Greetings to all from Eltham District Historical Society; from our homes to your homes.
As an initiative to keep in touch with our members during the COVID-19 State of Emergency Stage 3 lock-down, our committee initiated a one-page information sheet to be sent approximately every two weeks to our members.
As part of documenting our own history and in the interests of sharing with all in the community, we are now going to make these Touchstone newsletters accessible via our web site, along with our regular Newsletter.
The following is a reproduction of Touchstone No. 1 and this issue and an archive of subsequent issues may be accessed from the Main Menu at the top of each page.
No.1 – 9th April 2020
We send our best wishes to all our members.
Until we are able to see you again for our Society Meetings and Heritage Excursions, we hope all our members are well and staying safe, during these times of enforced isolation.
EDHS will continue to connect with you, distribute our newsletters and email any other information of interest. There are also other ways you can still stay connected with our local history.
You can visit:
• Our Victorian Collection pages at:
Here you can explore over 10,000 catalogued items, the majority of which are images, there due to the activities of our dedicated Collections Team who continue to work behind the scenes.
• You can visit our website at: http://www.elthamhistory.org.au
Here you can read various stories and also catch up on past newsletters.
• You can visit our Facebook pages at: https://www.facebook.com/elthamhistory/
Here you can explore a range of local history stories and information, including Throwback Thursday and On This Day features.
• You can visit the Wikinorthia website at: https://wikinorthia.net.au
Here you can see an extensive range of local history stories about the northern suburbs.
During this down time perhaps consider writing your memories and stories of living and working in Eltham and District for our archives. See the attached as a guide.
You could go through your photos and share your memories with family members. Consider donating archives, including photos relating to Eltham and District to EDHS. We can also arrange to digitise these.
So, while we cannot be with you in person, at this time, you are in our thoughts.
Please take care, we hope you are able to stay safe.
President, on behalf of the committee of the Eltham District Historical Society