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August 2018

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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 upheaval. 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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Family History Connections Pop Up

Wednesday 22 August • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Come along to find out how Family History Connections can assist in researching your family history. The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote family history and allied genealogical studies and to educate people in genealogical research. In 2018, a new registered business name was launched - Family History Connections - to better reflect the work of the organisation. FHC is a Library and Resource Centre located in Blackburn and staffed by volunteers for the…

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Success with Family History

Wednesday 22 August • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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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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Family History Research Q&A Pop Up with the Friends of the PMI Library

Wednesday 29 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 pick the experienced and knowledgeable brains of the Friends of the Library volunteers about anything and everything to do with researching your genealogy and family history. You can even ask about how to use the PMI Victorian History Library resources to your best advantage. No bookings required, just drop in anytime throughout the day. This event is presented as part of the 2018 National Family History Month.

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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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October 2018

Second-Hand Book Sale

Saturday 6 October • 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Hundreds of book available from $2 to rare collectable books. History, Military, Australiana, Literature, Nature, Biographies, Railways, Cinema and more. Come along and find a gem!  

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Prahran, the “Rock’n’Roll” Town

Saturday 6 October • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Trot, twirl and boogie your way into the PMI Victorian History Library for a presentation by Ian McFarlane, on the history of rock'n'roll in and around Prahran during the 1960s, 70s, 80s. Prahran was a hot spot for rock’n’roll during the 60s, 70s and 80s with venues like the Station Hotel, the Garrison disco on High Street and Ormond Hall. Greville Street, Prahran is of course still home to Melbourne institution Greville Records (founded in 1978). Hear about Australian bands of yesteryear…

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Geelong’s Hidden Gem: A history of the Geelong Theatre

Saturday 13 October • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society for a talk about the fascinating history of the Geelong Theatre. The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society president, Richard Twentyman will present a talk on the development of the Geelong Theatre. The Geelong Theatre opened as a live/cinema venue in 1913, with a capacity of close to 1400 in the single auditorium. It has been transformed over the years, firstly into the Village Twin Cinema, and then into the current Village 11. Richard…

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street

Sunday 14 October - Wednesday 17 October
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join local historian and the Mayor of Stonnington, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos on a wander along Chapel Street exploring former department stores big and small.  Limited spaces available so bookings are essential. WHEN We are running 2 tours:   • Sunday 14 October 2018 2:00 PM • Wednesday 17 October 2018 10:00 AM COST Library Members, Seniors/Concession Card Holders $15.00  | Non-Members $20.00 Cost includes Trybooking fees and a history showbag. All proceeds donated by Cr Stefanopoulos to the PMI Victorian History Library to…

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