Nathaniel Ellis articles

Herbert Family Property and the Diamond Creek Racing Club

HERBERT FAMILY With the continuing development along Collard Drive and down the hills to Herbert’s Lane and the creek flats, it is timely to share some information about the original property that goes back to the pioneering days of Diamond Creek. The new estates around Collard Drive are being built on what was 100 acres […]

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

Ellis Cottage Historical Precinct

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 […]

New Horticultural Hall Opening – 1887

When the Diamond Creek Horticultural Society held its third annual exhibition on Thursday, 10th March 1887, there must have been a great deal of excitement that it was to be in the newly-erected Horticultural Hall. The hall was purpose built for horticultural displays and measured 50 feet by 26 feet. It was built on land […]

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