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Eltham District Historical Society Inc Eltham, Victoria

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

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

Visitors and new members are always welcome

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

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

Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment only; contact edhsoffice@gmail.com

Location

728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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 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)

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)

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 229 August 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

- Wednesday 10th August; 'Creators, Makers and Shakers' • Heritage Excursion - Maroondah Aqueduct Walk - Saturday 3rd September • Eltham District's Early History • The Eltham Barrel by Jim Allen • Eltham Taps Run Dry • A Footnote on Shoestring • Membership

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

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Contents: • The Society's 50th Anniversary 2017 by Russell Yeoman • Our Next Meeting - Wednesday 10th August; 'Creators, Makers and Shakers' • Heritage Excursion - Maroondah Aqueduct Walk - Saturday 3rd September • Eltham District's Early History • The Eltham Barrel by Jim Allen • Eltham Taps Run Dry • A Footnote on Shoestring • Membership Subscriptions • The Little Church in St Helena by Maureen Smith • St Katherine's Church in St Helena • Beauty Spots • ... and also • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Significance

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

Book - Diamond Valley sketchbook / text by Brian McKinlay ; drawings by Graham Hawley

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Charterisville, Weller's Pub, The Barrel, Eltham, Hassall's Gallery, The Old Bridge, Greensborough, Diamond Valley Shire Offices, Greensborough, St Katherine's Chapel, Yan Yean Reservoir, Mernda Hotel, Mernda Mechanics Institute, Old Barn, Mernda, Parade College

Paperback; 63 p. : ill., maps ; 22cm.

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Contents include short articles and illustrations of historic properties within the municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Including The Griffin House, Rosehill, Lower Plenty, The Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, St John's Church, Heidelberg, Banyule, Heidelberg, Trestle Bridge, Eltham, Diamond Valley railway, The Shillinglaw Cottage, Eltham, Montsalvat, Old England Hotel, Heidelberg, Eltham Primary School, Mud brick homes, Eltham, Sweeney's Cottage, Eltham, Pound Pend Tunnel, The Gold Memorial, Potter's Cottage, Memorial Tower, Charterisville, Weller's Pub, The Barrel, Eltham, Hassall's Gallery, The Old Bridge, Greensborough, Diamond Valley Shire Offices, Greensborough, St Katherine's Chapel, Yan Yean Reservoir, Mernda Hotel, Mernda Mechanics Institute, Old Barn, Mernda, Parade College, La Trobe University.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0851795692

Photograph - Eltham from Eltham Cemetery, December 1984.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Eltham from Eltham Cemetery, December 1984. Colour photograph of Eltham valley looking north west from Eltham Cemetery, December 1984 eltham eltham cemetery cemeteries

Colour photograph of Eltham valley looking north west from Eltham Cemetery, December 1984

Folder - George Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Folder George Eltham Folder of information on George Eltham, Helmsman, 'Young Australian' george eltham marilynne eltham

Folder of information on George Eltham, Helmsman, 'Young Australian'

Photograph - Wedding of Sarah Ann Bird (b.1881) to Edward Ernest Pepper (b.1874) held at the Bird family home of "View Hill', Eltham, 1904

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Wedding of Sarah Ann Bird (b.1881) to Edward Ernest Pepper (b.1874) held at the Bird family home of "View Hill', Eltham, 1904 Digital copy of framed sepia photograph Sarah Bird 4th from left (seated

Digital copy of framed sepia photograph

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Sarah Bird 4th from left (seated) and Edward Pepper on her left (standing). George Bird, 2nd from right (seated). George Bird her great-grandfather and Sarah Bird and Edward Pepper, her grandparents. [from Evelyn Observer and Bourke East Record, morning edition, 18 November 1904, p. 3:] ORANGE BLOSSOM. The marriage of Miss Sarah A. Bird, eldest daughter of Mr George Bird, of "View Hill," Eltham, to Mr Ernest Edward Pepper, of Diamond Creek, was celebrated at the residence of the bride's parents on Wednesday, 9th November, 1904. The ceremony took place at 4 p.m. and was performed by the Rev Percey Knight, B.A., of Alphington. The bride entered the drawing room with her father who gave her away, and the Wedding March, was nicely played by Miss Wild. The bride was prettily dressed in creme voile nicely tucked and gathered, trimmed with guipure lace and silk ruching, sprays of orange blossom, wreath and veil, and she carried a shower bouquet. Her travelling dress was a very pretty blue. The brides-maids were Miss Ethel Barker dressed in pale green voile trimmed with creme guipure lace and silk ruching; and Miss Button in creme voile, guipure lace, silk ruching; both carried pretty bouquets. The groomsmen were Mr Lorimer, of Diamond Creek, and Mr George Bird, brother of the bride. Between forty and fifty relatives and friends partook of a bountifully provided and nicely laid out breakfast. The usual toasts were honored, and congratulations were freely tendered "to the happy couple". The decorations were very tastefully executed by Miss Beatrice Nelson, and Mr Sayers. The evening was very pleasantly spent in singing, recitations, games, and other suitable pastimes, while others "tipped the light fantastic toe". About 10 p.m., "while all was merry as a marriage bell", the bride and bridegroom departed secretly "to cheat surprise and prying eyes". The presents were numerous and handsome:– Parents of the bride, sewing machine; Miss A. Bird, silver breakfast cruet; Miss N. Bird, bread board and knife; Master A. Bird, pair glass dishes; Master R. Bird, pair photo frames; Mr Sayers, tea set; Miss Kidd, silver jam dish and spoon; Miss Wilkinson, carpet; Mr J. Kilpatrick, cheque; Mr W. Kilpatrick, clock; Miss Kilpatrick, silver butter knife; Mr J. H. Kilpatrick, hand painted mirror; Mrs Kerwin, pictures; Mrs Gilsenan, the handsome wedding cake; Mrs Nelson, Japanese occasional table; Misses Nelson, jugs and candlestick; Mrs Bunker, silver cruet stand; Miss Bunker, hand-painted vases; Miss E. Bunker, epergne; Mr E. Bunker, crumb tray and brush; Miss Jessie Gilsenan, cake stand; Mr Harold Gilsenan, auger basin and ornaments; Mr Lorimer, silver breakfast cruet; Mr A. Collins and Miss Jones, epergne; Miss Cassie Sweeney, jardiniere; Miss Ida and Ollie Cooper, silver butter dish; Miss Mills, large vases; Misses M. and F. Shillinglaw, handsome oak clock; Misses C. and E. Shillinglaw, pair large pictures; Mr Lucas and Miss Sutton, silver butter dish and knife, and silver jam dish and spoon; Miss M. and A. Short, teapot, cheese dish, and tumblers; Mr and Mrs J. Anderson, butter dish; Miss Williams, pen tray; Miss Griffiths, vases; Mr I. Hill, cheque; Miss Wild, biscuit barrel; Mr, Mrs and Miss Brown, trifle bowl and crystal jug; Mrs Weller, water jug and glasses; Mrs Hadfield, pair glass dishes and butter dish; Mr and Mrs Blackney, photo frames; Mr Wilson, beaded basket pin cushion; Mr Linsy, cheque; Mrs Linsy, fruit dish; Mrs Stebbing, pair candle sticks; Mrs Blanchard, pictures.

Photograph - Council Chambers, Shire of Eltham, 895 Main Road, Eltham, c.1990

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Council Chambers, Shire of Eltham, 895 Main Road, Eltham, c.1990 Colour photograph council chambers eltham eltham shire office main road shire of eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Eltham District Historical Society Display, Eltham Festival, Alistair Knox Park, Eltham, 13 Nov 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Eltham District Historical Society Display, Eltham Festival, Alistair Knox Park, Eltham, 13 Nov 2016 Born Digital Australia Victoria Eltham activities eltham district historical society eltham eltham

Born Digital

Photograph - Aerial view of Eltham Shire Office and Eltham Library precinct, 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Aerial view of Eltham Shire Office and Eltham Library precinct, 1994 Colour photograph of oblique aerial view centred on Eltham Library, 1994 eltham eltham library eltham shire offices eltham central

Colour photograph of oblique aerial view centred on Eltham Library, 1994

Photograph - Southern (Library) end of Eltham Shire Office

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Southern (Library) end of Eltham Shire Office Colour photograph eltham library eltham shire office

Colour photograph

Photograph - Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Eltham Courthouse, 730 Main Road, Eltham Colour photograph local history centre eltham courthouse

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Photograph - Eltham Festival Parade, Main Road

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Eltham Festival Parade, Main Road Colour photograph banners eltham festival shire of eltham historical society

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Photograph - Construction of Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham, 1993

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc Photograph Construction of Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham, 1993 Colour photograph construction eltham library

Colour photograph