Gale Newspaper Archive

Coverage in the Gale Newspaper Archive has been extended for the following UK newspaper titles: • The Economist Historical Archive, 1843 - 2012 • The Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2010 • The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902 – 2011 Search over 10 million digitized facsimile pages in the Gale Newspaper Archive. Fully text…
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CEO Farewelled

Staff and local, state and international colleagues farewelled Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Chief Executive Officer last week. Christine Mackenzie has retired after a 41 year career culminating with 12 years in “the best job in Australia”. Prior to joining YPRL, Christine worked at the State Library of Victoria, Mordiallic Chelsea Library, Mornington Peninsula Library and…
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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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