What a journey…

The integral philosophy of any bookmobile library service, now more commonly known as mobile libraries is to provide a library service to remote communities who otherwise cannot always access our traditional library buildings. Like our branch libraries (nine across our three council areas in addition to our Outreach Van), the service is subject to budgets…
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Poems from Strathewen Bushfire

The Black Saturday bushfires of Saturday 7 February 2009 impacted our local area, in particular the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik.  In the aftermath, a local photographer took some photographs which were donated to Yarra Plenty Regional Library last year.  They have since been added to our YPRL Local History Flickr account.  Poems…
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New name for Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

The Australian institute of Genealogical Studies is now known as Family History connections and has also launched a brand new website Their Press release states: "We are still the same organisation with the same objectives and deep commitment to assist members and the wider community in their search for their ancestors in Australia and overseas"…
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Tour of Main Road Eltham 1968

Eltham District Historical Society welcome members and visitors to the first meeting of the year on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Eltham Senior Citizen’s Centre.  The meeting will introduce Historypin. 50 years ago, in February 1968. Big changes to the Eltham township were afoot with the pending duplication of Main Road. A series of approximately…
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Arresting Women

Heidelberg Historical Society presents its first meeting for 2018 with a free talk: "Arresting women : Celebrating 100 years of women in the Victorian Police" by Colleen Wooley OAM. Tuesday 13 February, 2018  8 pm, at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. This talk is based on Colleen Wooley's Arresting Women of the…
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10 Photographs among 3 million

101 Photographs is a visual resource compiled from the collection of the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) based in Gerona, Spain. The photographs stand out for a particular aspect: for its visual content, its aesthetics, its historical relevance, its uniqueness or its exceptional nature as a photographic object. Historical photos,even if they are not from your own…
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Eltham District Historical Society – 2018 Community Group of the Year

Nillumbik Shire Council this week recognised the work of The Eltham District Historical Society by awarding it the 2018 Community Group of the Year.  It was awarded at the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Eltham on 26th January 2018. Eltham District Historical Society President Jim Connor said: ‘I am very pleased to accept this award on…
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Signed by hand

The National Library of Australia’s recent publication Signed by Hand is a lovely snapshot of Australian history highlighting the handwriting and signatures of famous Australians and others who we know from the past such as authors Jane Austen and Charles Dickins. Personal papers including official documents,  letters and cards of our ancestors add a real…
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