Early European Settlers in the Heidelberg District

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society will be presented by John Noack who has extensively researched the first European squatters to establish holdings on Crown Land in the Heidelberg area, following the arrival of John Batman. John will focus in particular on the settlers, William Thomas Mollison and Captain Robert Robson in the…
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LaTrobe University Celebrating Women’s Contributions

LaTrobe University is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2017. It was inaugurated on International Women’s Day March 8, 1967, when the Governor, Sir Rohan Delacombe, installed the first Chancellor, Sir Archibald Glenn, and the Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, declared the university open. As part of its celebrations and looking back at its successes and accomplishments…
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Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Family History researchers have access to a brand new resource which is part of the Genealogy Reference Collection at Ivanhoe Library. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland contains detailed information about the linguistic origins of more than 45,600 common and rare surnames. Each entry also includes how many bearers of the…
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