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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Letters from World War One come to Yarra Plenty Regional Library

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings. Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s…
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11th Battalion A.I.F.

Do you have an ancestor in the 11th Battalion? Was he in this photo taken on 10 January 1915 at the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt? The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) is working on identifying the 703 soldiers in this photo – and have already achieved some success. For further information visit 11th Battalion A.I.F…
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Researching an Anzac

Military historian Neil C Smith will be a special guest speaker for Diamond Valley’s Family History Fest program this month at Diamond Valley Library: Researching an Anzac Wednesday April 29 at 1.30 pm. With over 24 years' Australian army experience, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Smith understands military jargon, abbreviations and the various organisational and recording systems employed by…
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Poppies Displays

As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 66,000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  YPRL was the first Victorian public library…
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Local Anzac Stories

To acknowledge the Anzac centenary Yarra Plenty Regional Library will gather and publish local World War One Stories telling the stories of our men and women from Whittlesea, Nillumbik and Banyule who served in any capacity in World War One. Do you have a story to tell?  Have you researched a local story?  We are looking…
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Nillumbik Council welcomes Veterans Affairs grants

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Hon. Damian Drum joined with Mayor, Cr Michael Young, Cr Bronnie Hattam and Cr Meralyn Klein recently at Wingrove Park, Eltham to announce that Council has been awarded two grants. Mr Drum said, “The grant of $11,050 will go towards improving the Eltham Avenue of Honour and installing an interpretative bronze plaque dedicated to those who…
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Poppies for Remembrance

As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  Over 9000 poppies have in fact…
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