Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Local History titles

New titles for local history have been added to the collection at Ivanhoe Library
The Centre: 40 years of Banyule Community Health

The history of the centre began in 1975 as a result of community meetings that agitated for better services in the Heidelberg West Olympic Village in the early 1970s.  The Whitlam government at the time implemented major reforms.  The book includes a timeline and many local community photographs.

Ivanhoe Harriers:from St James Church to Willinda Park by Andrew Edney
Ivanhoe Harriers was founded by the Rev. S. L. Buckley in March, 1914, as a cross-country team. In the early 1920's with the help of the YMCA and the Ivanhoe Grammar School, the Club grew into a powerful combination, which dominated and indeed became unbeatable in A Grade competition through the 1930's. After the Second World War, we became less dominant until the 1970's, which proved to be an excellent decade for the Club. During the 1980's and 1990's, our under-age teams were among the strongest in Victoria.

This history was revised and updated in 2014 and is a very detailed account of the Club's first 100 years.
A number of past members have represented Australia at Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and other international events. That said, the Club provides a supportive and friendly environment for athletes of all standards.
From : Ivanhoe Harriers

Copies can be accessed from the local history collection. Loan copies are also available

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