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Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Mount Cottrell, vic

This workshop, led by David Long, will provide hands-on training and explanatory materials for those wanting to repair dry stone walls. Please note that the training is of particular interest to those with historic basalt walls.

Lunch, drinks, gloves and some explanatory materials provided. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and steel cap work boots. Please note that dry stone

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Wathaurung cultural heritage at Eynesbury

Eynesbury, vic

Did you know that Eynesbury is a part of Wathaurung country? A free cultural awareness and heritage talk by Uncle Bryon Powell, a traditional owner, will highlight the indigenous cultural heritage of Eynesbury.

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Walking tour of Melton South

Melton South, vic

Led by local historian Wendy Barrie, this free walking tour of Melton South will start at the historic Melton Railway Station, and uncover the history of the railway, the chaff mill, early dairies and local identities. Please note the walk is for 1km on pavement, please dress for the weather.

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The heritage of South Gisborne, Couangalt and Cabbage Tree

Melton, vic

A free bus tour of the first European settlement sites in the north of Melton. The tour visits the settlements of Couangalt, Cabbage Tree and South Gisborne, dropping into the Gisborne Historical society to look at their archives. A morning tea stop over included at historic Bundaleer Homestead.

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Family history workshop at Melton Library

Melton, vic

Who do you think you are? Come along to a free workshop to find out! Research your family tree with members of the Melton Family History Group.

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Anzac exhibition at Caroline Springs library

Caroline Springs, vic

"Boys, come over here; you're wanted!"

During WWI, recruitment and patriotic posters constantly beckoned young men to enlist and take up arms. This exhibition, compiled by community historian Christine Love, displays a selection of those posters, with information on a few of the men from around Melton who responded to the call.

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Telling the Liberator Story

Werribee, vic

Come along to meet and talk to restorers working on the WW2 B-24 Liberator bomber situated in a WW2 hangar at Werribee. During the tour you will enjoy a hands on experience getting up close to the aircraft, entering the bomb bay and exploring the WW2 hangar which is home to the restoration.

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The Black Powder Mill

Cairnlea,, vic

Built in 1942, the Black Powder Mill is the only surviving building of the former Albion Explosives Factory. Learn about gunpowder, its history and that of the mill and factory, see the mill in operation and take a site tour. Enjoy refreshments with Friends of the Black Powder Mill afterwards!

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Old School Life

Altona Meadows, vic

Step back in time and join us to experience life as a Victorian school child at the Old Laverton School. Take part in a Victorian classroom experience, play old schoolyard games and view our restored First World War honour board, which commemorates past students of the school.

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Voices from the H.V. McKay Memorial Gardens – Sunshine’s Heritage

Albion, vic

Interviews and projected photographs from people who have worked, played and married in the heritage listed H. V. McKay Memorial Gardens in Sunshine are brought to life. Australia's oldest remaining industrial gardens have many stories to tell. Join us for stories from four decades.

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Pioneer Women of Bacchus Marsh and District

Bacchus Marsh, vic

A display showcasing the pioneer women of Bacchus Marsh and surrounding district, as written about in the CWA book 'Pioneer Women of Bacchus Marsh'. Women have not had much of a voice in history and this display will showcase the fabulous women who helped form Bacchus Marsh and District.

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Catholic Museum of Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh, vic

The Catholic Museum of Bacchus Marsh houses a collection of local Catholic history in the original Convent Chapel. It includes an exhibition of Australia's first Saint Mary Mackillop, who setup the Sisters of St Joseph and stayed in the attached convent on several occasions.

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Bacchus Marsh Voices

Bacchus Marsh, vic

The blacksmith's cottage and forge offers you a step back into the past, when the smithy was a going concern and the smith's family lived in the adjoining cottage. Together they offer a glimpse into early pioneering life, enhanced by the authentic recorded voices of some of the district's pioneers.

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Home truths

Hobsons Bay, vic

What is the true story of your home?

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Finding Families

Hobsons Bay, vic

If you need a bit of help getting started with your family tree, this workshop is for you.

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Family War History

Hobsons Bay, vic

If you are embarking on the journey of researching your family’s war history, this workshop is for you.

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CORANDERRK

Altona, vic

At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the people of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board to be allowed to continue the experiment in self-determination. CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry in an event which is both great theatre and history.

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Cooeee! From Spotswood to Fishermans Bend and back

Spotswood, vic

Explore both sides of the Yarra near its mouth. Enjoy a punt trip across Melbourne’s busiest sea lanes! In two hours, discover more of Melbourne’s industrial history: from watery graves to Wirraways, from stone quarries to sand mines.

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Writing your family history

Newport, vic

Are you interested in your family history? Join this workshop to explore your creativity, acquire writing skills and enjoy the process of finding new connections and meaning for your family and for its future generations. Bring family photos, old and new, to learn ways of using those in your story.

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The Homefront

Maribyrnong, vic

There will be an exhibition of products made in Footscray and Maribyrnong to supply Australian troops fighting in the major wars and approximately 30 transcripts of interviews with workers, men and women, who worked in the factories producing the goods.

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Explore Jack’s Magazine

Maribyrnong, vic

Get a glimpse behind Jack's Magazine's imposing bluestone walls and explore its buildings, tunnels, tramways and giant earth mounds. Learn about its connections to Victoria's gold rush, world wars and the local area's industrial past. Parking is available at the car park on Magazine Way.

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