Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rosanna Down My Street Project

They say a picture paints a thousand words and we want to prove that true by creating a comprehensive collection of photographs of Rosanna, through our Down our Street Project.  We would love any pictures and stories you may have of Rosanna landmarks such as churches, schools, streets and landscapes so that we can compile a significant digital collection which will be available through the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website.  It is important that local history be preserved and appreciated and who better to do that than local people through their local library.

For details and submissions, please email Margaret Breare Community co-ordinator on, or phone Rosanna library on 94596171.

Image: Old Bent Tree, Rosanna Golf Course unknown Date.  Heidelberg Historical Society collection. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Epping Anzac Commemorations

Epping RSL will host their Centenary of Anzac Memorial March on Sunday 19th April 2015.  Assemble at 9.45 am at the corner of High and Coulstock Street, Epping and the march will lead off at 10.30 am.  The March will be followed by refreshments at Epping RSL with guest speaker Mr Lambis Englezos AM.
The Epping RSL Anzac Centenary dawn service will take place on Saturday 25th April at the Epping RSL Harvest Home Road Epping.  Please assemble at 4.45 am, the prelude ceremony will commence at 5.00 am with the service commencing at 6.00 am.  This will be followed by a gunfire breakfast via a gold coin donation.
The service will be broadcast live on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM.

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,

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.