Local History Month

November was Local History month.  Seventeen events took place across the region.  Highlights and popular events  included Stories form Mont Park at Rosanna Library, the first City of Whittlesea tour with twenty participants in partnership with the  City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program  at Mill Park Library and a WW1 military memorabilia display and associated…
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Poppies Displays

As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 66,000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  YPRL was the first Victorian public library…
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Paddington Bear

The new Paddington Bear movie will soon be screening in cinemas in Australia. Paddington first appeared on 13 October 1958 - his author (biographer?) Michael Bond featured him in more than twenty books. Paddington hails  from deepest, darkest Peru and with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade has become a…
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PD James

The crime novelist PD James, who wrote more than 20 books died peacefully at home in Oxford this week - she was aged 94. The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh have sold millions of books around the world and have been adapted for television and film numerous times. You can read an obituary…
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“Clarivue” Ivanhoe RSL

Clarivue, which now houses the Ivanhoe RSL at 3- 5 Studley Road Ivanhoe was built for Fitzroy timber merchant Wallace Stone by builder John W. Brown in 1913-14. It was sold to Robert A. Tregowan of Ramsay & Tregowan (oil & grease merchants) in 1936.   If you have information about this building please contact…
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Westgarthtown

Westgarthtown is recognised as being of national and state-wide significance for its representation of German migration to Victoria. It is historically significant in relation to early German settlement in Australia and the early development of the suburb of Thomastown. It is also of architectural significance for local use of bluestone, exemplary 1850s architecture and the…
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They’re racing at Eltham

Did you know that John Wren, proprietor of the notorious Collingwood Tote in the early 1900s, once seriously proposed to establish a racecourse at Eltham that he claimed would rival famous Flemington ?  Early horse racing took place at Eltham Lower Park in Main Road, Eltham.   Source: Eltham District Historical Society     …
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