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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Happy Birthday Watsonia

This week Watsonia Library celebrates its 30th birthday. The small free-standing Library was opened on the 12 November 1988 after commitment by The Shire of Diamond Valley in part to replace the mobile library service that had previously served the community. Land purchased close to the railway station and shopping centre included two weatherboard houses…
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Miss Show Girl

Curator, Dr Annette Shiel from the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria was a special guest at Whittlesea Library this month as part of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Local History Month Program (in partnership with the City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program). Dr. Sheil shared her project to re-unite former Miss Show Girls from 1957 to…
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Lets Party Like It’s 1988

November is a month-long party at Watsonia Library. Like Marty McFly we are going back - Back to the Future with a movie night of course - complete with popcorn and jaffas! Back to the Future The fun starts with Watsonia Library's Annual Craft Fair. There will be a range of locally made craft items and…
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Local History Month 2018

Travel back in time this October as Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Local History Month program takes place.  From walks and talks, to tours and displays, there are discoveries to be had as you connect with the local history in your community. Nillumbik Historical Society will have a display at Diamond Valley Library and Eltham District…
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Ziebell’s Farmhouse, Westgarthtown

Congratulations to the Friends of Westgarthtown who have successfully completed the Museum Accreditation Program. They were awarded their certificate at the recent Museums Australia (Victoria) awards night held 29 August. This has been a long committed process by this voluntary organisation to meet the recognised museum standards. They are the only accredited museum in 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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