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June 2018

Public Holiday: Queen’s Birthday

Monday 11 June
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We will be closed for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. The returns chute will be open. Don’t forget, you can also renew your items online.

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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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Bargain Book Day

Saturday 14 July • 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Hundreds of of books available from $2. Nothing over $10. A huge variety of subject matter will be available including some Victorian history gems.

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August 2018

Glen Eira Historical Society Pop Up

Monday 6 August • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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FREE
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Visit the Glen Eira Historical Society at the PMI Victorian History Library to ask questions or have a general chat. You will be able to view a 1930s aerial map of Glen Eira and early Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works maps which can be viewed through Google Earth Pro – simply search an address and see what it looked like in 1931 and earlier. The Glen Eira Historical Society (formed in 1972 as the Caulfield Historical Society) covers the…

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Scout Heritage Victoria Pop Up

Wednesday 8 August • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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FREE
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Come along and visit Scout Heritage Victoria at the PMI Library. A collection of historic items will also be on display.  The Scout Heritage Collection database and membership lists and the King's Scout/Queen's Scout Honour Roll will be available. Scout Heritage Victoria has the most extensive collection of the history of Scouting in Victoria. Their collection begins from the inception of Scouting in Australia in 1908 to the present day. Scouting today is a worldwide movement of over 27 million…

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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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St. Kilda Historical Society Pop Up

Thursday 9 August • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Come along to talk to members of the St. Kilda Historical Society committee about the history of St. Kilda or ask about how they can assist in researching your family history. You will also be able to view a display of selected items from their collection. The St Kilda Historical Society Inc., established in 1970, fosters interest and research into the history of St Kilda, Elwood and the surrounding areas. The St. Kilda Historical Society is currently working on the…

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Malvern Historical Society Pop Up

Tuesday 14 August • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE
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Come along and visit the Malvern Historical Society at the PMI Victorian History Library. Members from the society will be available to answer questions or just have a chat. Grab yourself some free brochures, newsletters and children’s puzzles. The Malvern Historical Society Inc, formed in 1973, advances the study of all aspects of the history relating to the area formerly known as the City of Malvern, now part of the City of Stonnington. Their motto is ‘Keeping Stonnington’s History Alive!’.…

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Glen Eira Historical Society Pop Up

Wednesday 15 August • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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FREE
Image of Lind House

Visit the Glen Eira Historical Society at the PMI Victorian History Library to ask questions or have a general chat. You will be able to view a 1930s aerial map of Glen Eira and early Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works maps which can be viewed through Google Earth Pro – simply search an address and see what it looked like in 1931 and earlier. The Glen Eira Historical Society (formed in 1972 as the Caulfield Historical Society) covers the…

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