Thursday, October 01, 2015

Happy Birthday Us!

Thirty years ago today, four member councils of Heidelberg Regional Library Service, namely Diamond Valley, Eltham, Heidelberg and Whittlesea felt it was time to adopt a name reflecting the wide area we serve.
Staff were asked to suggest suitable names.  Names included Plenty Regional Library and Heidelberg Plenty Regional Library. Alan Marshall Regional Library, Heidelberg to Whittlesea Regional Library, Merri Plenty Regional Library, North East Hill Regional Library, Plenty Green Regional Library and  All the Rivers Run Regional Library Service.
In the early days of Victoria's settlement the area then covered by the Shires of Diamond Valley and Whittlesea was known as the Plenty. Combine that names with Yarra which is the river which borders on Eltham and Heidleberg. Geoff Carson, the Chief Executive Officer chose Yarra Plenty as the new name for the Regional Library Service.

Monday, September 28, 2015

October is local history month at Yarra Plenty Regional Library

October is local history month at YPRL.
Explore the rich history of your local community, from conservation history to conversations on history, with talks and tours, stories and displays. Meet local historians with a passion to share the stories of our local community and learn how you can preserve and uncover yours.
This year we are participating in the RHSV local history week 18 – 25 October  with events including:
Tuesday 20 October Significant trees in Banyule at Watsonia Library
Tuesday 20 October Early Eltham Pioneers (in partnership with Eltham District Historical Society) at Eltham Library
Wednesday 21 October Mernda Mill Archaelogy at Mill Park Library
Be sure to check out what is happening throughout the month in your area.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society hosts guest speaker Robert Winther OAM, Veteran Liason Officer, Austin Health.  He will speak about the history of the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.  The meeting will be held at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe on Tuesday August 11 at 8 pm.
A history was published in 1994 Proper Care.  To learn more,  visit the Local History collection at Ivanhoe Library
All Welcome.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Victorian Community History Awards

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the Public Record Office Victoria have announced that the entries to the 2015 Victorian Community History Awards are now open.
The 2015 Victorian Community History Awards Entry form can be downloaded by holding down the CTRL Key and Left clicking this link:…/VHCA-2015-Entry-Form.pdf
The 2015 Victorian Community History Awards Entry Form includes an explanation of the categories and the conditions of entry. Kindly note that a special ‘Centenary of WW1 Award’ category has been added for 2015, and there is also a new category, ‘History Article’ for essays or articles that have been published in peer reviewed journals.
Note: Entries must be received by Post or hand delivery to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000 by 2pm on Friday 7 August 2015 for the 2015 Awards.