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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc. Nhill, Victoria

Nhill & District Historical Society has a domestic collection and an archive of photographs and newspapers. A collection of household goods, linen and clothing including day wear, evening gowns and wedding dresses, includes household items and the John Shaw Neilson display.

The Archive contains photographs, records of past and present community clubs, newspapers of Nhill Free Press from 1882 thru to today, which are all used for family research to the public by emailing nhillhistorical@gmail.com

Contact Information

location
104 - 106 Macpherson Street Nhill Victoria (map)
phone
+61 03 5391 2185 home 03 5391 3131
Contact

Opening Hours

Tueasday and Thursday 2pm - 5pm or by appointment

Entry Fee

gold coin donation

Location

104 - 106 Macpherson Street Nhill Victoria

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Archive collection of photographs, Nhill Free Press newpapers 1882 to present day, Shire rates, cemetery records, family histories.
Museum has a collection of household items, wedding gowns and other personal articles. A John Shaw Neilson collection.

Significance

Collection is based on items of the Hindmarsh Shire Council area

Geoff Goonan 21 November 2014 4:31 PM

We lived in Nhill from 1952 to 1957 in the New Treasury Hotel (on the site of the Fire Brigade). My father, Arthur Goonan, lost his Liquor license I think due to serving liquor after 6pm more than 3 times. I wonder if you have newspaper clippings of news stories or court reportings of this event? Is is possible to view articles online of the Nhill Free Press for this period?

John Nietfield 21 December 2014 1:29 AM

Hello, I'm researching the ancestory for family NIETFELD or NIETFIELD. I believe our family resided in Nhill and surrounding location from 1860s to 1950s. Any process, guidance or direction to information online would be appreciated, thank you John Nietfield Perth WA mob 0412313441

John Nietfield 21 December 2014 1:30 AM

Hello, I'm researching the ancestry for family NIETFELD or NIETFIELD. I believe our family resided in Nhill and surrounding location from 1860s to 1950s. Any process, guidance or direction to information online would be appreciated, thank you John Nietfield Perth WA mob 0412313441

Frances Whitehead 1 May 2015 7:30 PM

Looking for any photos of the plastic factory - inside/outside; with/without staff Looking for any photos of the aerodrome when in military service and anything else.

Bronwyn Moon 18 May 2015 3:10 PM

I'm searching for information about H. Henstridge and E.Ham from Nhill.They were members of the 14th Battalion AIF Band from WW1 and were mentioned in a Diary belonging to my GreatUncle 2nd Lieutenant Augustine ((Gus) Harris from Echuca who was the Bandmaster and in charge of the stretcher bearers. We have lost his official army photo, his Diary and letters so hoping that you may be able to help!

Mary Ann Tatarskyj 23 July 2015 11:44 AM

I AM LOOKING FOR AND INFORMATION ON EDWARD KELLY OR HIS "WIFE" MARY ANN BEST. I HAVE HEARD THAT KELLY TOWN WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. I BELIEVE THEY WERE SOME OF FIRST RESIDENTS OF NHILL ABOUT 1880's. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.

Romana Challans 13 September 2015 12:28 PM

I am looking for information on the Draper's shop, specifically around the mid 1940s, just after the war ended. My father used to stay with someone he called Aunt Winifred with his family, but he is not sure of her relationship or, sadly, her last name! Any clues would be gratefully accepted.

Bruce Payne 13 March 2016 4:41 PM

In June this year it will be 100 years since the railway to Yanac opened on 27th June 1916. I've compiled an extensive article on the history of the Jeparit - Yanac Railway. During 1939 an extensive grain silo building operation took place and the construction of the silos at Detpa and Lorquon took place. Would you be able to confirm when the silos were constructed at Netherby and Yanac took place? Ready for the 1940-41 season, but I'm unable to qualify this. But I do know that a Henry Newcombe was killed on 13/5/1940 after falling in the Yanac silo (whilst under construction?) Hope you maybe able to help? Bruce Payne

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate from Governor General 1941

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42 Overseas postcards

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Cape-rabbit fur, made up in Melbourne from local rabbits

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The Treasury Reserve 2000x2

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Australia at Arms

Flags

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"Back To Nhill" 2009 Street Parade Banner

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Annual report

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Collection of research material

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Back to Nhill 1976

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Memoirs of Bill Morrison

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2 x The Bold Type

1942 Wedding dress

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Wedding Dress Lottie McDonald

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Frank Davis - Certificate from Shire of Lowan 1946

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Envelope - 1929 Back To

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Fox fur - light

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Invoices - Kilpatrick 1954 & 1963

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Booklet by M. Bywaters

Medicine

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Moone's Emerald Oil from Clinton Williams Pty ltd Sydney

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Lodge group

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Map of Nhill - framed

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The Land of the Lowan

Domestic Item

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Meat platter - white - oval

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Poster of Grain stick shed in Murtoa

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Dust coat

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Salvation Army Magazine - March/April 1932

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Land of the Lowan

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Sent to Mr & Mrs Towns form son James on world travels

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The Family of James Pilgrim

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7 Lynch family

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Crochet items x 3

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Methodist Church 1948

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Golden wedding, Fred Welsh

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Tattyarra - Kaniva History - HK 3

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Once a farmer 1890-1978

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1 x Field Day catalogue

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Nhill Race Club

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Parliament of Victoria 2001

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Shawl - black - fringed

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Flower Show entry form 193, 1982-1995

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Eastman Kodak folding camera

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Bouquet

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Ash Wednesday 1983 bushfires

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Nhill Methodist Church opening Sept 13 1925

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W.E. Goldsworthy

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Frock & Jacket-gold satin - late 1930's,purchased in Nhill

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Goldsworthy Park- band rotunda end

Societies

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Show prize cards from Miss H. Reichelt

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Noske Mill

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Caithess - Monumental Inscriptions -pre 1855

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Frank Davis - Certificate from Aust. Military Forces 1946