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.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Local History Month 2018
Travel back in time this October as Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Local History Month program takes place. From walks and talks, to tours and displays, there are discoveries to be had as you connect with the local history in your community.
Nillumbik Historical Society will have a display at Diamond Valley Library and Eltham District Historical Society will have a display at Eltham Library later in the month.
Staff are Whittlesea Library staff are keen to interview locals with a story to tell as they launch their Whittlesea Storiesproject on Friday 5 October. Nillumbik Historical Society will present a talk on the History of Diamond Creek at Diamond Valley on Monday 8 October. Dr Annette Shiel will about the history of Miss Show Girl at Whittlesea Library on Monday 15 October.
Enjoy a slide show of photos about and from Watsonia as we gear up for our 30th birthday celebrations next month. Do you have photos you would like to share?
We are pleased to have partnered with Eltham District Historical Society, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Nillumbik Historical Society, Eltham Little Theartre, Royal Agricultural Society, Museums Australia (Victoria), Friends of Westgarthtown and others to present the 2018 program.
See what else is happening for Local History month at YPRL
Test your local history knowledge on our fun quiz.