Heritage week

Heritage Week 2014: Learn it @ Boroondara Libraries

Celebrate Australian Heritage Week at Boroondara Libraries with a range of free activities including the history of your house, family history, antiques and how to preserve your family treasures, from 14 to 28 April.

What's on

History of your house: Jane Mathews from City of Boroondara Library Service

  • 2pm, Monday 14 April at Kew Library

Learn about the key resources available and the steps you need to follow to discover the history of your house.

Local history and land records: Nicole Llewellyn from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)

  • 2pm, Tuesday 15 April at Ashburton Library

Nicole will introduce you to the Record Office and the wealth of material available to you for your local history research including land records.

Costume and customs: Ann Dixon from Bygone Days

  • 7pm, Tuesday 15 April at Hawthorn Library

Ann’s Three Bells presentation looks at costume and customs for the three important milestones, births, marriages and deaths.

David Young from Young’s Auctions

  • 2pm, Wednesday 16 April at Camberwell Library

Bring along your own collectible or antique item and be enthralled by David’s knowledge and stories.

Family history and the war experience: Myra Dowling from City of Boroondara Library Service

  • 2pm, Tuesday 22 April at Balwyn Library

Myra Dowling, Local and Family History Librarian, will speak about family history and stories of the war experience.

Family treasures: Carey Garvie from National Archives of Australia

  • 7pm, Monday 28 April at Ashburton Library

Learn how to care for and preserve family treasures such as letters, photographs, textiles and objects.


Free sessions, bookings essential.