NEW in 2020 – Nillumbik Heritage Guide

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Published Dec, 2020

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The Nillumbik Heritage Guide provides histories of some of the important sites in the Shire of Nillumbik and a new version has just been released.  Showcasing Nillumbik’s heritage, places, people and their stories, the new digital version features extra pages which are multi-layered and interactive, as well as 315 additional images and 40 new stories. Walking and driving tours with interactive maps can be used as the basis for self-guided journeys.

Each place is connected with a theme that expresses an aspect of culture and history to provide a layered narrative of the lived experience of the people of Nillumbik.

Further historical information about the rich history of Nillumbik can be found from the local historical societies and contact details are provided within the guide, as well as on the researcher’s page of the Up The Creek website.

Contents of the Nillumbik Heritage Guide include:

  • Nillumbik Heritage Map
  • Arts and culture
  • Local cemeteries
  • Living in Nillumbik
  • Historic houses and museums
  • Industry and Agriculture
  • Memorials
  • Walking tours and trails
  • Self-guided driving tours

The first Nillumbik Heritage Guide was released in 2015, supported by a grant from the Public Records Office Victoria.  Further grant funding was received to expand the book into digital content in 2020 to showcase Nillumbik’s heritage sites.  The project is managed by Nillumbik Council with support from the Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Yarra Plenty Heritage Group which consists of 13 local historical societies.  The new digital version was released in December 2020.

You can link to the new guide here.

A special congratulations to Amanda Grant and thank you to Liz Pidgeon.

Charnwood photographed by Bruce G. Draper in 1968 showing the remains of the stables with the kitchen block behind, in the 2020 Nillumbik Heritage Guide


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