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Heritage Walk: Eltham Cemetery – 2.00 pm Saturday, 10 April, 2021

Meet at 2.00 pm (Melway ref 21 K9) in the cemetery car park entered from Metery Road.

Gate, Eltham Cemetery c.1960 (Photo: George Bell, from the collection of EDHS)

The Eltham Cemetery is the custodian of more than 150 years of Eltham’s history.

Our heritage walk on 6th March through the Woodridge Estate was very popular with Russell Yeoman, our intrepid tour leader, taking us down pathways many had never travelled before. A highlight was the opportunity to visit the former Jelbart barn property, which is the residence of Michael and Wendy Wilson who generously welcomed and encouraged us to explore their grounds. We also appreciated they had arranged for us to visit the adjacent former Jelbart manor house, where the owners allowed our group to walk around their extensive property. Both were pleasant surprises to add to a most enjoyable walk.

Our next heritage excursion is scheduled for Saturday 10th April. It will be around the historically significant Eltham Cemetery. This is always a popular tour and again we will visit various locations, while discussing some of the notable people who are part of our local history. While there we will be able to see recent improvements undertaken by the Eltham Cemetery Trust.

This excursion on Saturday 10th April will start at 2pm in the carpark accessed from Metery Road and will take about 2 hours.

This free excursion is open to the general public as well as Society members. Dogs are not permitted on Society excursions. The phone number for contact on the day is 0409 021 063.

At the time of writing COVID restrictions do not require the wearing of masks in the open. However masks should be carried and any changed restrictions must be complied with.

IMPORTANT
Each attendee is asked to do a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if they are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.
Attendees must maintain at least 1.5m physical distance between those from other groups at all times.
Requirements for face covering, observe cough etiquette and personal hygiene measures.
We will need to record names and phone numbers of all attendees and maintain a record of these for 28 days

Remembrance Day 2020

The attached Tribute has been written by Colonel Terry Beaton (Retired), who is a member of the Eltham District Historical Society.

This Tribute is given to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Year of the end of the Second World WarWorld War and to remember all those who served and fought for their country.

Terry and Sheila Beaton have contributed significantly to researching and recognising veterans of various conflicts interred in local Nillumbik cemeteries.

We thank them for their work, which has added to our valued local history.

Remembrance Day 2020 Tribute

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LEST WE FORGET

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

ROLL OF HONOUR
1914-1918
  • Sgt. George Williams
  • Sgt. Reginald E. Sims
  • L/Cpl. George Moore
  • L/Cpl. Henry G. Philips
  • L/Cpl. John C. Bell
  • Pte. Geoffrey Grant
  • Pte. George Sommerville
  • Pte. George Brown
  • Pte. John Brown
  • Pte. William Bond
  • Pte. Thomas Cameron
  • Pte. Alfred Cassells
  • Pte. Robert Meadows
  • Pte. Walter Mosley
  • Pte. James Pryor
  • Pte. William Prior
  • Pte. Edward Barrett
  • Pte. William Crellin
  • Pte. Henry Norman
  • Pte. Edward Bird
  • Pte. Arthur Brown
  • Pte. Roslyn Stevens
  • Pte. Herbert Creed
  • Pte. Charles Bromfield
  • Pte. Kenneth Sharp
  • Pte. Henry McAlary
1939-1945
  • Capt. S.M. Gahan
  • Plt. Off. D. Rutter
  • Flt. Off. D.H. Rutter
  • Flt. Sgt. S.M. Mclean
  • Flt. Sgt. L. Ingram
  • Sgt. C.D. Dunlop
  • Cpl. T. Feldbauer
  • Cpl. A.C. Clerke
  • Spr. G.E. Castledine
  • Pte. J. Butherway
  • Pte. K.F. Field

Soldiers of the Shire of Eltham remembered on the Eltham Roll of Honour for their supreme sacrifice; located in the Eltham War Memorial Hall

Heritage Walk: Eltham Cemetery – 2.00 pm Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Meet at 2.00 pm (Melway ref 21 K9) in the cemetery car park entered from Metery Road.

Gate, Eltham Cemetery c.1960 (Photo: George Bell, from the collection of EDHS)

The Eltham Cemetery is the custodian of more than 150 years of Eltham’s history.

As part of Local History Week activities, this special walking tour will visit the historical sections of the cemetery where we will share information about selected pioneers who contributed to the establishment of early Eltham. We will also talk about interesting and important local people buried in more recent times.

The walk is open to Society members and the general public. Dogs are not permitted on Society excursions.

All are welcome…..but numbers are limited