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May 2018

Slide Night: Old Melbourne

Thursday 3 May 2018 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Remember when slide nights were all the rage in suburban living rooms across Melbourne? Whether it be Aunty Gladys’ flower and rose slides or Dad’s recording of your trip to Phillip Island. Take a journey back to Melbourne and Victoria of yesterday drawing on slide collections from various sources. Supper in-keeping with the era will be provided. This event is run as part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Cost: Gold Coin Donation  

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Acland Street: The Grand Lady of St. Kilda

Saturday 12 May 2018 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join award winning historian Dr Judith Buckrich as she talks about her latest book, ‘Acland Street: the Grand Lady of St Kilda’. The book covers 175 years of history (1842-2017) since its naming and through all the ups and downs of its extraordinary social, cultural, architectural and economic history. Acland Street is well known for its rich bohemian, epicurean, artistic and musical past beginning in the mid nineteenth century as the home of some of Melbourne’s most privileged residents, through…

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May 2019

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street

Wednesday 1 May • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, Mayor of Stonnington and Vice President of the PMI will take you for a wander along Chapel Street exploring former department stores big and small between Malvern/Commercial Roads and High Street. This walk has booked out quickly in the past, so get in fast to secure your spot on this very popular heritage walk. Bring along your camera to capture some of the stunning examples of architecture along Chapel St. Cost: PMI Library Members, National Trust Members, Seniors/Concession Card…

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Family History Social Group

Monday 6 May • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Do you enjoy friendly conversation and family history? The Friends of the PMI Victorian History Library run a monthly family historical social group. Share your knowledge and skills with other group members in a friendly and supportive environment, while making use of the many resources available at the PMI Victorian History Library. Come along to this special Heritage Festival edition of the Family History Social Group to enjoy morning tea and take home a show bag. The group meets on…

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Phonse Tobin: An Anything but Ordinary Life (Laurie McCalman Presentation)

Thursday 9 May • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Hear the story of Phonse Tobin who began Australia’s most successful family-owned funeral service company with his brothers – Tobin Brothers Funerals. From trapping rats for pocket money to being a long serving member of the North Melbourne Football Club committee, his life was rich with history. Born in 1905, Phonse followed soldiers as they marched to the wharves to depart for WW1. After leaving school he worked as a storeman, salesman, soldier and fireman. A natural entertainer with a…

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Bridal Fashions of the 20th Century

Saturday 11 May • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Join Nicole Jenkins as she presents an illustrated talk on changing bridal fashions of the 20th century: from the radical flappers of the '20s to the return to romance in the 2000s. Accompanied by archival images and original wedding gowns, the talk will include discussion on fabrics and how to care for your historical gown. Nicole is the award-winning author of books 'Style is Eternal' and 'Love Vintage' and runs Melbourne vintage clothing shop Circa. A costume designer by trade,…

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Family Tree Workshop: Using Your DNA Results

Monday 13 May • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Have you had your DNA tested and would like to create your family tree but are unsure where to start?  Good news! The Friends of the PMI Victorian History Library can help. Come along to this hands-on workshop run by experienced tutors. Learn how you can use your DNA results to gain greater knowledge about your ancestry and how you can use that information to create your family tree. The workshop will use Ancestry.com to demonstrate how to create your…

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[CANCELLED] Heritage Walk: Malvern Civic Precinct

Wednesday 15 May • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Point: Clock Tower at Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street
Malvern, Victoria 3144 Australia
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Please note this event has unfortunately been cancelled.  Come on a guided heritage walk of the Malvern Civic Precinct with the Mayor of Stonnington and PMI Vice President, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos Beginning at the base of the clock tower of the Malvern Town Hall, you will explore the Town Hall, nearby Police Station and former Court House; St George’s Anglican Parish (church, hall and vicarage); Stonnington’s only bluestone house; Waiora house; Malvern Square and sculptures; former Malvern Fire Station; former…

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The Hardy Survivor: History of the PMI

Thursday 16 May • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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The PMI Victorian History Library is the second oldest library in Victoria. It was founded in 1854 and was incorporated under its own act of Parliament in 1899. It is the only mechanics' institute in Victoria still governed by its own Act of Parliament. The Institute has a fascinating history. The library has been continuously providing access to books and knowledge for its members since foundation. It is now a central resource for research into the history of Victoria. Mechanics’…

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Glen Eira Historical Society Book Launch: Along the Line

Saturday 18 May • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Come along and help the Glen Eira Historical Society celebrate the launch of “Along the Line: Caulfield to Oakleigh rail stories” – a collection of the ‘day to day’ stories of train travel. The launch will include readings by authors and will be followed by afternoon tea. “Along the Line” records the history of the Caulfield to Oakleigh railway stations, some of which are now lost, along with funny, personal and sometimes surprising stories of train travel. You can find…

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