Thursday, April 28, 2016
Nillumbik Historical Society hold its May Open Day this Sunday, 1 May with special guest speaker Dr Jim Poulter.
2pm – 4pm at Ellis Cottage, Diamond Creek (off street parking via Memory Lane from Hurstbridge-Main Road, Diamond Creek, opposite Nillumbik Nursery).
Dr Poulter is the author of many books including Little Bloody Jimmy: the ripples of my childhood, Sharing Heritage in Kulin Country, The Secret of Dreaming and more which will be on sale on the day.
Dr Poulter will speak about Australian grazier, entrepreneur and explorer John Batman.
Afternoon tea will be served. Enquiries: Maggie Gordon 9717 6672
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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 at 1555 Main Road, Research on the north side of Ingrams Road and that it was burned down in the 1930s. A search on the digitised newspapers in Trove subsequently revealed the following:
FIRE AT RESEARCH, RESEARCH HOTEL DESTROYED Another old hotel in the Eltham district has been destroyed by fire -the hotel at Research. The outbreak occurred on Sunday afternoon last at 3 o'clock, the fire originating in the kitchen through a piece of wood falling from the stove. The Eltham fire brigade was soon on the scene, but as there was no water they could not save the building , which soon disappeared. Miss Jane Seaton was licensee and the property was owned by Mrs. Pretty, of the Recreation Hotel, Clifton Hill. It was insurured for £200 in the Commercial Insurance Company, and the stock and furniture were insured for £3.00 in the Guardian Company. The hotel was built by Mr. W. West (who now resides in Eltham) between 40 and 50 years ago, and he occupied it until a few years back.
Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection 500. Research Hotel
Fire at Research Advertiser March 30, 1931 page 1