Grace Park Estate – Beautiful building allotments

The New Grace Park Electric Station Estate, (Watsonia) was advertised widely in June 1924 showcasing the nearly completed electrified line and Railway Station and advocating its proximity to prospective buyers.  The Advertiser, reported on Friday 27 June 1924, .."The sale last Saturday of 44 allotments in the Grace Park Estate, adjacent to the new railway station…
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Book Launch: Migration stories from Banyule

MIGRATION-Stories from Banyule reveals fourteen personal journeys of migration by and about people originally from the Aeolian islands, England, the Greek islands, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Poland who came to Australia by ship, disembarked at Port Melbourne, and now call Australia Home.  Watsonia Library is pleased to host the launch of this publication as part…
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Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program

The 2017 City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program is in full swing with the Winter program out now.  This annual events program celebrates the history and cultural heritage of the City of Whittlesea.  Local organisations and community groups including Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Whittlesea Reconciliation Group, St Damian's Church, Bundoora, St Luke's Church, Lalor, RMIT…
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Wild Men of Montmorency

“Diamond Valley footy in the 1970s and 1980s was hard and tough footy at its best and sometimes worst. It was physical, brutal, occasionally spectacular and thrilling, captivating fans and players alike.  In this tribal cauldron where suburb was pitted against suburb there was no room for the feint-hearted”. The Wild Men of Montmorency recently published…
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Meet Cedric at State Library Victoria

Have you explored the digitised collections at State Library Victoria?  A number of collections have been curated and can be explored via the Cedric link  here. Collections include: Melbourne Street Directories - 1912-152 Victorian Groundwater records Journal of commerce of Victoria and Melbourne Mufti 1934-2000 Football Record Victorian Historical Journal 1911-2012 Records of Coles Myer…
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Happy Birthday Us!

Thirty years ago today, four member councils of Heidelberg Regional Library Service, namely Diamond Valley, Eltham, Heidelberg and Whittlesea felt it was time to adopt a name reflecting the wide area we serve. Staff were asked to suggest suitable names.  Names included Plenty Regional Library and Heidelberg Plenty Regional Library. Alan Marshall Regional Library, Heidelberg…
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Flickr

Flickr is one of the leading photo sharing and organising websites.  Once uploaded, via a collaborative process, people can comment and tag your photos. last week Flickr announced a free terabyte of space.  Just how big is a terabyte? Flickr describe it as “you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling…
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