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April 2021

Finding Families

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Altona Library, 123 Queen St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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Hobsons Bay Libraries' experienced heritage staff will demonstrate how to search for your ancestors across a variety of online platforms, including Victorian Births Deaths and Marriages records, Ancestry, historic newspapers, and immigration records. Find out important family dates, where your ancestors worked, and what they did for a living. Recommended for beginners. Basic computer skills recommended. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

Finding Families

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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Hobsons Bay Libraries' experienced heritage staff will demonstrate how to search for your ancestors across a variety of online platforms, including Victorian Births Deaths and Marriages records, Ancestry, historic newspapers, and immigration records. Find out important family dates, where your ancestors worked, and what they did for a living. Recommended for beginners. Basic computer skills recommended. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

May 2021

Discover Our Collections: Heritage @ Williamstown Library

May 12 @ 11:00 am
Ticket Info:
Free
Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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Williamstown Library is the home base for Hobsons Bay Libraries Heritage Collection, dedicated to preserving the history of Hobsons Bay from historic maps and photographs to newspaper and local books. The Library’s Heritage Room houses microform readers, a high-res scanner, interactive touch table, and a regularly changing array of local history exhibitions. Come along for an introduction to what’s on offer, and learn how we can help you out with your local and family history research. Bookings are essential and…

Waltzing Matilda: Australia’s Accidental Anthem

May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
Altona Library, 123 Queen St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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The song that started as an accidental collaboration in outback Queensland in 1895 caused the death of a seven-year relationship and went on to inspire a nation during WWII. Author and criminal barrister Benjamin Lindner presents a forensic history of the events, the people and the places that led to the writing of Australia’s most famous song. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

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