History month and exam cram at our libraries

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Homing in on history

We all have a role to play in recording the history of Boroondara. Victorian History Month 2022 is held throughout October. This year, we’re celebrating Boroondara’s history with stories, events, workshops and more. 

Heritage heroes 

Historical preservation is close to the hearts of Boroondara locals Colin Denovan and Warwick Ball. They recently sat down with Boroondara Library Service local history staff to share how they helped establish our municipality’s first Heritage Overlay – for Camberwell’s Golf Links Estate. 

The efforts of Colin and Warwick in petitioning VCAT (then the Administrative Appeals Tribunal), building a media presence and leading a local campaign saw a Heritage Overlay for the estate declared in 1997. 

Share your history 

Historical images and stories play an important role in preserving a record of Boroondara for the future. You can help by adding new photographic treasures to show how the local history of the area has been shaped. If you have printed or digital photos of people or places in the City of Boroondara, you can donate a copy to our library to help us collect and share the memories of our municipality. 

Get involved 

Join us to celebrate Victorian History Month across our library branches. 

For more events, information and resources, visit our Local history page.

Student-friendly study spaces are back for 2022

We know the exam period can be challenging for students across Boroondara. To make it a little easier, Balwyn, Camberwell and Hawthorn libraries will be open late this October. 

From Monday 17 until Thursday 20 October, the 3 libraries will remain open until 9 pm to support our VCE students (and students in other school levels) preparing for exams. As always, our expert librarians will be on hand to help you with research and resources. 

You will need a Boroondara Library Service membership card to access the Wi-Fi. For further information, visit Exam Cram student study spaces at the library.

How to research the history of your house

When: 1 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday 4 October

Where: Hawthorn Library

Treasures of Trove

When: 2 pm to 3 pm, Wednesday 12 October

Where: Balwyn Library 

Family history group

When: 2 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday 18 October

Where: Camberwell Library 

Boroondara building styles

When: 6 pm to 7 pm, Thursday 20 October

Where: Camberwell Library