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In 2003, chainsaw sculptor Leigh Conkie crafted 12 sculptures from the stumps of cypress trees. These works of art, inspired by wartime…
In 2003, chainsaw sculptor Leigh Conkie crafted 12 sculptures from the stumps of cypress trees. These works of art, inspired by wartime characters, were beloved by the community. As objects of beauty and symbolism, they provided a gathering place; a place of quiet reflection.…

Merri Creek Oral History Project Merri Creek Oral History Project

The Merri Creek flows through Melbourne's northern suburbs through the Cities of Moreland, Whittlesea and Darebin.   The Friends of Merri Creek (Inc.) have supported the creek since 1988. Interviews with residents along the creek before 1970 are now on Wikinorthia
Interviews with residents of the creek before 1970 now appear on Wikinorthia.

Victorian Collections Victorian Collections

Victorian Collections is a central portal to the cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria.
Victorian Collections is a central portal to the cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria, It includes local collections including Eltham District Historical Society, Greensborugh Historical Society and City of Whittlesea

Invisible Farmer 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
The Invisible Farmer Project  is the largest study of Australian women on the land. 

YPRL Local History Flickr YPRL Local History Flickr

View historical photos on our Flickr portal including photos of our libraries, the Fay Thomas and Alice Broadhurst Collections
View historical and contemporary photos on our Flickr portal including photos of our libraries, the Fay Thomas and Alice Broadhurst Collections and Photos documenting the aftermath of Black Saturday

Local Cemeteries Local Cemeteries

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Resources for local cemeteries in Nillumbik, Banyule and Whittlesea
Resources for local cemeteries in Nillumbik, Banyule and Whittlesea

Search Historical Images Search Historical Images

Search historical, contemporary images and more in our local history collection
Search historical, contemporary images and more in our local history collection

Wikinorthia Wikinorthia

The Wikinorthia website is an open source collaborative project that collects and collates local community stories and photographs …
The Wikinorthia website is an open source collaborative project that collects and collates local community stories and photographs including personal reminiscences, local World War One service profiles and more from the northern Local Government Areas of Darebin, Moreland,…

Trove Trove

Free online service to find information about Australia and Australians including historical newspapers, photographs, books, maps and more
Free online service to find information about Australia and Australians including historical newspapers, photographs, books, maps and more

Victorian Places Victorian Places

History of over 1600 places throughout Victoria. Navigate via the Search or Browse functions.
History of over 1600 places throughout Victoria. Navigate via the Search or Browse functions.

PROV Historic Plans Public Records Office Victoria - Historic Plans

Are you interested in land history? The Historic Plans Collection at PROV contains over 11,500 items dating from 1802-1984.
Are you interested in land history? The Historic Plans Collection at PROV contains over 11,500 items dating from 1802-1984. Over half (more than 5000 maps and plans) are now online and available for download.

Writing and Publishing Local History Writing and Publishing Local History

The guide provides essential advice from preliminary planning to final publication in an attractive and accessible guide.
The guide provides essential advice from preliminary planning to final publication in an attractive and accessible guide. Readers will follow a logical set of steps as well as complete activities that provoke thinking beyond conventional approaches to content and format.

Research your house in Nillumbik Research your house in Nillumbik

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Resources for researching your house with particular reference to the Shire of Nillumbik. Some references are applicable elsewhere. Visit the Local History collections at Eltham and Diamond Valley Libraries. This guide is also useful for other areas.
Resources for researching your house with particular reference to the Shire of Nillumbik. Some references are applicable elsewhere.

Melbourne Maps Melbourne Maps

The University of Melbourne have added new digitised maps to their online map collection.  In addition to their Melway Street directories series, maps from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works has been added.  Recent coverage includes the suburbs and towns of Whittlesea…
The University of Melbourne have added new digitised maps to their online map collection. 
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