Feb 13, 2012

Unpublished and Ephemeral Material

The Local History Room at Sam Merrifield Library has a vertial file collection of local history material.  Some of this is unpublished and in some ways a treasure trove of information about the local areas of Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale and Flemington.  Areas covered include the history of the highrise estate at Flemington, Tullamarine and Essendon Airports, notes on histories of local areas, development of Lynch's Bridge, local churches and lots more.  To access the vertical file please contact the Local History staff at Sam Merrifield Library on 8325 1950.


Kerryn Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing this. Do you know if there is any early material such as 1870s to early 1900s?

Moonee Valley Library Service said...

We do have some local maps and ephemeral dating from the early part of the 20th c. but not a great deal. Robyn