Eltham on Display

Visit the Eltham District Historical Society exhibition at Eltham Library during June. The exhibition includes a photograph collection from the former Shire of Eltham from the 1980's illustrating people and places, including these lovely ladies enjoying a bite in the sunshine. If you were involved in this photographic project, recognise any of the people photographed […]

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Remembering ’67 Exhibition

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Heidelberg Historical Society a new exhibition has opened.  The local exhibition celebrates living in the City of Heidelberg in 1967. 50 years ago a number of local history groups were founded including the Shire of Eltham Historical Society now Eltham District Historical Society and Doncaster Templestowe […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime Is Here Again!

Wednesday 27 May 2015 11.00am Join thousands of children across Australia and listen to the same book at the same time. Special guests will read the book The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey at the following locations: Diamond Valley Library, Eltham Library, Ivanhoe Library, Lalor Library, Mill Park Library, Rosanna Library, Thomastown Library, Watsonia Library […]

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Languages Other than English titles now available on Zinio.

We are very pleased to announce that many Language Other Than English (LOTE) magazine titles are now freely available for download through Zinio. These titles can be accessed via the homepage, under the eLibrary link. The titles (and language) available are: French Avantages Jalouse L'Officiel Paris L'Optimum Votre Beaute German Myself Italian Focus Storia Gente […]

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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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Fiction and feeling

Today I turned off the news. Why? Well, some of this was down to simple irritation and frustration. Empty political finger-pointing, distant despots, xenophobia and an endless procession of short-sighted fools. It drives me nuts.    The rest?  I'll admit it - I can be a coward. It's not pretty, but that's what it is. […]

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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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