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Hidden Histories – South Kingsville and Spotswood

Altona, vic

Hidden Histories is a short film created as part of Better Places – Spotswood and South Kingsville. Celebrating stories of this unique area captured through listening to and filming locals to the area. This beautifully filmed little gem reminds us how a small local area can have a distinctive style and feel. Screening at the Digital Lounge at the Altona Civic Centre.

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William Cooper- An Aboriginal Life Story presentation by Bain Atwood

Altona, vic

William Cooper's passionate struggle against the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the denial of their rights and his heroic fight for them to become citizens in their own country has been widely commemorated and celebrated.

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Balancing the past, present and future of Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Altona, vic

Established in 1860, the Williamstown Botanic Garden was one of Melbourne's first public gardens. Together we will explore what it takes to maintain it.

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Altona Homestead Guided Tour

Altona, vic

The Altona Homestead provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to take a step back to the time of our early settlers to the region of Altona.

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Pier Revue Exhibition

Altona, vic

The Altona Pier Revue Exhibition features the heritage of Altona Pier through contemporary works.

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Preserving the past in jars

Brooklyn, vic

Learn the age-old skills of preserving food with jam and chutney making. Connect with the memories of the kitchens of parents and grandparents at a time when nearly every household had pantries filled with jars of preserved food.

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Heritage walk of Newport Lakes

Newport, vic

Newport Lakes is celebrating 40 years since it was reclaimed and rehabilitated as a stunning park and wetlands. Join author Dominique Hes and colleagues for a guided walk around the Lakes with before and after photos and stories.

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UPDATED – Big Country Games Day

Newport, vic

Come and try traditional children's games from First Nations communities across mainland and the Torres Strait Islands. Many of the games you see today have evolved from traditional games of the past. Stretch your body and mind as we play and learn together.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Aunty Pauline will regrettably not be able to join us on Big Country Games.

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Old Laverton School Open Day

Altona Meadows, vic

Visit the restored Old Laverton School, taking in the history of the historic site as an early school building and rural outpost of the developing city in Melbourne’s west in the late 1880s.

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Williamstown Botanic Gardens: Secrets of the Pinetum

Williamstown, vic

Follow the historic, winding pathways of Williamstown Botanic Gardens through the rejuvenated Pinetum to discover the intriguing origins of the tree collection and the fascinating stories behind how they came to be here.

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UPDATED – Life So Full of Promise: Australia’s lost generation of World War I

Williamstown, vic

Acclaimed historian, biographer and speaker Ross McMullin presents his most recent book Life So Full of Promise a multi-biography about Australia’s lost generation of World War I. "His scholarship is impeccable, he writes like an angel … and his narrative gift is Blaineyesque.” -Barry Jones

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Sons of Williamstown

Williamstown, vic

The Sons of Williamstown project involved the refurbishment of the Great War honour board in the Williamstown Town Hall and tells the stories of the Williamstown soldiers who did not return from the war. 

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Signatures from the Front

Williamstown, vic

The Agnes Hansen WW1 Signature Quilt will be on display for the first time in six years.

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Connecting with the past through Photographs

Williamstown, vic

Historic photographs from the Williamstown Historical Society collection, including Williamstown, Newport & Spotswood, alongside present-day photographs taken near the same spot.

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An Afternoon in the Heritage Room

Williamstown, vic

Join us in the Heritage Room at Williamstown Library and immerse yourself in the wonders of our archive collection with favourite items curated by our Heritage Librarian and discover our new Library of Things collection.

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Holy Trinity Vicarage Tours

Williamstown, vic

Get a look inside the historic Holy Trinity Williamstown vicarage, built in 1886, and recently renovated.

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Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours – Step back in time

Williamstown, vic

Unlock the secrets of the historic Williamstown waterfront and seaport. One hour in duration and catering to all abilities, explore the historic seaport of waterfront Williamstown, as well as its hidden lanes, monuments and buildings.

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Lantern Ghost Tours

Williamstown, vic

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts.

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HMAS Castlemaine -Heritage Listed Ship J244

Williamstown, vic

A guided tour of the World War II Corvette HMAS Castlemaine.

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Footscray Park: An Edwardian Paradise

Footscray, vic

Take a guided walking tour through this wonderful Edwardian Park, to learn its heritage and history. It is the largest and most intact Edwardian park in Australia Hear its unique story of community advocacy to save open space and create the park.

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Jack’s Magazine Tour

Maribyrnong, vic

Get a glimpse behind Jack's Magazine's imposing bluestone walls and explore its buildings, tunnels, tramways and giant earth mounds on foot. Learn about its connections to Victoria's gold mining, world wars and the local area's industrial past.

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