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August 2019

Collage of image of Greville Street over the years

Exhibition – The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran

Monday 5 August - Friday 30 August
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Throughout August, we are hosting this free exhibition which accompanies award winning author/historian, Dr Judith Buckrich's new book, The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran,  which explores 180 years of life in the area from before European settlement to the present day. Throughout the nineteenth century, Greville Street was the centre of civic activity in Prahran, containing the town hall, courthouse, police station, public library and fire station. The railway station provided easy access to these institutions and the…

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Family History Social Group

Monday 5 August • 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. Come along and 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. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Whether you are just starting out with your family history research or have many…

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Victorian History Showcase

Friday 16 August • 10:30 am - Saturday 17 August • 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August 2019 from 10:30am-3:30pm The Friends of the PMI Library are excited to be hosting this two day history showcase exhibiting a number of historical, family history and special interest societies from around Victoria, as part of the PMI's 165th birthday celebrations.  This event is perfect for students, historians, genealogists and anyone with an interest in history. The Friends have sourced over $400 in door prizes and show bags including a one year subscription to…

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September 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 2 September • 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. Come along and 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. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Whether you are just starting out with your family history research or have many…

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Reading Aloud: Historical Fiction Readings

Thursday 19 September • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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This is a collaborative event between the Prahran Mechanics Institute Victorian History Library and the Historical Novel Society Australasia Melbourne Chapter. If you don’t know about either organisation, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn. Come hear local historical fiction authors read from their latest works. A featured author will read for up to 15 minutes followed by an ‘open mic’ for audience members to read for up to 5 minutes from their own writing or a snippet from…

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Public Holiday: AFL Grand Final Eve

Friday 27 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 2019

Family History Social Group

Monday 7 October • 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. Come along and 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. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Whether you are just starting out with your family history research or have many…

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Be Connected Technology Lesson: Online Hobbies

Monday 7 October • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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In this workshop, you will learn how you can research family history, travel across the globe with Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, all from the comfort of your own living room. Please bring along your own portable device or laptop.             Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology. As a Be Connected Network Partner, ReadyTechGo will…

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Heritage Walk: Department Stores of Chapel Street (Victorian Seniors Festival Event)

Sunday 13 October • 2:00 pm - Wednesday 16 October • 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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About We have 2 walks scheduled: Sunday 13 October at 2pm and Wednesday 16 October at 11:00am. Each tour will take approximately 1 hour. 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…

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Family History Lesson: Exploring Military Records

Monday 14 October • 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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About Learn about the multitude of avenues for researching Army, Air force and Navy records available. Breaks will be provided. Important Information Bring along any names or other information you may have for any military personal you wish to research. What do I need to bring? - Laptop or device - Notepad and pen/pencil. - BYO lunch. Alternatively, there are many cafes nearby. Limited spaces available, bookings essential.    

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