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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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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600 stories and growing

Have a piece of cake on us! In celebration of the milestone of 600 stories on Wikinorthia. In its 10 year history this collaborative project that collects and collates local community stories and photographs has published personal reminiscences, local World War One service profiles and more of life in Melbourne's north both past and present…
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Poppies for Remembrance

In recent years, members of our community contributed thousands of hand crafted poppies for the Centenary of World War One remembrance 5000 Poppies project.  This project is still going strong with major installations being planned towards the end of the year to acknowledge the end of the War in 1918. Whittlesea Agricultural Society will be…
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Cemetery Research

Lee Anthony from Friends of Coburg Cemetery recently spoke at Diamond Valley Library as part of the monthly Family History Fest program.  The cemetery is managed by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.  A Deceased search can be conducted on their website for all nineteen cemeteries in the Melbourne area under their care. If you are…
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Diamond Creek Local History

Nillumbik Historical Society have been updating and re-publishing a number of publications that local historian Jock Ryan first compiled in the early 2000's.  These titles include a chronology of the area's history, a history of the Hurstbridge railway line, especially related to the extension from Eltham to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge, the story…
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Anzac Day 2018

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is acknowledging Anzac Day through a series of exhibitions and presentations.  Throughout April, Eltham Library are featuring objects from the memorabilia collection of the Eltham Montmorency RSL…
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Diamond Valley Sportsmen Win Medals at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982

As we settle into the Commonwealth Games, this #ThrowbackThursday we reflect back to the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games.  Local athletes were represented and they were acknowledged by Diamond Valley Shire President Peter Cleeland, here presenting engraved silver letter openers created by Eltham silversmith Michael Wilson. Medal winners from left are Remo Sansonetti, Greensborough, silver medal…
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