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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

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Mad as Rabbits by Elizabeth Lane(paper back)

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Project brochures x 2

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Boyeo Football Team

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nightdress - Mrs Hines

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Bible from c.1878

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Honour Board; President. Secretary. Bandmaster, Life members

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Calendar, 1908, framed Goldsworthy, Coles & Co.

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill's Fabulous Century

DVD

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

40 years of Luc A Duck

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frock - purple - child's

Instrument

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Addressing machine

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Spoon - St. George Centenary

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1907 Calendar- W. Brooks, watchmaker & jeweller

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Higher Elementary School 1926

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Infantry Drill 1889

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lavender water, soap, smelling salts -Potter & Moore

Furniture

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

St. Marks Diapur Anglican Church Lectern

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute book 1980 - 1998

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x hats

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Veil

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Metropolitan District

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Commercial Hotel fire

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lowan Shire Centenary

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill PO & water tower

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x shooting sticks (seats) of Arthur (Paddy) McDonald

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 x Rail car "Peanut" at Yanca & Nhill

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Newspaper - Dec 1st 1952

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Newspaper clipping

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Dress - black crepe day frock

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Constitution of Vic. Division of Liberal Party of Australia

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Aviation address 2011 & DVD

1936 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding dress 1936 Sally Dixon

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Rell silk thread, grey

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Back to Nhill 1929 framed page of The Weekly Times

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Heritage of Victoria 1981

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank McCarteney -2 x Lodge collars

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

7 x people

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Chain of Office 1968-1985

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Tarranyurk from Selection

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Armistice Day - Netherby 1918 x 4

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Annual Reports - 1929 - 1974

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Petticoat - white - Gladys Edwards

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Slides of Queens visit to Nhill 1954

Clothing

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Scout Hat

Clothing

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Fox Fur Stoles x 2

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding dress - crepe 1938

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Chairs x 2 for JSN cottage

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Annual Report 2008-2009

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Company Drill 1914

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Annual report