Mont Park to Springthorpe Heritage Project

  A community driven project has come to fruition recently with the launch in September of the Mont Park to Springthorpe: Springthorpe Heritage Project. The website explores the former Mont Park Hospital and Asylum and its environs, the heritage-listed buildings, horticulturally significant landscape design, social and cultural history, hospital and psychiatric care history, indigenous history…
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Sarka to Westgarthtown: The Wuchatsch Family in Germany and Australia

A new local history book has been added to our collections.  One of which will be preserved in the local history collection at Mill Park Library.  Särka to Westgarthtown by Robert Wuchatsch has been a long time in the making. This 525-page book tells the story of the Wuchatsch family in Germany and Australia from the early…
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Book Review: Famous Family Trees

Famous Family Trees : explore 25 family trees from history written by Jari Mouge and illustrated by Vivien Mildenburger has recently been added to the junior collection. "Family History is also world history. It tells of connections and beginnings" states the introduction to this lavishly and finely illustrated book in watercolours.  Famous names are highlighted with…
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Top Online Learning Tools @ YPRL

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) offers programs and services that support the acquisition of knowledge and skills through study, experience or lessons through its nine branches and mobile services. These programs and our online offerings are becoming of increasing importance to the local community. Learning can include borrowing a DIY manual, attending a genealogy course…
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Heraldry

The following is a guest blog post from Tammy Eledge Heraldry is the science, art and system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings and symbols are employed to distinguish individuals, armies, institutions and corporations. Coats of Arms and Armorial bearings carry symbols which originated as identification devices on flags and shields. Forms…
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