Nillumbik Memorials

The Hurstbridge Memorial Park interpretative signage was launched this week by Mr Andrew Giles MP, Federal Member for Scullin with Nillumbik Shire Council Mayor, Cr. Helen Coleman. The Hurstbridge Avenue of Honour plaque was also dedicated to local soldiers by Cr. Coleman. Local students from the Hurstbridge Learning co-operative and Hurstbridge Primary School read the…
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Reading for a rest day

If now that the second week of the Tour de France is over and you still feel that you have not had enough here is some potential reading for the evening of a rest day…. For many people one of the highlights of the coverage is the amazing scenery of rural France.  If the views…
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DVD Review: Birdsong

Beautifully and accurately filmed, Birdsong moves slowly but powerfully and gradually draws you in. This UK production is a nice change from the usual fast faced, action packed war dramas with a terrific supporting cast, costumes and sets. The book became a classic after it was published in 1993. This first interpretation of it on…
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New Family History Books

In the lead up to Family History Month in August when we will host a wide range of programs and events the following new titles have been added to the collection: How to Trace your Family Tree Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-it-yourself Genealogy Grandad Did A Dastardly Deed War Memorials (UK) Adelaide Remember When NextGen Genealogy The…
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Ryerson now at 5 million

This past weekend saw the Ryerson Index reach five 5 million names. The free Australian website which indexes contemporary death notices from Australian newspapers has been growing steadily since its establishment over seventeen years ago with some of the original indexers still submitting files to the website. Volunteers at Yarra Plenty Regional Library have been…
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