Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Eltham District Historical Society – 2018 Community Group of the Year
Nillumbik Shire Council this week recognised the work of the Eltham District Historical Society by awarding it the 2018 Community Group of the Year. It was awarded at the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Eltham on 26th January 2018.
Eltham District Historical Society President Jim Connor said: ‘I am very pleased to accept this award on behalf of all members, past and present, who have contributed to our historical society, since it was established in 1967. Our society appreciates this recognition, especially as it follows the celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2017. Each of the significant milestones and achievements over the last 50 years have been the result of consistent efforts by dedicated and passionate believers in our local history, intent on encouraging the recognition and preservation of our valuable historical records representing activities and events that have occurred in the Eltham area. Receipt of this award is another page in the history of the Eltham District Historical Society. Stories of history we tell not only shape our past, they shape our future as well. We look forward to being an active part of Nillumbik’s future.’