Local History articles

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 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 […]

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 […]

Machine Gun on St John’s Porch Roof

How Did it Get up here? Some of you may be aware of the location of Diamond Creek’s war memorial but some people may not be aware that this is actually the cenotaph’s third location. The cenotaph was originally erected in the middle of the intersections of Main Road, Collins Street and Hyde Street in […]

Pioneer Families of Diamond Creek District GODBER

The Godber family were early Diamond Creek settlers, first recorded in the district in the 1850’s. Two sons and a daughter of Job and Mary Godber were living in Diamond Creek and had married into local families during the late 1850’s and early 1860’s. Rosamond Godber married William Wilson, who had been in the district […]

Ellis Cottage Open Day Sunday 7th July

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