Gough Whitlam 1916-2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:32

Australia's 21st Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam led the Labour Party to power for the first time in 23 years before being controversially dismissed by the Governor General, Sir John Kerr.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:33

Be the 1,000th person to like the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Facebook page and WIN a signed copy of a Matthew Reilly novel.

(library staff members are excluded from this promotion)

Celebrate the New Whittlesea Library

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:53

Come along to the Whittlesea Library this Saturday 18 October from 9.00am - 1.00pm for some special activities as part of the official opening of the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre.

Meeting Room 1
9.00am – 9.30am

Face Painting

Check Out the New-Look Lalor Library

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:51

Discover UK records

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:15
Do you have family history research in the UK? Have you looked at the Discovery portal via The National Archives?  The public archives of the UK government contains over 1000 years of history with over 5% of its collection digitised.

More Victorian World War 1 newspapers have been digitised and are accessble via Trove

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 10:12

Another 47 local Victorian newspapers covering the 1914-18 period are now accessible via Trove.

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  • The Mitfords : Letters between six sisters

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 18:07

    Letters between six sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley is now available as an eBook from YPRL’s Overdrive service. It features a selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters and has been compiled by Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, Charlotte Mosley.

    Who were the Mitford sisters?

    High on Hawthorn?

    Monday, September 29, 2014 - 14:34

    High on Hawthorn : the road to the 2013 premiership by Phillip Taylor

    Still good for 2014 and available from our Overdrive service!



    Rural Life

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 13:25

    The highlight of many children’s year - the Royal Melbourne Show is now on. This year the show runs from Saturday, 20 September to Wednesday, 1 October at Melbourne Showgrounds,

    If you feel you want to find out more about life in rural Australia how about these selections from out Bolinda sevice?

    Whittlesea Courthouse 150th

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:14

    The Whittlesea Courthouse celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2014.  Built in 1864, the Courthouse is one of the oldest functional buildings in the municipality.  Operating as a Court of Petty sessions until 1989, it was later restored and reopened to the public in 1996.  The site features a single-cell lockup, which was built in 1859 to serve the Yan Yean area.