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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
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

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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Photograph - 1987 Post Centenary

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x 1987 Post Centenary

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Blazer-Bowls of father John David Blackwell (Jack)

Photograph - Photograph of wedding group

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Historical information

Once owned by Pat Clark.

Costume - Baby jacket - cream crochet

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

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Goldsworthy Store 1960

Book - One Man's Dream -Whimpy at Little Desert Lodge

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Societies

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Honour board; President. Secretary.

Photograph

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Ethel Emerson

Book - Doring/Doering family

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Photograph

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Graves of Air force men x 6

Photograph

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Nhill Soldiers Lounge 1930

Book

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Our Royal Family

Book

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Souvenir of Nhill

Domestic Item

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1 x hat case

Photograph - Souvenir of Nhill folder 1950

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Domestic Item

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Glasses x 5 Shire of Lowan 1876-1976

Photograph - WWI

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x WW1

Document - Nhills Faboulus Centenary book - set up papers, film etc

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - Progress of Nhill

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document

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details on diesel rail cars

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Annual Reports - 1975 - 2008

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

In Just five years RAAF in Nhill 1941-1946

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

School skirt - blue check

Photograph

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Nhill Race Club

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Austral History reader

Certificate - Berevence card of Francis Mary Kennedy

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic Item

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Silver tray "Flock Sheep" Trophy 1984

Costume

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2 x Police Uniform

Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Frock - grey cotton lace

Book - 2018 Trucking calendar

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - The Leisure Hour 1889

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - Chambers Encyclopiedia

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document - School Magazine 1979

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Certificate - certificates 1950 - 1956

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 copies

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.

Document - Nhill Motor Sports Club Minute Books 1970-73, 1973-74, 1974-84

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Historical information

Once owned by Eve Green.

Furniture - Board

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

St. Marks Rememberance Board

Book - Man on the Land

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document - Certificate

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Framed certificate of Nhill Sererage Authority

Costume - Velvet evening coat - black

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Uniform

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Tie - navy

Photograph - 40th Anniversary display, newspaper clippings on cardboard

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic - Money purse

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - David Jones catalogue 1941-42

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Costume - Lace pieces, cream

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 pieces

Costume - Petticoat

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

1947 Wedding dress

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years of Stawell

Book - Calendars 1984 R. Fletcher & Sons

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill