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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These walls speak volumes

Victoria’s local history community have been waiting eagerly for the sequel to Pam Baragwanath and Ken James’ Mechanics Institute’s history. If the Walls Could Speak. These Walls Speak Volumes is now available. This book represents early Victorian history. They were local, independent, self –funded and self-help initiatives. They were the forerunner to public libraries and…
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Whittlesea Autumn Heritage Rally

Veteran, vintage and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage stationery engines, street rods, working crawler tractors, old machinery, horse drawn vehicles and equipment, working horses and more will be on display at the Whittlesea Showgrounds, Whittlesea on the weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2016. For more information visit Whittlesea Autumn Heritage Rally…
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11th Battalion A.I.F.

Do you have an ancestor in the 11th Battalion? Was he in this photo taken on 10 January 1915 at the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt? The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) is working on identifying the 703 soldiers in this photo – and have already achieved some success. For further information visit 11th Battalion A.I.F…
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Ravenswood

The first meeting for Heidelberg Historical Society will feature author Jennifer O'Donnell about the research for her book Ravenswood. She will discuss the mansion's design and decoration and the changes made over time, culminating in detailed descriptions of the restoration work undertaken by skilled artisans. Ravenswood located in Beauview Parade, Ivanhoe was built by Robert Kennedy. The property, originally 16…
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