Eltham Memorials Walk

Over the the past two years the Eltham District Historical Society along with other similar  organizations has participated in the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. Their next heritage excursion on Saturday 7th May is a further event in that commemoration. Within the local area many memorials, honour boards and the like were installed after that…
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Local History Book launch – A History of St Margaret’s Church Eltham Vol 3

A History of Saint Margaret’s Church Eltham Volume 3 – The Post-War Years 1945 to 2015  by Dr. Geoffrey A. Sandy will be launched on Sunday 22 May at 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. The book will be launched by historian, Dr Andrew Lemon and Jim Connor President of the Eltham District Historical Society with Professor Dr Harry…
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Westgarthtown and World War One

Friends of Westgarthtown recently launched their documentary “Westgarthtown and World War One”. This documentary juxtaposes the treatment of citizens of German descent living in Westgarthtown with the experiences of their relatives who were fighting and dying for Australia during World War One. Almost 70 descendants of the German settlers of Westgarthtown fought on all battlefronts…
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Visit of USA Fleet

This photo is part of the Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.  American President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, 16 battleships and four destroyers of the United States Navy, all painted white, visited Melbourne (then the federal capital) from Saturday 29 August 1908 until the following Saturday. The Automobile Club of Victoria took 100 officers…
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Research Hotel

This photo is part of the Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection. Other than a title and information that it was taken before 1920, we knew little of this building. A discussion at a recent meeting of the Eltham District Historical Society suggested it was located on the current site of the Research Pre-School located…
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Laughing Waters Road

Jane Woollard will be the guest speaker for Eltham District Historical Society's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm. She will talk about her recently released book: Laughing Waters Road.  This book has recently been added to the local history collection at Eltham Library. Jane who was the local history officer at the Shire…
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