APRIL - JUNE 2016

All events are held at the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne. 

Seminars and events require booking, this can be done online via the Events Calendar.

A century of cameras- exhibition

MARCH 1 - JUNE 30, 2016

The cameras in this exhibition have been used over four generations of the Palmer family. They span over a century of use in Europe, Australia and the City of Port Phillip.

Image: Parliament procession, 1945, London, Thomas ‘Pedler’ Palmer (1906–1998), courtesy Meyer Eidelson.

 

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Oral History introductory-workshop

SATURDAY 19 MARCH, 10AM- 4PM

Sarah Rood, from Way Back When Consulting Historians, will lead this workshop focussed on the fundamentals of starting work as an oral historian. Whether you are a volunteer community member or an academic collecting records using oral methods, this workshop will provide you with valuable insights into the work of doing oral history. Participants also get some practise at conducting an interview, so please bring your recording device with you.

Costs: Members $60, Concession$30, non Members $100

Bookings  via the OHV Website 

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The 2016, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Piers Festival celebration will be held on Sunday 3 April 2016, at Princes Pier.

Multicultural Arts Victoria Website

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2016 National Trust Heritage Festival - Discovery and Rediscoveries.

APRIL 16 - MAY 29

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Honour, service and strife – stories of found nurses and lost soldiers from South Melbourne and beyond- talk and display.

SATURDAY 16 APRIL, 10.AM- 12PM

Discover the untold stories of nurses local to Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and St Kilda, who served in World War I. Re-discover the stories of the more than 400 soldiers listed on the World War I Honour Board at South Melbourne Town Hall - which reveal misspellings, mistakes, the missing and the still living – a sobering reminder of the stress of post war years.

Image: City of South Melbourne Anzacs, 1917, sm0300, PPCC

Bookings 

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PMHPS present "An Unfinished Tribute"- talk & display.

 TUESDAY 26 APRIL, 6.30PM- 8PM

Come to an evening talk from Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society to hear the story of a secret compartment in the Nott Street School WWI honour board and the handwritten messages from families hidden there.  This event presents the opportunity to browse these 97-year-old messages, now beautifully preserved in specially handcrafted boxes for public viewing.

Image: Courtesy Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society

Bookings 

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Oral History Advanced workshops- podcasting

SATURDAY 9 APRIL

  • Workshop 1a- 10AM- 12.30PM,
  • Workshop 1b- 1.30PM- 4PM

Learn how to make and use podcasts. Both workshops will offer the same material - please choose the time which suits you best. Each session will include a maximum of 12 participants to ensure you benefit from hands-on learning. The presenter of these sessions will be Bethany Atkinson-Quinton, a Melbourne-based radio announcer, producer and performer.

Costs: Members $60, Concession$30, non Members $100 (includes OHV membership)

Bookings  via the OHV Website

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Family History Group- session #2

SATURDAY 30 APRIL, 10AM- 12.30PM

Finding and understanding your sources of information – see how online genealogy resources can help you find your family in ‘vital records’ such as census and electoral rolls and birth, death and marriage records. 

Bring your own laptop, ipad or tablet to access free Library Edition Ancestry.com via library WIFI.  Each session includes hands on tasks and take away information. Beginners welcome.

Image: Large family group against a background of trees, 1905-1907, pm1114, PPCC

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Family History Group- session #3

SATURDAY 28 MAY, 10AM- 12.30PM

The wealth of resources: dive in to the huge range of records that tell you about your ancestors’ daily lives.  Includes government records, military and employment records, cemeteries and newspapers. 

Bring your own laptop, ipad or tablet to access free Library Edition Ancestry.com via library WIFI.  Each session includes hands on tasks and take away information. Beginners welcome.

Image: Families sitting on lawn, Catani Gardens, 1916, sk0715, PPCC

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Prejudice and Reason: Some Australian Women’s Responses to War 1914 – 1919

SATURDAY 4 JUNE, 10.30 AM- 12PM

A performance of writings from the Australian Women’s National League and the Women’s Political Association

Bookings

Image: Postcard - Senate Election, Vida Goldstein, 1910 (detail), Item HT 36235, Museum Victoria Collections http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/2029294,

 

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First World War Women- display

4 JUNE – AUGUST 2016

A display documenting the efforts of the Women’s Political Association, the Women’s Peace Army and other Melbourne based organisations who worked for peace throughout WW1.

Image: The blood vote (detail), 1914-1918, sk2670, PPCC

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Family History Group- session #4

SATURDAY 25 JUNE, 10AM- 12.30PM

Busting the brick walls: proven strategies to get over your research hurdles.

Bring your own laptop, ipad or tablet to access free Library Edition Ancestry.com via library WIFI.  Each session includes hands on tasks and take away information. Beginners welcome.

Image: Crowds at Catani Arch, St. Kilda foreshore, 1916, sk056, PPCC

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Family History Group- session #5

SATURDAY 23 JULY, 10AM- 12.30PM

Where can family history take you? Examples of family history projects and different types of outcomes. Plus Family History Month exhibition prep.

Bring your own laptop, ipad or tablet to access free Library Edition Ancestry.com via library WIFI.  Each session includes hands on tasks and take away information. Beginners welcome.

Image: Children at a Port Melbourne festival, 1920, pm1142, PPCC

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