Heritage to be celebrated in Boroondara

April 5, 2013 by  

Boroondara will be going back in time to celebrate Australian Heritage Week later this month.

Heritage Week is a national event designed to showcase Australia's history. In Boroondara, it will be marked with a series of events in public libraries.

Hawthorn residents have two local events to choose from. On Tuesday April 16th there will be a talk at Hawthorn library about restoring old photographs. As well has learning how old family photographs might be bought back to a high quality and preserved for the future, visitors will also be able to see some of the library's collection of historic pictures from the local area.

On Thursday April 18th, Boroondara library services staff will talk about the resources available to help people research local or family history, including information on microfiche and photographs as well as online resources.

A professional print company may also be able to give advice on restoring photographs as well as producing high quality copies of prints. They can also help with printing small books if family history research produces enough information to record a family memoir.

Events at other local libraries include a look at vintage shoes at Balwyn library, a workshop on researching the history of a street at Kew library and a talk by Monash University graduate Catherine Tiernan about her work to investigate the life of Camberwell soldier Stroud Langford, who died at Gallipoli.

All the events are free; however, booking is required as places are limited. To book, call one of the libraries or visit their websites.