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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Walter Withers in Eltham

The next meeting of the Eltham District Historical Society will be Wednesday 14th June 8.00pm at the Eltham Senior Citizens Centre. Guest speaker will be Andrew Mackenzie OAM, Art Historian, Lecturer, Heritage Consultant, Archivist and Author of many books including the life of Walter Withers (1854-1914).  At this meeting Andrew will talk about Walter Withers […]

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Arthur Streeton’s Golden Summer, Eaglemont

April 8, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Heidelberg School Artist Sir Arthur Streeton.  Australia Post are acknowledging the milestone by releasing an image of the painting ”Golden Summer, Eaglemont” on a stamp. Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Condor lived and painted together at “Eaglemont” an old wooden house “standing in […]

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Room For Poetry e-book

The Room For Poetry project was a community art project developed by Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Banyule City Council in 2013. Inspired by Banyule City Councils’ Home: Reframing Craft and Domesticity exhibition at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, the project invited community members to respond poetically to the interior spaces of a ‘home’. The project […]

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