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ALFRED WILLIAM EUSTACE
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WW1 HONOUR ROLL
THE OLD COLONISTS
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Alfred William Eustace - Oil on gum leaves
Night at the Museum

Alfred William Eustace - Oil on gum leaves
Alfred William Eustace - Oil on gum leaf

Outdoor Exhibition - A typical trolley from the Chiltern Goldfields
Typical trolley from the Chiltern Goldfields

A Collection of photos of soldiers from the WW1 Honour Roll
Photos of soldiers from the WW1 Honour Roll

Athenaeum Collection - A set of Gold Weighing Scales from the Gold Rush Era
Gold Weighing Scales from the Gold Rush


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Chiltern Athenaeum Museum

The present brick building was erected in 1866, replacing an earlier timber construction, and used as Council Chambers, Town Hall and Library/Reading Rooms. When the Library was relocated in 1970 many old books remained in the present building forming an interesting collection of Goldfields reading matter in the original setting. About this time the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum was formed by enthusiastic members of the public who operate the museum on a volunteer basis.

Winter Display 2018

Chiltern Remembers

The Chiltern Football Club has been at the heart of the Chiltern community since it became a foundation member of the Ovens & Murray Football Association in 1893.

Before that it existed in a number of guises most likely linked to a mine or hotel in the district. In those early days mines and hotels ‘sponsored’ teams to ensure their workers stayed in the district and were not tempted to ‘follow the gold’ across the new colony. Some did and as a result plied their football skills wherever there was gold and good fortune.

Thankfully just as many stayed and this year we can celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Chiltern Football Club’s recorded history with a special welcome to some of its former Premierships players from 1958, 1968 and 1998. And for a ‘bush’ club in the north east of Victoria, the Home of Football, there have been quite a few Premierships celebrated down through the years.

More recently it has not been all about football. The Club has a very strong and proud netball history that goes hand-in-hand with the footballers.

And THAT is what ‘community’ is all about!

   

We trust you enjoy your visit.

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Monday to Friday 10am-3pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
Tel: 03 5726 1280
57 Conness St, Chiltern VIC 3683
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