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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
102 - 104 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

102 - 104 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

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Soldiers Lounge 1930

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

"Blacksmiths & Service Stations of Nhill" by Mike Kingwill

Uniform

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Caps x 2

Costume

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7 x feathers

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2 x The Bold Type

1980 Wedding gown

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

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Austral History reader

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1st 8hour day Committee

Clothing

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Scout jumper

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Vic. Govt. Gazettes Jan-June 1874

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College magazine for 2012

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Scrapbook & clippings - research papers

Domestic Item

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1964 "Back to Nhill" button

Costume

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Cash Book- Nhill Junior Tennis

Photograph

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Sir Rohan Delocombe opening J.S.N. Memorial at Haycroft

Domestic Item

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Glasses x 2 Nhill Centenary 1984

Document

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Newspaper - Dec 1st 1952

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South of the Line - HW 14.2

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Pioneer Days in Western Victoria

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Nhill Methodist Church opening Sept 13 1925

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A&P Society 125th year Show Book 2009

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Boxdale homestead

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Tractor pull banner

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Lowan Shire Hall

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Tins x 8

Book

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The Cannell Connection on CD - Thomas Rackman Cannell

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Photograph - Back to Woorak 1964

Costume

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Petticoat - white & bonnet Mrs Cramer

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Dept. of Agriculture of Vic 1926

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Near The Big One- Ni Ni

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In the Heart of the Wimmera Wheatland, 1948 Souvenir of Nhill

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

5 x unveiling Airmen's Memorial Anzac Day 2011

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Horseshoes & good luck charms x 22

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Hobart Town Gazette Vol. 1 & 2

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Souvenir Programme of opening concert

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Herald Sun (The first) Oct, 8th 1990

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

A Portrait - W.L. Brockman by Ruth Johnston

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Walter Welsch, Missionary, Lorquon Church

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Frank Edward Davis - Extract of Birth Certificate

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Passenger Terminal

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A Centenary History- Aust. Natives History HN 42

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Diary - 1933

Societies

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"Whopper Stopper" for heaviest fish of year

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Trooper James Conway

Domestic Item

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Milk bottle - Woods Dairy

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding dress, cream English crepe 1949

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Post Office first day cover 1987

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Profile & inspector reports

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The House of Hamlyn 1801-1997, Thomas Hamlyn & Susannah Rick