Melbourne Maps

The University of Melbourne have added new digitised maps to their online map collection.  In addition to their Melway Street directories series, maps from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works has been added.  Recent coverage includes the suburbs and towns of Whittlesea, Heidelberg, Wollert, Mill Park, South Morang and Epping.  You can view a […]

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Remembering Black Saturday

"From Whittlesea, we saw this monstrous cloud covering right across and extremely high over Mt Disappointment. But never realised, never for an instance, thought the fire was racing at high speed across the mountain, totally concealed by this mount of dense smoke cloud..." So wrote Matt days after Black Saturday in February 2009. Recently Matt […]

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Family History Blog Challenge #2

Australian genealogist and blogger Alexandra Daw has suggested a blogging challenge on her blog Family Tree Frog for National Family History Month.  The challenge revolves around a literary theme. Week two is inspired by Sumner Locke Elliott’s haunting tale about PS and his aunts, custody battles and secrets titled Careful, He Might Hear You. Set […]

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The Corner Store

The Corner Store is becoming a thing of the past, but memories from residents of Eltham will be invoked with a painting recently hung at Eltham Library.  The Corner Store by Ted Dalton was painted in oil about 1980 and has been identified as  the view of the old Burgoyne store looking south-east across Main […]

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Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program

The 2017 City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program is in full swing with the Winter program out now.  This annual events program celebrates the history and cultural heritage of the City of Whittlesea.  Local organisations and community groups including Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Whittlesea Reconciliation Group, St Damian's Church, Bundoora, St Luke's Church, Lalor, RMIT […]

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