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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
PO Box 170 Nhill Victoria 3418 (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

102-104 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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Badge - Shire of Lowan - Centenary medal 1876 - 1976

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Metropolitan District

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Australia Album - The past in pictures

Book - Friedrich Wurfel

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Costume - Netherby Football Club Blazer

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Meat platter - white - oval

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Map of Nhill - framed

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Clay pot

Photograph

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Goldsworthy Park - memorial end

Photograph

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Glass slides - Little Desert x 26

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Poster of Grain stick shed in Murtoa

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Victorian Business Man's Compendium 1915

Book - Back to Nhill 2009

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

4 pieces

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Australian flag

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

South of the Line - HW 14.2

Domestic - Tin - silver, wedding cake tin

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

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Dahlenburgs with 1984 trophy

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Yanac Flower Show 1960-1989

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

"Who Was CB Alexander" by D Brouwer

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Fire tools - suit of armour stand

Uniform - Slouch hat

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photo

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22 Photograph

Costume

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Pantaloons - white

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Papers clippings folder

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 x various Book

Photograph - Photo on tin - Stock & Station Agents

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Nhill Braas Band 1897

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Souvenir of Nhill folder 1950

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Award submissions 1972

1951 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1951 cream all over lace gown, long sleeves, full skirt falling into train