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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Education Records

It is Family History month.  Retired teacher and genealogist Beryl O'Gorman will take us back to our school days at Lalor Library Thursday 2 August to kick off our month long program.  She will also provide tips on how to access education records for your family history research. Researching pupil and students records or teacher…
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National Science Week 2018

Science Week is coming to Yarra Plenty Regional Library... we are EXCITED! Science Week is celebrated around Australia every year. It’s an opportunity to show everyone that Science (and Technology, Engineering and Maths – together they are sometimes called STEM) is fun, interesting and an important part of everyday life. This year, National Science Week…
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ICT Management Unconference

David's Highlights Trinh and I attended the 2018 PLVN ICT Management Unconference on Monday 16 July. It was organised by the PLVN ICT Special Interest Group and was hosted by Yarra at the North Fitzroy Library. An unconference is unstructured compared to a normal conference, those who attend set the agenda, in a relaxed and…
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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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NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week – Because of Her, We Can! 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This acronym has since become the name of an annual week of national celebrations held every July, which observe the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
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