Visit of USA Fleet

This photo is part of the Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.  American President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, 16 battleships and four destroyers of the United States Navy, all painted white, visited Melbourne (then the federal capital) from Saturday 29 August 1908 until the following Saturday. The Automobile Club of Victoria took 100 officers…
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Research Hotel

This photo is part of the Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection. Other than a title and information that it was taken before 1920, we knew little of this building. A discussion at a recent meeting of the Eltham District Historical Society suggested it was located on the current site of the Research Pre-School located…
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Focusing on YA Literature

As its National Youth Week and Ivanhoe Library is Focusing on YA Literature we thought we would have a look at what is available to borrow from our Overdrive and Bolinda BorrowBox services. Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the…
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Laughing Waters Road

Jane Woollard will be the guest speaker for Eltham District Historical Society's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm. She will talk about her recently released book: Laughing Waters Road.  This book has recently been added to the local history collection at Eltham Library. Jane who was the local history officer at the Shire…
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