This group is open to anyone who would like to come along. Just drop in on a Tuesday at 1pm at Sam Merrifield Library. The group meets from 1-3pm.
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 3, 2014
You can learn more about Ramsay's life and work at an upcoming talk at the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds, on Monday 13th October, 10am - 2pm. The talk is being given by Gregory Smith, President of The Victorian Artists Society. Book online or call 8325 1750.
Sep 30, 2014
Have you lived in Moonee Valley for a long time, or do you know someone who has? Do you remember milk being delivered by horse and cart in Essendon? Or have interesting reminiscences of your primary school in Niddrie? Was your street completely different, and maybe you have some photos you could share with us? Or perhaps you want to tell us about your Mum and Dad, and what life was like for them back when you were just a kid? Whatever your story, if you think it adds to a picture of the history of Moonee Valley we would love to hear it - and perhaps even record it to be added to our collection for use by researchers of the future. Bring along your stories, reminiscences, photos or souvenirs - and and appetite for afternoon tea.
Plus we'll have some interesting items from the library's Community Heritage collection to share with you too.
Moonee Valley Memories is happening on Wednesday 8 October, 2-4pm, at Sam Merrifield Library.
This event is free but bookings are necessary. Call 8325 1950 or book online.
Sep 26, 2014
The Book of Remembrance is being exhibited at the Essendon Historical Society's museum, the Moonee Ponds Courthouse museum (cnr of Mt Alexander Rd and Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds). Open Sundays 2-5pm.
For more on this story see the Herald Sun article, and also the clarifying note by local historian Lenore Frost(see comments below).
Sep 25, 2014
Each session will open with group problem solving, then move onto the weekly assigned topic or presentation, and then finish with "free time" for research/chat/anything.
- 30 September: What details are needed for each person researched?andScanning documents and photos
- 7 October: Wills and probateandConvicts and criminal records
- 14 Oct: Scanning documents and photos
- 21 Oct: Online newspapers on Trove
- 28 Oct: Producing charts
- 4 Nov: MELBOURNE CUP DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED - NO FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
- 11 Nov: Possible guest speaker - to be confirmed
Want to join the group? Come along to Sam Merrifield Library, Tuesdays 1-3pm. No need to book, just drop in.