Eltham on Display

Visit the Eltham District Historical Society exhibition at Eltham Library during June. The exhibition includes a photograph collection from the former Shire of Eltham from the 1980's illustrating people and places, including these lovely ladies enjoying a bite in the sunshine. If you were involved in this photographic project, recognise any of the people photographed…
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Remembering ’67 Exhibition

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Heidelberg Historical Society a new exhibition has opened.  The local exhibition celebrates living in the City of Heidelberg in 1967. 50 years ago a number of local history groups were founded including the Shire of Eltham Historical Society now Eltham District Historical Society and Doncaster Templestowe…
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What a journey…

The integral philosophy of any bookmobile library service, now more commonly known as mobile libraries is to provide a library service to remote communities who otherwise cannot always access our traditional library buildings. Like our branch libraries (nine across our three council areas in addition to our Outreach Van), the service is subject to budgets…
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Poems from Strathewen Bushfire

The Black Saturday bushfires of Saturday 7 February 2009 impacted our local area, in particular the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik.  In the aftermath, a local photographer took some photographs which were donated to Yarra Plenty Regional Library last year.  They have since been added to our YPRL Local History Flickr account.  Poems…
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Tour of Main Road Eltham 1968

Eltham District Historical Society welcome members and visitors to the first meeting of the year on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Eltham Senior Citizen’s Centre.  The meeting will introduce Historypin. 50 years ago, in February 1968. Big changes to the Eltham township were afoot with the pending duplication of Main Road. A series of approximately…
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Arresting Women

Heidelberg Historical Society presents its first meeting for 2018 with a free talk: "Arresting women : Celebrating 100 years of women in the Victorian Police" by Colleen Wooley OAM. Tuesday 13 February, 2018  8 pm, at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. This talk is based on Colleen Wooley's Arresting Women of the…
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Eltham District Historical Society – 2018 Community Group of the Year

Nillumbik Shire Council this week recognised the work of The Eltham District Historical Society by awarding it the 2018 Community Group of the Year.  It was awarded at the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Eltham on 26th January 2018. Eltham District Historical Society President Jim Connor said: ‘I am very pleased to accept this award on…
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Fay Thomas Collection

The Fay Thomas Collection provides an insight into the lives of the local pioneering Thomas family, extended family and the broader community of the City of Whittlesea. The collection includes photographs, books, correspondence, manuscript material and ephemera dating from about the 1830's through to the present. The late Fay Thomas, great-granddaughter of Moses Thomas, was the…
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Greensborough – Do you recall?

Greensboorugh Historical Society have published their second volume of their collection of local stories.  Memories and photographs have been gathered from past and present residents from Greensborough, Watsonia, Greenhills, Briar Hill, Grace Park and Montmorency. Do You Recall?l is available for loan and by visiting the Diamond Valley Library local history collection…
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