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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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775 items

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate from Shire of Lowan 1946

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

48 x Jaycees

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Souvenir folder of Nhill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x Centenary 1948

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Royal reader No. 6

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Soldiers Lounge 1930

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Night gown - 1892 Mrs Hewett

DVD

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

40 years of Luc A Duck

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lake Albacutya 1974/75

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years of Stawell

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Case and records

Post card

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Postcard of Nhill Railway Station

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nightgown - Celanese - white

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Treasure Book for children

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Postcard photo of Victoria St Nhill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Woorak Methodist(West) Church

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute Book Oct 1982 - April 1985

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Lowan Hall & Wesley Church 1925

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Chain of Office 1968-1985

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Commercial Hotel fire

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Embroidered Slip

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - various sizes x 50

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill's Fabulous Century

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Mad as Rabbits by Elizabeth Lane(paper back)

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Show prize cards from Miss H. Reichelt

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nightie - cream cotton, blue embroidery

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate Vic. Auto Chamber of Commerce

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Bouquet

Photos

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x wedding photos

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Various Book - minutes etc.

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Little Desert

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Microfilm Nhill Free Press 1882 - 1885

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nightdress - Mrs Hines

Camera

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Swift shoot box camera

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Pears Cyclopaedia

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Soldiers Lounge 1930

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Milk bottle - Woods Dairy

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Letters

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Infantry Drill 1889

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Calendar, 1908, framed Goldsworthy, Coles & Co.

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lapel badges x 11

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Townsend Memoirs

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding photos - Netherby x 3

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x dresses, long velvet

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Glasses x 5 Shire of Lowan 1876-1976

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

School Blazer - Nhill School

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Promotional folder

shortbread biscuit mould

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Its wooden round biscuit mould with a slight crack in the back of this item, with rose design.

Inscriptions & Markings

Its got a small 4cm crack on the back of the mould,

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x beaded jug covers

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Manchester Unity information card