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Do You Have Local or Family History to Share?

Whenever we meet and talk to people on open days or at events it is always interesting to hear about their family links and stories about how our area was when they grew up here, visited in search of family places or that they discovered they had links to the district after being drawn back […]

Nillumbik Custodian Our Newsletter

We publish our newsletter the Nillumbik Custodian each quarter for our members. Issues from 2021 and earlier are publicly available to view and read on Trove / National Library https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1552649449 Please feel free to browse through and read whatever you find interesting or become a member to receive each issue as soon as it’s published.

Local History Books For Sale

Contact Us to arrange your purchase Books can be collected from Ellis Cottage or we can mail them to you   Postage is $2 per book Banking details for direct deposit payment can be provided on request

Nillumbik Cemetery Diamond Creek

Nillumbik Cemetery is one of a number of Pioneer Cemeteries in the district with burials going back to its establishment in 1867.  The cemetery has been managed and maintained by Trustees since that time and it still is today.  The Trustees are volunteers who give their time to keep the cemetery in the condition they […]

Nillumbik Local History Links and Heritage Guide

The Nillumbik Shire Council website has a page dedicated to our Local History where you can find details and links for local history societies and groups, reconciliation group and others, plus the interactive Nillumbik Heritage Guide. Click on any highlighted words or add this link to a browser www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Council/About-the-Shire/Local-history

The Diamond Valley Story For Sale

Original 1974 publication of The Diamond Valley Story by Dianne H. Edwards All copies are in brand new condition having been stored by our society since they were given to us by the author for our contribution of photographs and information   Contact Us to arrange your purchase   Collect from Ellis Cottage or arrange […]

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Remembrance Day Service & Dedication of Panels Commemorating Our WW1 Servicemen

On Sunday, 13th November 2022 we held a Remembrance Day Service at Ellis Cottage Lone Pine Memorial Garden. Following the service we dedicated panels commemorating servicemen from Diamond Creek District who served in WW1 that have been in place on the barn wall for over two years. We are very happy to have finally had […]

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Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2023

We had a very successful day at the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival on Sunday, 27th August, meeting and speaking with really interesting and interested people who shared some local stories and recollections. A highlight of our day was making some good connections that will help our society to thrive into the future. And, of course, we […]

Start Your Family Tree For Free

START YOUR FAMILY TREE FOR FREE There is a lot you can do to start your family tree without paying companies like Ancestry, Find My Past of My Heritage to do research. These companies have exclusive or non-exclusive access to millions of records, and eventually you may choose to subscribe to one of them. But […]

TALK by Jan Bailey with Afternoon Tea

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Ellis Cottage the ideal place for your next get-together or off-site meeting

For morning or afternoon tea at one of Nillumbik Shire’s oldest buildings, built by William Ellis in 1865.   You will have exclusive access to Ellis Cottage, our barn with historic displays and the gardens that surround the cottage.   Devonshire Tea & Talk with Tour – $18 per person served with freshly brewed tea […]

Ellis Cottage Open Day Sunday 7th April

Next Open Day is   on Sunday, 7th April Entry $3 covers both the cottage and the barn Children Free