Plenty Uniting Church

In 1924, the small community of Plenty built a modest weatherboard building for the local Methodist congregation. Situated in Yan Yean Road on the corner of River Avenue , Plenty,  The church was central to community life along with the nearby school and Plenty Store.  After a short time as a Uniting Church, it closed…
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Research Guides

Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's…
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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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