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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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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