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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 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

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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Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute book 1980 - 1998

Uniform

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Airforce - Mess Dress uniform of E.R. Dart

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Goldsworthy Home

Book - Lodge manuals

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 copies

Photograph - Fancy post cards

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

36 pieces

Book - St. Andrew Church Nhill - Centenary/History 1964

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - Civil Engineers Pocket Book, Third edition 1916

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Agriculture Bureau - Minute book

Costume - Baby dress - cream cotton

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Silver cake plate "Flock Weaners" Trophy 1983

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

RAAF plaque

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Certificate Young Workers & Patriotic Guild

Document - Nhill Community Centre Minutes

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Nhill Swap Regatta 1908

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Constitution of Vic. Division of Liberal Party of Australia

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Race Club

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Night gown - 1892 Mrs Hewett

Book - Our Charlie by Elizabeth Lane

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Walking stick with leather platting

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 x Nhill from Silo

1946 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1946 cream crepe gown, long sleeves and small train

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Music Book, Nhill & District Highland Pipe Band

Societies - Boy Scout Shirt 1949-51

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate Vic. Auto Chamber of Commerce

Book - Dept of Agriculture of Vic 1926

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Bomb Shelter

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

4 x photos in frames of Private Raymond Lindsay Clark

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Dust coat

Costume - Wedding Dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Historical information

This dress was worn by Alice Bell on her marriage to Henry Whisson in 1902.

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Collection of research material

Book - Pear Cyclopaedia 66th edition

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Chain of Office 1968-1985

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Tractor pull banner

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Australia Album - The Post in Pictures

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Horseshoes & good luck charms x 22

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Noske Mill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Royal Agricultural Society of Vic 1932

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Adelaide to Melbourne

Domestic - Rug making needle

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 photographs

Historical information

Once owned by Sam Chandler.

Book - Broughton School No. 3094 1949 & 1954

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 pieces

Domestic - Date stamp

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Souvenir folder of Nhill

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Balrootan Nth State School 1913

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Booklet by M. Bywaters

Book - English & Spelling + two memo books

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - Wool Sales Record Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Costume - Orange blossom buttonhole

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

A Portrait - W.L. Brockman by Ruth Johnston

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

42 Greeting cards