Fine Spirit and Pluck

Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Fine Spirit and Pluck was launched on August 6 along with the formal opening of the Writing the War exhibition (currently open till Monday August 29). Copies are now available for loan and will also be available as an e-book in coming weeks. Launched by Dr Janet Butler, she said: …
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Letters from World War One come to Yarra Plenty Regional Library

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings. Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s…
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New Titles for family history

The following new titles have been added to the collection, just in time for the lead up of our Region wide program for National Family History Month in August. Getting Started Family First The Family History Web Directory Australia People Arriving in Australia, 1788-1828 The Forgotten Australians Treasures in Australian Government Gazettes Making A Home…
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City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program

The City of Whittlesea's award winning Cultural Heritage Program has returned in 2016 with a variety of activities and events to enjoy throughout the year.  Choose from a wide selection of workshops, presentations and performances; guided walks and tours; community and cultural celebrations; screenings and open days.  City of Whittlesea libraries located at Whittlesea, Lalor…
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Thompsons Pharmacy Eltham

Shortly after the First World War Ivan Thompson, a pharmacist in Fairfield, expanded into the Diamond Valley by opening pharmacies in Etham, Greensborough and Watsonia. In the early 1950s Norm Williams considered he was fortuante to be able to serve an apprenticehip with Ivan Thompson at his Eltham pharmacy.  He was with the business when…
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Hospital history

The Preston and Community Hospital, known as PANCH opened in Preston in 1960. In 1998 the Hospital closed and services were transferred to the new Northern Hospital in Epping. The meticulous creation of this paddle boat was by a patient of the former Preston and Northcote Community Hospital sometime between 1963 and 1993. The artistic…
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