Fay Thomas Collection

The Fay Thomas Collection provides an insight into the lives of the local pioneering Thomas family, extended family and the broader community of the City of Whittlesea. The collection includes photographs, books, correspondence, manuscript material and ephemera dating from about the 1830's through to the present. The late Fay Thomas, great-granddaughter of Moses Thomas, was the…
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Greensborough – Do you recall?

Greensboorugh Historical Society have published their second volume of their collection of local stories.  Memories and photographs have been gathered from past and present residents from Greensborough, Watsonia, Greenhills, Briar Hill, Grace Park and Montmorency. Do You Recall?l is available for loan and by visiting the Diamond Valley Library local history collection…
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WW1 Conscription in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Historical Society Inc. presents The World War 1 conscription plebiscites: Heidelberg    Dr Janine Rizzetti will mark the 100th anniversary of the second referendum by reviewing the campaigns through the eyes and ears of residents in the Heidelberg and Ivanhoe areas. WHEN:    Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 8 pm  WHERE: At The Uniting Church…
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Greensborough Historical Society Open Day and Book Launch

Members of the community are invited to the Greensborough Historical Society's Heritage Day 2017 to be held Saturday 28th October.  This will include a walk through the Yandell Reserve at 1.00pm to be followed by the launch of their latest book: "Do you Recall?" at 2.00pm at Greenhills Neighbourhood House, Community Drive, Greensborough.  Enjoy an…
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Local History Month

Yarra Plenty Regional Library celebrates ten years of Local History month programming in 2017.   Through our collections and programs we aim to educate, inspire and connect the community with its history. This October explore the rich history of your local community through an extended number of tours and walks which will provide the opportunity to…
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Imagine the Yarra

These school holidays families have the opportunity to drop into Eltham or Watsonia Libraries to share your stories and experiences of the Yarra River through a selection of drop in activities. Make a short video on your device, then tag and share via Imagine the Yarra Write a letter addressed to the Yarra River about…
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Book Launch: Migration stories from Banyule

MIGRATION-Stories from Banyule reveals fourteen personal journeys of migration by and about people originally from the Aeolian islands, England, the Greek islands, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Poland who came to Australia by ship, disembarked at Port Melbourne, and now call Australia Home.  Watsonia Library is pleased to host the launch of this publication as part…
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Melbourne Maps

The University of Melbourne have added new digitised maps to their online map collection.  In addition to their Melway Street directories series, maps from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works has been added.  Recent coverage includes the suburbs and towns of Whittlesea, Heidelberg, Wollert, Mill Park, South Morang and Epping.  You can view a…
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Remembering Black Saturday

"From Whittlesea, we saw this monstrous cloud covering right across and extremely high over Mt Disappointment. But never realised, never for an instance, thought the fire was racing at high speed across the mountain, totally concealed by this mount of dense smoke cloud..." So wrote Matt days after Black Saturday in February 2009. Recently Matt…
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