Family History Month

Researching your family history?  Feeling a bit frustrated about where to look next?  Looking for some inspiration? August is National Family History Month and YPRL have a number of events to feed your passion. From personal reminiscences to tech tips, there is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced researchers. Expert speakers will present on…
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Invisible Farmer

The Invisible Farmer Project  is the largest study of Australian women on the land.  Initiated by Museums Victoria this three year project (2017-2020) aims to create new histories of rural Australia, reveal the hidden histories of women on the land, learn more about the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in agriculture, stimulate public discussions…
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New items in collection for family historians Part 2

As family historians getting inspired this National Family History Month, we are happy to add new items to our collection to help assist with your research needs.  The following titles would be of interest for your personal archives management. The list also includes the latest publications from Unlock the Past See the full list of new…
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Evolution of Libraries

Evolution of Libraries or From Wood Panels to World Wide Web The following blog was written by a borrower and regular of Thomastown Library Mausoleums lined with dark sombre wood panels with dusty books on dusty shelves, hidden corridors ideal for liaisons with spies or lovers, creeping students and wild haired professors. Decorated with huge…
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Children’s Book Week 2018

Saturday 18 August - Friday 24 August 2018 Every year in August, schools, libraries and bookshops across Australia celebrate Children's Book Week with fun events, book displays, character dress-ups, crafts, treasure hunts and other book-themed children's activities. Children's Book Week is a celebration of all things children's literature, and is kicked off with the announcement of the…
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History of the handkerchief

Elizabeth Banham member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and Embroiderers Guild Victoria will be the speaker at the August meeting of Heidelberg Historical Society. With a love of textiles and history, Elizabeth decided to research the history of handkerchiefs which she will outline in this public talk.  Handkerchiefs have been around for centuries and their functions and appearances…
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