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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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Contact Information

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PO Box 137 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

Key words

timber beam
eltham barrel

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photographs - Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel

Key words

timber beam
eltham barrel

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photographs - Recycled timber beam from Eltham Barrel

Key words

timber beam
eltham barrel

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Folder - H and B Beams

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h beams
b beams

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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eltham
eltham barrel

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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bill muller, des hill, eltham barrel

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

Historical information

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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eltham
eltham barrel
kalbar road
natalie mews

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

eltham
eltham barrel
kalbar road
natalie mews
fire damage - buildings

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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eltham
eltham barrel
kalbar road
natalie mews

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph - Last of the Eltham Barrel, 1 November 1989

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eltham
eltham barrel
kalbar road
natalie mews
fire damage - buildings

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph - Research/Eltham East

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research
eltham east
main road
kalbar road
transmission lines
eltham barrel

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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happy medium photo co.
eltham barrel
souvenir

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)

Historical information

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

roads
main road
kalbar road
brian cadd
eltham barrel
kids of rock
max merritt
shane bourne

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

Historical information

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

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bridges
diamond creek
main road
eltham south

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

kalbar road
eltham
research (vic.)
main road

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

kalbar road
eltham
research (vic.)
main road

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

kalbar road
eltham
research (vic.)
main road

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

kalbar road
eltham
research (vic.)
main road

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

eltham
main road, eltham
road
eltham barrel

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)

Historical information

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)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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

Key words

68 mount pleasant road, george coop collection, templestowe cool store, eltham, houses

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.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham