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June 2018
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2018 Bruce Turner Presentation: What Lies Beneath

Thursday 28 June | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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What Lies Beneath: Archaeological investigations of the Cato Street Carpark, Prahran with Dr Michelle Negus Cleary (Dr Vincent Clark & Associates) Surface carparks dating from the mid-late twentieth century in urban contexts often provide protection and good preservation of archaeological structures and deposits related to earlier periods. This is certainly the case for many instances in Melbourne metropolitan area. The City of Stonnington have begun a major redevelopment of an existing ground-level car park that covers an entire inner-city block,…

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July 2018
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The Story of J.P. Quaine – Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018

Thursday 5 July | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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J P. Quaine opened a secondhand and antiquarian bookshop in Prahran during the First World War and continued in business for the next four decades. He was noted as a collector and seller of "bloods". In addition he was active as a journalist and contributor of articles on collecting to newspapers and magazines. In this Melbourne Rare Book Week talk, Professor Wallace Kirsop will explore his career. Wallace Kirsop is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and…

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August 2018

Success with Family History

Wednesday 8 August | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Gold Coin Donation
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Family Histories are an invaluable historical source, but for libraries they can be quite difficult to acquire.  Find out how you can help ensure that your family history not only makes it into libraries, but is also as accessible as possible for researchers and fellow family historians. Feel free to bring along any family histories you might have written to see how they’d go in a library setting. Also if you have a family history that you’d like to donate…

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Writing a Non-Boring Family History

Saturday 18 August | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every family has secrets. The extraordinary ‘ordinary’ stories deserve to be told. Researching and finding the best way to tell these stories can be a fascinating journey and the chance to create a valuable resource for your descendants. How do you create an account that is memorable, engaging and not boring? Hazel’s Non-Boring Family History Workshop covers topics including: Researching and interviewing skills How to organise your material Structuring a book Making it interesting for the reader Formatting and publishing…

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Scottish Highland Migrants

Saturday 18 August | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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From 1730-1830, the Scottish Highlands was in a state of severe social, economic and cultural upheavel. In the 1830s starvation and destitution caused many to migrate to Australia. Join author, Jim Donaldson to hear the story of their selection, voyages, settlement and life after their arrival in this country. This event is run as part of National Family History Month. Gold coin donation invited. Jim Donaldson is the author of ‘Farewell to the Heather: An account of the government assisted…

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September 2018

Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Eve

Friday 28 September
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We will be closed for the AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.   Image: The National football game for 2, 3, or 4 players . courtesy of State Library Victoria (www.slv.vic.gov.au) Creator: Melbourne : National Game Co.

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November 2018

Public Holiday: Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 6 November
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We will be closed for the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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