Jan 25, 2013

Thursday Talks at the GSV

In 2013 the Genalogical Society of Victoria will again be offering its popular and informative lunchtime talks. Further details available at GSV.

February 7th 
Find my past Ireland and more
Linley Hooper

February 14th
London needlewomen on the Culloden
Linda Collier

February 21st 
Separation and Divorce – Scotland 16th to 19th centuries
John Blackwood

February 28th 
Tracing your NSW ancestors: key dates and resources
Susie Zada

GSV members free, non-members $8.00
Time 12.30-1.30pm
Level B1 257 Collins St
Melbourne Ph. 9662 4455

Jan 18, 2013

Electric trains for Essendon

In January 1920 The Essendon Gazette reported that  “accelerated and more frequent services for electric trains between Sandringham and Essendon came into operation”. Trains were to run every four minutes in peak times and every fifteen minutes “in the slack periods”. It was noted that the improved service was much appreciated.

The Essendon Gazette p2, 29/01/1920

You can read the full article on microfilm in the Sam Merrifield Library.

Jan 17, 2013

PROV records

The Public Record Office of Victoria has recently announced the list of newly opened records for 2013. The list of collections can be viewed at the PROV website or by clicking on the media release link below.

PROV Media release

Jan 9, 2013

Essendon Historical Society Life Member

Lenore Frost has been made a Life Member of the Essendon Historical Society in recognition of her valuable contribution and dedication to the organization. 

Lenore joined the Essendon Historical Society in 1991 and has been a highly respected and very active member. She is the author of several publications including Murder and Misfortune on the Mt. Alexander Road, Searching for Mary Anne: researching women ancestors in Australia and more recently   Bandsman Vosti’s Diaries: war and peace in Essendon. 

Lenore was President of the Society from 2005-2008, having been on the Committee since 1996. She edited the Essendon Historical Society Newsletter for 12 years and she was a member and later Chair of the Museum Committee and then Museum Curator.

Congratulations Lenore.

Jan 7, 2013

Heritage Walks

In January the Essendon Historical Society is conducting free guided heritage walks of the local area.

Sunday 13th January 

Vineyards and Back Lanes of Moonee Ponds: 2pm from the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum (corner of Mount Alexander Road and Kellaway Avenue).

Sunday 20th January

Ascot Vale’s Union Road Precinct: 2pm, meeting outside the Union Hotel (corner of Union Road and Maribyrnong Road).

Further details can be found at Essendon Historical Society webpage.