Exhibition uncovers Australia’s shipwreck history

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. And Victoria’s City of Rayville is one of 14 wrecks whose stories will feature in the touring panel exhibition Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history which will be available…
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Best in Show

Local history month kicked off this week at Whittlesea Library with prize winning cook Anne-Marie discussing her 43 years as an entrant and judge for the Whittlesea Agricultural Show and the Melbourne Agricultural Show.  Anne-Maree was very engaging with her natural storytelling about her experiences. Anne-Marie’s mother was a keen gardener so decided to enter…
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Searching for John Smith

Professional genealogist Joy Roy recently presented at Diamond Valley Library as part of our Family History Month program 2019.  In Searching for John Smith, Joy discussed her research journey to find her man in Scotland. Her challenge?  SMITH is the most common name in Scotland. General tips from her discussion included: Names. Look for a…
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Busy Bee Quilt

The latest exhibition at the Heidelberg Historical Society is Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt. Constructed in 1895-6 by members of Heidelberg’s Scots Church as a fundraising project, contributors came from far and wide to participate in the project. 213 hand-embroidered squares record almost 140 legible signatures as well as dozens of initials, decorations and place-names…
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