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August 2022

No Ordinary Convict

August 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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It is Family History Month at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. or much of her life, Janine Marshall Wood, a former English, History and French teacher, has been gripped by the remarkable story of John Hughes, his leadership in the Rebecca Riots, his convict years and life afterwards in Tasmania. She has retold this tale countless times to audiences of all ages throughout Australia – sometimes even in French. The Rebecca Riots (1839–1844), a protest movement that galvanised and amused much…

October 2022

Eltham Courthouse Restoration

October 6, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Built in 1860, the Eltham Courthouse is the oldest public building remaining in the Shire of Nillumbik. In 2021, a restoration project was undertaken to bring new life to this architectural significant building. It was completed in early 2022. Jim Connor of the Eltham District Historical Society will join us to discuss the original function of the courthouse, the building's unique features and the project undertaken by Nillumbik Shire Council to fully restore the building. Presented by Yarra Plenty Regional…

November 2022

What Ship Did You Come Out On?

November 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discover the history of ships in Port Melbourne with local author Nick Cree. Nick Cree will be speaking about the ships that came through Port Melbourne in the 50's and 60's, and the myriad of personal stories of the people who embarked in Melbourne. Do you have a personal association with one of those ships? This event is part of the exhibition Remarkable: stories of Australians and their boats. Australia’s history is full of maritime-related stories. With over 1,000 rivers…

August 2023

History of Australian Motherhood

August 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It is Family History Month! Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on the history of Australian mothers and how motherhood has changed over time. Dr. Carla Pascoe Leahy, author of Becoming a Mother: an Australian History and Miranda Francis, a researcher into the history of Australian motherhood in the 20th century, will discuss their work in this session. Photo: Mothers and babies at the Drouin Infant Welfare Centre, Victoria, circa 1944. Photo by Jim Fitzpatrick. National Library of Australia…

British Surnames

August 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Nick Cree as he discusses his research on British surnames with reference to recent census data on the population of the Shire of Nillumbik. He will also discuss some examples of origins of commonly occurring names. Surnames are a fascinating area of family history with records dating back to the 11th century. Presented by Yarra Plenty Regional Library

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