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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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Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

"Jones" sewing machine used by her mother

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill A & P Society 1958

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Free Press of Sept.20th 1956

Photograph

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Treasury Hotel

DVD

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

40 years of Luc A Duck

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Milk jug cover - crochet - "Greetings from Nhill"

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Back to Woorak 1964

Book

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

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"Beersheba" by Graeme Massey

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Badge 1929 Back To

Costume

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Nightdress - Mrs Hines

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Tales of Diapur

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2 x Certificates 1974-74 A&P Crop Competition

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

5 x unveiling Airmen's Memorial Anzac Day 2011

Book

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Nine Creeks to Albacitya

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1 x Winniam School

Book

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A Portrait - W.L. Brockman by Ruth Johnston

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Yanac General Store

Uniform

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Band uniform - Nhill/Dimboola, shirt, tie, hat

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

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Keep Australia Beautiful 1995 x 3

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Armistice Day - Netherby 1918 x 4

Costume

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Dust coat

Trophy & Awards

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Button "Back to Nhill" 1929

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Wedding dress, cream English crepe 1949

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Remembrance card - Rintoule

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Pantaloons - white

Trophy

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Prefect badge 1924

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Letter describing wedding dress of Brenda Bywaters(nee Crute)

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill A & P Society 1923

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

The Nhill Hospital 1882 - 1982

Trophy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Band trophy 1928

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Veil

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photo album, leather, black

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Lorquon Memorial Hall

1956 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

A 1956 wedding gown of white flocked nylon with satin trim and panels of satin in skirt finishing with train

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years of Nhill A. & P..

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

35 Family and Friends

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Land Conservation Council 1985 Wimmera area

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

College Magazine 1967

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5 x copies O'Gilpin Stores

Furniture

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St. Marks Diapur Anglican Church Alter rails

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Cash book, cheques, receipts etc. for archive box

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frank Davis - Certificate Vic. Auto Chamber of Commerce

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Steel number punches, small

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Four generation of Geramn Royals - framed

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Fox fur

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Gerang Gerung Centenary

Uniform

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Nhill Community Centre Plans