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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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773 items

Certificate

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Premier Town Contest Certificate 1973

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

18 x Photograph

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1 x Field Day catalogue

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Two piece Cream dress - no details

Certificate

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Education Certificate x 3

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Hand Sickle

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Letter describing wedding dress of Brenda Bywaters(nee Crute)

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

A. & Society badge 1933

1937 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1937three piece beige lace gown, consisting dress with long sleeve jacket, front collar of fur and a matching hat

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Lowan Hall & Wesley Church 1925

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Coronation Book of King George VI

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Novels x 3

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years of Stawell

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Constitution Dimboola Citizen Band 1949 - to Dimboola Society

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Annual Report 2008-2009

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Silver tray "Flock Sheep" Trophy 1984

Medicine

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

De Witts, pills in bottle

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Badge 1929 Back To

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1936 pictorials, Weekly Times

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden wedding, Fred Welsh

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Swimming pool x 2

1980 Wedding gown

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1980 white chiffon gown, long sleeves, blouse at waistline, sunray pleated skirt

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x Winniam "back To" 1976

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Harvest time

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Vacuum cleaner - Ediswan Junior

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Music Book, Nhill & District Highland Pipe Band

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Fox fur - light

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Mad as Rabbits by Elizabeth Lane(paper back)

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

A&P Society-Ladies Committee-Minute Book etc.

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Certificate Young Workers & Patriotic Guild

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

School 1950's

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

First Flour Bag of Lowan Whole Foods

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Australian Soldiers Pocket Book

Trophy & Awards

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Button "Back to Nhill" 1929

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Handkerchiefs on original box - irises

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill A & P Society 1923

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Victorian Reader 7th

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x Nhill from Silo

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1 x Nhill Hospital approx. 1946

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Aviation address 2011 & DVD

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Bark picture John Shaw Neilson Cottage by Ken Barra 1989

Furniture

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

St. Marks Diapur Anglican Church Lectern

Uniform

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

DPU Uniform & boots, Naval Petty Officer (returned to R.S.L.)

Certificate

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Gallagher Marriage Certificate

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Steel number punches, small

Toys

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Children's Cricket game

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Glove stretchers x 2

Post card

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Postcard of Post Office

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Sydney Gazette No. 1

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Yanac Flower Show 1960-1989