SLV Digital Image Pool

  State Library Victoria has launched the first stage of their new digital object management system (DOMS). In this first phase, more than 170,000 non-culturally sensitive, out-of-copyright images in their digital image pool will have new viewers, which will offer: • a fresh and more intuitive user interface • a better experience on mobile devices…
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Sylvester John Brown – early settler of Heidelberg

Local historians Phil Jones and John Noack will present the first talk for Heidelberg Historical Society's meetings calendar for 2019. The Society will meet Tuesday 12 February at 8 pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Ivanhoe. Captain Sylvester Brown was one of Heidelberg’s first settlers. This talk will present the triumphs and tragedies of Captain…
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Black Saturday Anniversary

The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were among Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters. Areas within the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik were directly impacted including Kinglake West and Strathewen. Local historian and photographer Matt Dickinson…
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Supporting Local History Groups

I recently attended a half day seminar presented by Museums Australia (Victoria) on supporting Local History Groups. The seminar was primarily aimed for local government employees, but would have been of interest to people across the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).  The seminar was held at the Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton. A number of speakers were on the…
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Olympic Village Souvenir

Olympic Village 1956 Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Heidelberg Historical SocietyFifty nine years ago this week, Melbourne - and the world was in the grip of Olympic Games fever. Held 22 November to the 8 December 1956, Melbourne hosted the Olympics for the first time. We were very proud of our purpose built…
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Book Review: Digby & Claude

A recent publication out of the National Library of Australia Digby & Claude is written and illustrated by Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville as a picture book. It touches on a common theme of constant change within the urban environment. Digby and Claude feel connected to their neighbourhood and community. This is a story about friendship…
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