Honour to Local Historian

Congratulations to Bruce Batten of the Whittlesea Historical Society who was recently honoured by the City of Whittlesea Australia Day Awards. Bruce was named co citizen of the year with Joy Chatfield. Bruce is the current President of the Whittlesea Historical Society but also an active member of the City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program…
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Laughing Waters Road, Eltham

On Saturday 30 January, there will be a book launch and exhibition of Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham. Since 2001 more than one hundred artists have participated in the Laughing Waters Artist in Residence Program hosted by Nillumbik Shire Council and Parks Victoria. In Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape & Memory…
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UK 1939 Register

The UK 1939 Register has been released by Find My Past to great fanfare.  Yarra Plenty Regional Library provides Find My Past library edition as a free genealogy e-resource for family history researchers on any PC in every library.  Access along with our other e-resources  via our website via Browse - Family History - e-resources…
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New titles for local history

The following titles have been added to the local history collections, check the record for location and if a circulating copy is available: Hands Held, Tears Dried, Dignity Restored: the history of the Banyule Housing Support Group 1973-2015 Celebrating 150 Years Fairy Hills The Story of Gulf Station, Yarra Glen Ravenswood Kangaroo Ground Dreaming…
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Ivanhoe Harriers talk

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society will be Ivanhoe Harriers: from St James Church to Willindra Park by Andrew Edney.  This athletic club has a 100 year history with members representing Australia at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other international events. Join the Historical Society for this free event:  Thursday 8…
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Book Review: Lists of Note

Lists of Note (also available as Lists of Note)  follows on the footsteps of Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher.  This is a delightful book to dip in and out of for an interesting treat. Many of the lists would be of interest to family history researchers and include: George Washington’s slaves Reasons for admission …
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