Tuesday, March 03, 2015

150 years of Ellis Cottage

Nillumbik Historical Society are celebrating 150 years of Ellis Cottage, Diamond Creek on Sunday 22 March 2015 1pm to 4pm
A Guest speaker at 2PM is Associate Professor Don Garden
President of the RHSV on “Melbourne 150 years”
Afternoon tea will be provided
Ellis Cottage is at 10 Nillumbik Square Diamond Creek
There is off street car parking by entering Memory Lane from Main-Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek opposite the Nillumbik Nursery.     Melways Ref:  12 F 5
All welcome.

Eltham District Historical Society online

The Eltham District Historical Society have announced the launch of their new online presence; spearheaded with a major upgrade to their website and a new domain name URL, www.elthamhistory.org.au.

It is a refreshing modern update with newly added material and featured content and now easier to navigate.  The site also has the ability to easily share content via social media connectivity buttons, as well as the capability for providing feedback and comments.

To complement the new website and further extend their online presence, a new Facebook Community Organisation page, Eltham District Historical Society Inc, as well as a new presence on Twitter, @ElthamHistory – EDHS has been established.

Feel free to share your own family stories of people, places and life in the Eltham district. 

Feedback and comments are welcome.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ivanhoe Grammar School - A Passion to serve

Ivanhoe Grammar is celebrating its centenary in 2015. Learn more about what they have planned to celebrate at  Ivanhoe 100 

In time for the celebration a lovely new book has been published and is now available for loan or access in Ivanhoe Library’s Local History collection this month.  A Passion to Serve: 100 years of Ivanhoe Grammar School by Helen Penrose brings together one hundred years of local education.  It is will described on the back cover: “Service, citizenship and leadership are central to the story of this school that was born of a passion to serve the people of Ivanhoe in 1915.  These values, and the school’s church foundations, became deeply embedded in the small boys’ school by its many long serving headmasters, teachers and supporters.  As the school faced the challenges of limited finance, wartime and competition from other schools, it drew from these strengths to embrace curriculum innovation, a new campus at Mernda, coeducation and internationalism.  Richly illustrated, this book explores the school’s aims, achievements and challenges during its first century”.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Eltham Pioneers Collection

Photo: SEPP_0049 Loading fruit for market, Kinglake (Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph collection)
Eltham District Historical Society kicks off its 2015 program of events on Wednesday 11 February highlighting photos from the Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph collection.  This collection of over 400 photos in total includes a large geographic area extending from Kinglake to Lower Plenty.
It is hoped that interested audience members will share their own memories, recollections and further insight about the photos that will be shown.  All welcome.
EDHS meets at the Eltham Senior Citizen’s Centre, Library Place, Eltham.  Wednesday 11 February at 7.30 pm.