Jan 29, 2010

Footy in Melbourne's North West

A new local history book 'History of Football in Melbourne's North West' by John Stoward is a record of club football in Melbourne's North West,. John has travelled through the district over the last five years compiling information from countless honour boards. Each entry has a short history of the suburb alongside a brief history of the club.

Jan 12, 2010

TROVE

This is a new online search catalogue from the National Library of Australia may assist with searches for local history, biographies of local identities, MMBW maps, family diaries and letters . A search for Moonee Ponds and Melbourne into TROVE as Keywords and turned up 22 results for Books, Journals, Magazines etc, 1,021 results for Pictures and Photos, 63,969 results for Australian Newspapers (1803-1954), 3 results for Music, Sound, Video, 42 results for Maps, 588 sites for Archived Websites (1996-now) and 17 results in About People and Organisations.

Jan 8, 2010

PROV Community

The Public Records Office of Victoria has launched a social network to promote research using records from Victorian state archives. Their blog will give the community the opportunity to ask questions, join a like-minded community and hear about events relating to history and place; as well as become a part of a network to share knowledge about family and history.