Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November is Local History Month

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is looking forward to hosting various speakers as part of celebrating local history month in November

Events will be of interest to both local and family history researchers as well as the local community.

German Heritage Revealed
Thursday November 4
10.30 – 11.30 am
Hear from Volkhard Wehner, the author of a history of the German Speaking community of Melbourne.
Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham Phone 9439 9266

ANZACS of Greensborough
Monday November 8
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Join Greensborough College Teacher Felicity Williams as she recounts her research on those from the Greensborough district who enlisted in World War 1 and the one man from Greensborough who died in the Korean Campaign. Felicity has toured Korea and Gallipoli as part of the Victorian Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC competition.
Diamond Valley Library Civic Drive, Greensborough
Phone: 9434 3809

Heidelberg Cemeteries
Tuesday 9 November
2.00 pm
Cemetery historian David Weatherill will speak about the history of the Warringal Cemetery and old Heidelberg Hawdon Street cemetery now closed.
Ivanhoe Library 255 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
Phone 94975780

Putting family memorabilia in the Picture
Thursday November 11
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Neville Crawford from Recherché Specialty Picture Framing will discuss and display ways of presenting your military and other heritage memorabilia.
Watsonia Library, Ibbottson Street, Watsonia
Phone: 9435 2397

Photo Preservation Workshop
Saturday 13 November
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Detlev Lueth, leading photo and paper conservator, will present an informative workshop on how to ensure your photographs don't fade away
Mill Park Library, 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park Phone: 9437 8189

Researching the History of your house
Monday 15 November
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Simon Reeves of Built Heritage will show you how to research your house.
Ivanhoe Library 255 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
Phone 94975780

Researching Land Records in Victoria
Thursday 18 November
2.00 - 3.30 pm
Balllarat genealogist and local historian Joan Hunt will present on
accessing Victorian land records including using the online facilities of
the Public Records Office Victoria.
Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham Phone 9439 9266

Local Ghosts
Thursday 18 November
7.00 - 8.00 pm
Join us for some local ghost stories.
Rosanna Library 72 Turnham Ave, Rosanna Phone: 9459 6171

Visit the Farming in the Plenty Valley: an historical view exhibition
In partnership with Whittlesea Cultural Heritage program
Photrographic display depicting early farming practices that were carried out within the Plenty valley. Produce from the Plenty Valley supported the development of early Melbourne and was once considered Melbourne's food bowl.
Mill Park Library
Wed 26 Ocot - 7 November
Thomastown Library
11 November - 25 November
Lalor Library
29 November - 12 December

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