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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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Lodge

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Seal of office

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Back to Nhill & District - 1964

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Community Centre Minutes

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1987 A&P 103rd Show Catalogue

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Story of the Royal Family

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Noske Mill

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lambing Hut & Woorak Centenary Book & Case

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lowan Shire Councillors 1924

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding photo - O'Dea

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Fire tools - suit of armour stand

Camera

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Swift shoot box camera

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Famous Newspages 1923 - 1973

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Diary - 1933

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1 Tower of London Souvenir

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wimmera by Les

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Illustrated London News - May 4 1912

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Victoria Reader, Seventh book

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2 x Nhill from Silo

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Poetical works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Shire Hall

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Methodist Church opening Sept 13 1925

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate from Aust. Military Forces 1946

1947 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1947 white all over lace gown, long sleeves, high collar, fully lined with generous train

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

8 x War Years

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Programme 1976 Back To

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Meat mincer

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

"Whopper Stopper" for heaviest fish of year

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Water Board 1891-1991

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill A & P Society 1962

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

Nhill Water Board Rate Book, x 11 (1966-1970 <1&2, 3&4>), (1971-1975<1,2,3 &4>), (1976-1981 <1 & 2 & X>), (1982-1987 <1 & 2>).

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1890 Prescription Book - Chemist Shop

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph x 5 of "Back to Nhill 1976"

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

College Magazine 2008

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

School Re-union in April 2001 - Class of 1956-68

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1929 Booklet

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

NFP newspapers 1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1986,1993,1994

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Charlton silver trophy

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Hangar

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

"Jones" sewing machine used by her mother

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Honey tin of A.H. Hendy - Diapur

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden wedding, Fred Welsh

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Meat platter - white brown pattern

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lake Albacutya 1974/75

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Sausage making machine

Medicine

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Moone's Emerald Oil from Clinton Williams Pty ltd Sydney

Photo

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

R. Ridgwell, family butcher

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1907 Calendar- W. Brooks, watchmaker & jeweller

Memorial

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Bronze plaque - Gold Escort Route

Furniture

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

St. Marks Diapur Anglican Church Lectern