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Current Issue

Issue #235 – Aug 2017

  • History Matters by Jim Connor
  • 9th August Meeting – The Shallards of Montmorency
  • Heritage Excursion – Saturday 2nd September – An Eltham South Ramble
  • Montmorency Guiding Memories by Jean Ryan
  • Percy Leason: An Artist’s Life by Margot Tasca – Book review by Russell Yeoman
  • Eltham District Historical Society: Russell Yeoman by Jim Connor
  • 40 Years of Environmental Living by Janet Mattiske
  • Membership Subscriptions
  • Wellers Hotel of Kangaroo Ground – Part 1 by Jim Allen
  • Morrison Kleeman Real Estate
  • Our Sponsors
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Past Issues

Issue #234 – Jun 2017

  • A Hotel or two! by Jim Connor
  • 14th June Meeting – Walter Withers in Eltham
  • Heritage Excursion – Saturday 1st July – Eltham Lower Park – Walk and Talk
  • Some Important Changes – Please Note
  • Whatever happened to Jailhouse Rock? by Maureen Jones
  • Support from Eltham Rotary
  • Eltham District Historical Society: Alistair Knox by Jim Connor
  • Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative Ltd (The Co-op.)
  • Not Far Away
  • Subscriptions
  • Office Bearers 2017-2018
  • One Hundred Years Ago: Eltham and District – January-December 2017 by Liz Pidgeon
  • Victorian Collections
  • Our Sponsors
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #233 – Apr 2017

  • With a little help from our friends by Jim Connor
  • Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 12th April 2017
  • May Excursion – Eltham South Ramble
  • Don’t Forget
  • Audrey Josephine Cahn by Richard Pinn
  • Eltham District Historical Society: Stanley Simpson Addison
  • . . . . the story continues! by Jim Connor
  • The Christmas Hills Motorcycle Scramble Track by Jim Allen
  • What Were They Like? by Joan Castledine
  • Annual General Meeting (Notice and Agenda)
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #232 – Feb 2017

  • 1967 – A Year of Change by Jim Connor
  • Our Next Meeting – Wednesday 8th February (Trivia Night)
  • Open Day at Our Local History Centre – Saturday 4th March
  • The Shillinglaw Legacy by Russell Yeoman
  • Eltham District Historical Society by Jim Connor
  • Eltham Racecourse by Brian Membrey
  • The Eltham Report 1856
  • 2017 Program
  • Victorian Collections
  • … and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #231 – Dec 2016

  • Our Past, Present and Future by Jim Connor
  • A Peal of Bells by Mal Harrop
  • Eltham’s First Policeman by Jim Allen
  • Eltham NSW – Railway Cottage by Richard Pinn
  • Our Christmas Function
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #230 – Oct 2016

  • Our History by Jim Connor
  • Our Next Meeting – Wednesday 12th October
  • Heritage Excursion – Kileavey Walk and Talk – Saturday 5th November
  • The Festive Reason by Mal Harrop
  • History of Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge over the Plenty River at Greensborough by Anne Paul
  • One Hundred Years Ago: Eltham and District – July-December 1916 by Liz Pidgeon
  • From the Hurstbridge Advertiser 2 March 1923
  • Refurbishment of our Local History Centre
  • … and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #229 – Aug 2016

  • The Society’s 50th Anniversary 2017 by Russell Yeoman
  • Our Next Meeting – Wednesday 10th August; ‘Creators, Makers and Shakers’
  • Heritage Excursion – Maroondah Aqueduct Walk – Saturday 3rd September
  • Eltham District’s Early History
  • The Eltham Barrel by Jim Allen
  • Eltham Taps Run Dry
  • A Footnote on Shoestring
  • Membership Subscriptions
  • The Little Church in St Helena by Maureen Smith
  • St Katherine’s Church in St Helena
  • Beauty Spots
  • … and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #228 – Jun 2016

  • ‘Shoestring’ by Jim Connor
  • Our Next Meeting – Wednesday 8th June
  • Heritage Excursion – Back-track walk to Fitzsimons Lane – Saturday 2nd July
  • Crossing the Yarra at Eltham by Russell Yeoman
  • One Hundred Years Ago: Eltham and District – January-June 1916 by Liz Pidgeon
  • Recent Book Releases
  • Subscriptions
  • Office Bearer 2016-2017
  • … and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #227 – Apr 2016

  • Eltham District – Early History
  • Annual General Meeting – Laughing Waters
    Road: Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham with Jane Woollard
  • Heritage Excursion – Eltham War Memorials Walk – Saturday 7th May
  • An Interesting Little Historical Exercise by  Michael Aitken
  • Eltham’s Inclined Railway by Richard Pinn
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorations by Jim Connor
  • Kenneth Francis Pitts by Wendy Pitts-Butler
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • The Evelyn Observer
  • Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower
  • … and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #226 – Feb 2016

  • Every building has a history by Jim Connor
  • February Meeting – Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photo Collection
  • Heritage Excursion – Saturday 5th March – Eltham Cemetery
  • The Australian Blue Book by Jim Connor
  • Old Postcards of Eltham by Michael Aitken
  • Rob Roy by Jim Allen
  • Cranky Jimmy’s Ghost
  • 2016 Program
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #225 – Nov 2015

  • 1970 in Retrospect by Jim Connor
  • November Meeting – A Virtual Eltham Literary Tour
  • ANZAC Centenary interpretive signage
  • November Excursion – Panorama Heights Walk
  • Young History
  • Book Review – Montmorency – The Farm on the Plenty by Jim Connor
  • Our new banner and the Eltham Festival
  • A Lively Researcher from Research by Adrian Jones
  • Our Christmas Function
  • ….and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #224 – Sep 2015

  • A Currawong Takes Flight
  • September Meeting – Nillumbik Tales: Voices of our Elders
  • September Excursion – Research Aqueduct Walk
  • The Wackett Brothers by Jim Allen
  • Picnic at Wattle Glen by Richard Pinn
  • Murray’s Land
  • ….and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #223 – Jul 2015

  • The Eltham Racing Club
  • July Meeting
  • July Excursion – Montmorency – the farm on the Plenty
  • Building and Completion of Saint Margaret’s Church 1860-2014 by Geoff Sandy
  • Miss Bessie Wingrove – that Queer Creature Called a Land Lover by Maureen Jones
  • Eltham Avenue of Honour – Launch of New Markers by Jim Connor
  • Membership Subscriptions
  • ….and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #222 – May 2015

  • The Eltham Rural Group by Jim Connor
  • May Meeting – Eltham Libraries
  • May Excursion – Murray’s Farm, Eltham North
  • Farming in the Shire of Eltham by Ross Macmillan
  • The Tower of Remembrance – Kangaroo Ground Memorial Park
  • Diana Bassett Smith – Life Membership
  • Annual General Meeting
  • ….and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #221 – Mar 2015

  • Benjamin Wallis and The Eltham Hotel by Russell Yeoman
  • March Meeting – Annual General Meeting
  • March Excursion – Belle Vue Farm Walk
  • Walter Frederick Beard by Jim Allen
  • Ellis Cottage Celebrates 150 Years
  • More on the Movies by Maureen Jones
  • Annual General Meeting – Agenda
  • Our new online presence
  • …..and also
  • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Issue #220 – Jan 2015

  • Big Pond by Liz Pidgeon
  • February Meeting
  • News from Eltham UK
  • A Trip to Balee by Richard Pinn
  • Fishing for a Name by Maureen Jones
  • 2015 Program
  • Book Review – Montsalvat by Sigmund Jorgensen

Issue #219 – Nov 2014

  • Remembering The Shire Of Eltham – 20 Years On by Russell Yeoman
  • November Meeting
  • November Excursions
  • Madam Pietzcker by Jim Allen
  • Nillumbik Tales – Voices of our Elders
  • Local History Centre, 728 Main Road, Eltham
  • At the Movies by Maureen Jones
  • Kangaroo Ground Tower of Remembrance by Amy Shaw
  • Can you identify this Building?
  • Nillumbik ANZAC Book Project
  • Our Christmas Function

Issue #218 – Sep 2014

  • Eltham Living and Learning Centre
  • September Meeting
  • September Excursion – East of Eltham Walk
  • Have you discovered Trove? by Liz Pidgeon
  • Fabbro Farm Art Project
  • Eltham Library – 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Henry Gilbert Jones: an early Eltham settler……..and an amazing coincidence by Michael Aitken
  • Street by Street
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