Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ivanhoe Harriers

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society will be Ivanhoe Harriers: from St James Church to Willindra Park by Andrew Edney.  This athletic club has a 100 year history with members representing Australia at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other international events.
Join the Historical Society for this free event:  Thursday 8 December 2015 at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe 8pm. All welcome

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pack up your troubles: Music and the Great War

The current exhibition running at the University of Melbourne’s Grainger Museum: “Pack Up Your Troubles : Musiic and the Great War”, highlights the music and musicians of the First World War. Among the ‘exhibits’ are items once belonging to a 21st Battalion bandsman from Diamond Creek, Herbert Godber. There’s his tiny diary, photos of the band in France and a Christmas card sent to his fiancee Ivy Partington back in Greensborough. Herbert Godber (1892-1980) enlisted in 1915 and returned to Diamond Creek in 1919. Listen to the sounds of the brass as you view the memorabilia, loaned by descendants of the Godber family.  The exhibition is on till December 23.  Visit  Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne to learn more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cooking for Copyright

[Valda Unthank, champion lady cyclist of Victoria] State Library of Victoria ca 1939

In July the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) launched a campaign “Cooking for copyright” with its aim to support copyright law reform.
Individuals and organisations provided dozens of recipes, currently recognised as unpublished works which are deemed under copyright. The recipes were posted on a website and people were asked to cook a recipe, photograph it and add it to social media with the hashtag #cookingforcopyright
The campaign raised awareness of one particular issue – perpetual copyright for unpublished works. While copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator for published works, for unpublished works copyright lasts forever.
Unpublished works include old diaries, letters, company records, thesis – even recipes. The copyright rules as they currently stand mean that these manuscripts are locked away – to no one’s benefit.
It is hoped that the campaign will help influence the Australian Government to respond with changes to copyright law that unlocks millions of items, putting them in the public domain.
More information at: https://fair.alia.org.au/cookingforcopyright