Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Members of the community are invited to the Greensborough Historical Society's Heritage Day 2017 to be held Saturday 28th October. This will include a walk through the Yandell Reserve at 1.00pm to be followed by the launch of their latest book: "Do you Recall?" at 2.00pm at Greenhills Neighbourhood House, Community Drive, Greensborough. Enjoy afternoon tea following the formalities.
This new book is a second volume to the hugely successful As I recall featuring 26 stories of life in the Greensborough District over the years which was published in 2013.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library celebrates ten years of Local History month programming in 2017. Through our collections and programs we aim to educate, inspire and connect the community with its history.
This October explore the rich history of your local community through an extended number of tours and walks which will provide the opportunity to explore our local neighbourhoods.
The Centre, Ivanhoe
Meet local historians with a passion to share the stories of our local community from Mernda to the Yarra River. Enjoy displays and a special book launch.
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 of Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Local History Month program on Saturday 7 October 2.00pm - 4.00pm.
This publication can be viewed as a vessel for transporting previously untold, unwritten and unheard family journeys. And while a great deal remains to be told, each story is significant, not simply because some of the Memory Keepers started life as young immigrants who experienced long, perilous and circuitous sea journeys before reaching Australia; or whose mother tongue belonged to ‘a language other than English’; whose parents would have been regarded ‘working class’; and who in a single generation, broke barriers of adversity and flourished as highly respected members of the community, as artists, politicians, business operators, volunteers and thinkers. But essentially because each family narrative found between the pages of Migration- Stories from Banyule introduces us to each other, reveals the story behind the story of who we are, where we came from, and why we call Australia home.