. Peake. Addressed to Journalist Helen Gillman and includes photocopy of article published about Charis Pelling (04966) Women as a group have frequently been excluded from official histories in the past. These research notes are an effort to compile a list of the contribution of local women, historically, to the development of the Shire of Eltham

Folder - Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Committee

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Booklet Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Committee 6 photocopies The Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Committee, also known as The Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Society, also known as the Friends

6 photocopies

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The Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Committee, also known as The Shillinglaw Cottage Preservation Society, also known as the Friends of the Shillinglaw Cottage collated and published a community cookbook "Flavour of Eltham", first published in 1964 to raise funds for the preservation and re-location of this historical cottage in Eltham. This folders includes photocopies from the book, a letter requesting advertsing space and an article from The Australian Women's Weekly, December 23, 1964 (unable to locate via digitised AWW on Trove)

Significance

Shillingalw Cottage is of social significance as an important local landmark since the 1960s, once used as a handicraft and tourist centre, now a restaurant, and as an example of an early local community conservation project which led to the accurate reconstruction of the cottage close to its original site. - Victorian Heritage Database.

Program - Heritage Week in the Shire of Nillumbik 2004

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Program Booklet Heritage Week in the Shire of Nillumbik 2004 A3 sheet folded. Buff colour, with text and handrawn map Map, with details of activitives presented by eight local history groups across the Shire

A3 sheet folded. Buff colour, with text and handrawn map

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Map, with details of activitives presented by eight local history groups across the Shire of Nillumbik 26th March to Sunday 4th April 2004. Events included a dirt farming expo at Panton Hill. Program includes message by Mayor, Cr. Lex de Man and artwork by Syd Tunn.

Booklet - The Formative Years 1860-61 (A short history of the Origins of St Margaret's, Eltham)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Booklet Booklet The Formative Years 1860-61 (A short history of the Origins of St Margaret's, Eltham) 12 pages History of the Church includes sections on the denominational school, 1853, Naming of the district

12 pages

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History of the Church includes sections on the denominational school, 1853, Naming of the district, church, Henry Dendy, a site, W.B. Andrew, building committee, laying of foundation stone, opening and dedication. This booklet / history was probably produced for the church's centenary celebration in 1961.

Scrapbook - Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Tower of Remembrance Collection 1996-2001

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Scrapbook Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Tower of Remembrance Collection 1996-2001 Spirax Sketchbook 19 sheets. Spiral bound Front: Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Tower of Remembrance Collection 1996-2001

Spirax Sketchbook 19 sheets. Spiral bound

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Includes typed transcriptions of historical newspaper articles, photocopies of historical newspaper articles, original newspaper articles, photocopies from books, some original contemporary photos relating to the Shire of Eltham War Memorial built at Kangaroo Ground.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Tower of Remembrance Collection 1996-2001. Harry Gilham

Newspaper articles - Yarra Dam

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newspaper articles Yarra Dam 2 pages Two newspaper articles discussing the proposed construction of the Yarra Dam at Warrandyte: Yarra Dam at Warrandyte not the only alternative - Mr Stokes, Diamond Valley

2 pages

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Two newspaper articles discussing the proposed construction of the Yarra Dam at Warrandyte: Yarra Dam at Warrandyte not the only alternative - Mr Stokes, Diamond Valley Mirror, 14 October, 1964 Fears grow on Yarra Valley Dam Board orders air surey, Diamond Valley Mirror, 24 February 1965 The Sugarloaf Reservoir Project, including a major pumping station and water treatment plant was completed, increasing Melbourne's total storage capacity by 95,000 million litres in 1981.

Discussion paper - Community use of site, 895 Main Road, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Discussion paper Community use of site, 895 Main Road, Eltham 8 Pages Includes background notes of events leading up and after the demolotion of the former Shire of Eltham Offices at 895 Main Road Eltham

8 Pages

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Includes background notes of events leading up and after the demolotion of the former Shire of Eltham Offices at 895 Main Road Eltham. Discussions of proposals considered and relevance to the Nillumbik Council Plan 2002-2005.

Folder - Relocation of Eltham Cenotaph

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Relocation of Eltham Cenotaph 45 paper items Includes historical notes relating to the Eltham War Memorial buildings, correspondence, report to Nillumbik Shire Council meeting 23 Augut 2011 including

45 paper items Includes historical notes relating to the Eltham War Memorial buildings, correspondence, report to Nillumbik Shire Council meeting 23 Augut 2011 including discussion of various sites. Funding agreement between Nillumbik Shire Council and Montmorency Eltham RSL Sub branch for interim relocation of the Eltham cenotaph, 31 January 2012. Printout of email notification re works to re-locate cenotaph. Newspaper articles: Living Memorial is Trust's gift to a Shire, Diamond Valley Mirror, 31 Augut, 1965 (copy) Protect War Memorial, Letter, Diamond Valley Leader, 2004 Up in arms against sell-off, Diamond Valley Leader, 14 July, 2004 Memeorial move lags, Diamond Valley Leader, 1 February 2012 Memorial Moved, Banyule/Nillumbik Weekly, 10 April 2012 Eltham cenotaph move goes 'like clockwork', Diamond Valley Leader, 11 April 2012 New dawn for tribute, Diamond Valley Leader ca April 2012 RSL site nets $1.8m, Diamond Valley Leader, 9 May, 2012 Photocopy of Roll of honour (object no 04601) Drafts of open letter to the residents of Eltham and Montmorency by the Montmorency Eltham RSL, no date and final version published in Diamond Valley New 31 March, 2012 and Bnayuyle & Nillumbik Weekly, 27 March, 2012 Program for Montmorency Anzac Day March 2012 (incomplete, some pages duplicated, some pages upside down). Draft content for history section of this booklet Advertisement, Program for Eltham Dawn Service, Diamond Valley Leader, April 2012

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Relocation of the Eltham Cenotaph in 2012 following the collapse of the Eltham RSL Sub-Branch by the Montmorency Eltham RSL sub-branch.

Newsletter - Queenstown Cemetery: Grave Concerns

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newsletter Queenstown Cemetery: Grave Concerns Issue No 3. November 2010 The Queenstown Cemetery (1861-1981) is a pioneer and miner’s cemetery, established during the gold rush of the 1850’s at the site

Issue No 3. November 2010

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The Queenstown Cemetery (1861-1981) is a pioneer and miner’s cemetery, established during the gold rush of the 1850’s at the site of the first mining village of the Caledonia Diggings. A Cemetery Trust administers the cemetery with the support of The Friends and Relations of Queenstown Cemetery and endeavours to maintain and preserve it for future generations. The Friends Group publish a newsletter. Newsletter includes feature on memorial cairn and burial register unveiled 22 August 2010

Newspaper article - Eltham buries present for the future

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Newspaper article Eltham buries present for the future Article from "Diamond Valley News" with photos relating to the planting of a time capsule by Eltham District Historical Society as part of Victoria's 150th

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Article from "Diamond Valley News" with photos relating to the planting of a time capsule by Eltham District Historical Society as part of Victoria's 150th Anniversary celebrations in 1985.

Folder - The Victorian Gazetteer of 1865. Entries for Eltham and Kangaroo Ground

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder The Victorian Gazetteer of 1865. Entries for Eltham and Kangaroo Ground 3 pages. Copies The Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary or directory for place names in Victoria. Entries for Eltham

3 pages. Copies

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The Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary or directory for place names in Victoria. Entries for Eltham and Kangaroo Ground have been photocopied. These entries provide physical descriptions, some description of local industry and amenities and more at the time of publication in 1865.

Folder - Francis Percival Read (Jock) 1915-2010

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Francis Percival Read (Jock) 1915-2010 Service booklet, notes based on transcripts of interviews, obituary (unsourced and undated,possibly written by H.G.prepared for Nillumbik Council meeting 25 January

Service booklet, notes based on transcripts of interviews, obituary (unsourced and undated,possibly written by H.G.prepared for Nillumbik Council meeting 25 January 2011), copy of email between EDHS committee members,copy of certificate of EDHS life membership certificate for Jock Read (no date)

Folder - St Peter's Memorial Church, Kinglake

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder St Peter's Memorial Church, Kinglake Newspaper article, website printouts and handwritten notes The original St Peter’s was built in 1922 as a World War memorial church. It burned down on Black Saturday

Newspaper article, website printouts and handwritten notes

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The original St Peter’s was built in 1922 as a World War memorial church. It burned down on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. This folder includes brief research on the local World War One Anzacs of Kinglake remembered at the church including the names Farlow, Ford, Ingham, Jarvis, Lawrey, Mains and North some of whom are remembered on the Shire of Eltham War Memorial at Kangaroo Ground.

Folder - Eltham Flour Mill

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Eltham Flour Mill 8 Pages HG Folders 113 Photocopied pages probably from "Flour mills and millers of the Goulburn Valley, 1858-1980" ​ by Myrtle L. Ford (1981) relating to Eltham Flour Mill Proprietor

8 Pages

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Photocopied pages probably from "Flour mills and millers of the Goulburn Valley, 1858-1980" ​ by Myrtle L. Ford (1981) relating to Eltham Flour Mill Proprietor William Ford and his predecessor Henry Dendy and the operation of the Eltham Flour Mill. Also includes pages from an unknown source describing the operation of the mill and map with location of mill marked. The Eltham Flour Mill was situated on the Diamond Creek below the location of the Eltham Community and Reception Centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Folders 113

Folder - The Erection of a reinforced bridge at Hurstbridge

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder The Erection of a reinforced bridge at Hurstbridge 9 Pages HG Folders 115 Photocopied contract for construction of reinforced concrete bridge by the Shire of Eltham at Hurstbridge dated 5th February 1917

9 Pages

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Photocopied contract for construction of reinforced concrete bridge by the Shire of Eltham at Hurstbridge dated 5th February 1917, including general conditions of contract. This bridge is known as the Monash bridge.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Folders 115

Folder - Shire of Eltham War Memorial

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Shire of Eltham War Memorial 4 Folders: 4 Pages, 10 pages, 13 pages Proper Officer's report on an addition to the Kangaroo Ground Memorial Tower for Fire Spotting purposes: "This report covers

4 Folders: 4 Pages, 10 pages, 13 pages

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Proper Officer's report on an addition to the Kangaroo Ground Memorial Tower for Fire Spotting purposes: "This report covers the history of the tower, its uses, and reasons why it should be put to greater use, benefiting the Shire Council and ratepayers" Includes detailed commentary around the proposal to use the Shire of Eltham War Memorial at Kangaroo Ground for fire spotting. From Shire of Eltham archives. H. J. Masefield Property Officer. Eltham Shire Council meetings 14 and 24 September 1973 references to fire watching facilities. Summary of end of season reports from spotters 1965-1973. Supplementary notes (not related to fire spotting) from friends group or advisory group of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial park including design of seating, proposed budget for works, hand written notes from meeting by H.G. about 1999. Newspaper clipping; Memorial a fire watch by Marguerite Marshall Diamond Valley News 16 March 1982. Program for re-dedication of the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower 8th November 2001 with Speaking notes from the day from Nillumbik Shire Mayor, Cr. Sigmund Jorgensen and Harry Gilham and Speech by John Landy, Governor of Victoria Documents relating to the proposal to upgrade the fire spotting cabin, 2007 including a cost and concept plan dated 7 February 2009

Folder - Centenary of the Heidelberg to Eltham Railway 1902-2002

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Centenary of the Heidelberg to Eltham Railway 1902-2002 8 Pages HG Folders 110 Meeting agenda to form Eltham Historical Society sub commttee for an event to acknowledge the centenary of the Heidelberg

8 Pages

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Meeting agenda to form Eltham Historical Society sub commttee for an event to acknowledge the centenary of the Heidelberg Eltham railway line in 2002. Includes copies of letters to various potential stakeholders and partners. A3 folded information leaftlet with historical information and photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Folders 110

Folder - Eltham District Historical Society history

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Eltham District Historical Society history booklet, 3 pages Includes "Shire of Eltham Historical Society, draft statement of purposes and rules for incorporation", [1967] Chronology of office bearers

booklet, 3 pages

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Includes "Shire of Eltham Historical Society, draft statement of purposes and rules for incorporation", [1967] Chronology of office bearers 1967-2010

Folder - Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Hurstbridge Line Upgrade 3 pages, I photo HG Folders 108 and 115 Correspondence and information from the State Government about the Hurstbridge Line upgrade 2010. Also includes newspaper articles

3 pages, I photo

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Correspondence and information from the State Government about the Hurstbridge Line upgrade 2010. Also includes newspaper articles, Nillumbik Shire Council minutes report, map and contextual information regarding the Eltham Major Activity Centre structure Plan 2009. The main area of concern was the plan to reconfigue the Eltham stabling yard.

Inscriptions & Markings

HG Folders 108 and 115

Folder - Eltham War Memorial

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Eltham War Memorial 17 pages (copies) Documents relating to the Eltham War Memorial buildings located at 903-907 Main Road, Eltham. Abbreviated notes (timeline) of the Eltham War Memorial Trust 1943-1967

17 pages (copies)

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Documents relating to the Eltham War Memorial buildings located at 903-907 Main Road, Eltham. Abbreviated notes (timeline) of the Eltham War Memorial Trust 1943-1967 compiled by H.G. in 1997 Copies of various minutes of meetings of the Women's Auxilary and Eltham War Memorial Trust Council 1950 - 1955 Details re the manufacture and purchase and photos of the Honour Board Undated newspaper article: Eltham's War Memorial (A journey in time) and newspaper article "Diamond Valley Leader" August 18, 2004. In May 2020, the Heritage Council Victoria did not recommend the site for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Folder - Eltham Fire Brigade

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Newspaper Eltham Fire Brigade 8 pages Copies of historical newspaper articles 1928-1929 in regards to the Eltham Fire Brigade Fire Station's new home, Reel House and Bell Tower harry gilham collection

8 pages

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Copies of historical newspaper articles 1928-1929 in regards to the Eltham Fire Brigade Fire Station's new home, Reel House and Bell Tower

Folder - Avenue of Honour, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder Newspaper Avenue of Honour, Eltham 26 pages The idea, development and maintenance of an Avenue of Honour followed the suggestion in 1918 to "memoralise the brave deeds of our soldiers" in World War One

26 pages

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The idea, development and maintenance of an Avenue of Honour followed the suggestion in 1918 to "memoralise the brave deeds of our soldiers" in World War One. It was planted in Main Road, formerly Maria Street, Eltham. Folder contains photocopies of transcribed newspaper articles 1918-1925, photocopy from Eltham Shire Council correspondence, 1921, copy of list of residents from the Shire of Eltham who enlisted in World War One, minutes of "Welcome Home Committee", 1919. Photocopies of photos of Avenue over time.