Collins Street articles

Nillumbik Rifle Club

In April 1885, residents from Diamond Creek District met at the Literary Institute to discuss the establishment of a District Rifle Company. Mr. E.M. Bill, schoolmaster of Nillumbik State School, chaired the meeting and read a letter from the Minister of Defence, that urged residents not to be behind other districts in showing their willingness […]

Diamond Creek’s Brass Band

November 1888-January 1889 – A Band is Formed   A public meeting was held on Monday, 8th November 1888 to take steps to start a brass band at Nillumbik. It was convened by Thomas Collins and reports of the meeting show the interest from the local community with twenty-six men agreeing to join the proposed […]