These walls speak volumes

Victoria’s local history community have been waiting eagerly for the sequel to Pam Baragwanath and Ken James’ Mechanics Institute’s history. If the Walls Could Speak. These Walls Speak Volumes is now available. This book represents early Victorian history. They were local, independent, self –funded and self-help initiatives. They were the forerunner to public libraries and…
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Whittlesea Autumn Heritage Rally

Veteran, vintage and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage stationery engines, street rods, working crawler tractors, old machinery, horse drawn vehicles and equipment, working horses and more will be on display at the Whittlesea Showgrounds, Whittlesea on the weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2016. For more information visit Whittlesea Autumn Heritage Rally…
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11th Battalion A.I.F.

Do you have an ancestor in the 11th Battalion? Was he in this photo taken on 10 January 1915 at the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt? The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) is working on identifying the 703 soldiers in this photo – and have already achieved some success. For further information visit 11th Battalion A.I.F…
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Ravenswood

The first meeting for Heidelberg Historical Society will feature author Jennifer O'Donnell about the research for her book Ravenswood. She will discuss the mansion's design and decoration and the changes made over time, culminating in detailed descriptions of the restoration work undertaken by skilled artisans. Ravenswood located in Beauview Parade, Ivanhoe was built by Robert Kennedy. The property, originally 16…
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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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