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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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 sub branch. Watsonia Library has a small display with a nod to the great work our community has done in contributing to the 5000 Poppies Project.
Whittlesea Library will be hosting Vietnam Veterans and members of the Whittlesea RSL sub branch as they share stories of their experience 50 years ago. Join them on Monday 16 April at 2.00 pm. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Gurney will discuss the Origins of the Dawn Service and the importance of this annual tradition of remembering all wars at Eltham Library on Thursday 19 April at 7.00pm. Local and Family History researchers can receive tips on researching Anzacs on Trove at Mill Park Library, Friday 20 April at 10 am. Dr Janine Rizetti, from Heidelberg Historical Society will discuss the 1917 Conscription Campaign through the eyes of local City of Banyule residents at Rosanna Library on Tuesday 24 April at 2.00 pm.