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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 [email protected]

Contact Information

location
102-104 Macpherson Street Nhill Victoria 3418 (map)
phone
+61 Kay - home 03 5391 3131 mobile 0428 512 730

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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Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Plans of Post Office 1887

Trophy - Silver tea service

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

6 pieces

Document

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Newspaper clippings

Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Beard box - glass - clear

Book - John Shaw Neilson by James Devaney

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Domestic Item

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Letter holder

Certificate - Berevence card of Francis Mary Kennedy

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Document

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Frank Davis -Letter Vic Auto Chamber of Commerce

Uniform

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Tie - navy

Photo

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7 x Floods in Nhill

Photograph

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Goldsworthy/Coles truck Nhill

Photograph

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12 x approx. 6" x 4"

Book - Doring/Doering family

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

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

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book - Back to Nhill 1964

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Document - County maps - Winiam & Kinimakata

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

2 copies

Photograph - Group of soldiers - A.H. Scroop, 3rd row 5th in

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Domestic Item

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Iron - cream/black - Simpson

Book

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Golden Years of Nhill A. & P..

Certificate

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Gallagher Marriage Certificate

Domestic - Set of household scales and 9 weights

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Book

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Bible from c.1878

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Minute Book 1978-Nhill Junior Tennis

Book

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The Nhill Hospital

Societies

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Drum

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Yanac Uniting Church - front view

Document - Newspaper clippings

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Costume

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School skirt - blue check

Book - The Etude 1924-sheets of music- 50 songs by Robert Franz

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Back to Woorak 1964