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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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Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Profile & inspector reports

1906 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1906 two piece deep cream satin brocade gown, long sleeves with embroidery on front and collar, many gored skirt falling into train

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Hospital Report 1982

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nightgown - Celanese - white

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Victorian Tales 2002 x 2

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lowan Shire Councillors 1924

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Newspaper 1953 - 1954 The Queen

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

South of the Netting Fence

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

College magazine for 2012

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Free Press of Sept.20th 1956

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute book Wimmera Field Naturalist Club of Kiatia

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1936 pictorials, Weekly Times

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

picture folder of Nhill

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Rosebank Homestead

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Discovery of the Westmacott-Lacey Ancestors

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Booklet - Sale of Mt. Elgin & Winiman Estates

DVD

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Methodist Church 1948

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Smith history

Medicine

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Moone's Emerald Oil from Clinton Williams Pty ltd Sydney

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

School tie- purple stripe

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Balrootan Nth State School 1913

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Greetings from Nhill

Furniture

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

St Marks Diapur Anglican Church Hymn board

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lowan Shire Centenary - 1976

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1936 souvenir photo folder of Nhill

DVD

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Harvest of 2009

Document

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Ararat on parade Dec 1970

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Handkerchiefs in original box

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years A. & P.

Uniform

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Airforce uniform, cap and beret

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Gerang Gerung Remembered

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

7 "Back to Nhill" 1948

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

7 x Invitation cards to Balls

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Intergroup contest 1996

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Coronation Book of King George VI

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill's Fabulous Century

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Medical Life of Service - Dr. AD Hensley

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Mallee Fowl x 2

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Centenary Celebrations 1980

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute Book March 1998 - April 1999

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Embroidered Slip

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Night gown - 1892 Mrs Hewett

Furniture

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Glass cabinets - Coles Stores, Lillimur

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Prefect Badge 1925

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x beaded jug covers

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Grass Skirt, New Guinea, 1945 by Ron Merry (Hazel brother)

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1 Tower of London Souvenir

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Higher Elementary School 1926