March 19, 2015

New collections in Trove - March 2015

New collections in Trove

Man sorting through the card catalogue for exhibitions at the museum, Sydney, 28 May 1930

A look back at the last six months

The Trove team is always hard at work bringing in new records to Trove and the past six months have been no different, with a wide range of new collections coming in. We post in the Trove forum and tweet about new collections, but in case you missed it here is a quick look at what’s new in Trove. 

Museum collections

The items that museums collect are always so different and varied; it is always interesting seeing what new things we’ve harvested into Trove. In October last year we started work with Victorian Collections, a collection of museum items from organisations all over Victoria, to bring in some of the items their members had to offer.

So far from Victorian Collection we have the following organisations:
Cyril Kett Optometry Museum
Murumbeena Cricket Club
Federation University of Australia (both their art collection and history collection)
Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League
RSL Victoria - Anzac House Reference Library & Memorabilia Collection
HMAS Cerberus Museum
Glen Eira Historical Society
Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum
Deaf Children Australia
Albury Library Museum
4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room

Photograph collections

We’ve also added some great photograph collections such as the Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society, who have more than 5,300 images from the 1840s onwards, and other collections.

Read more . . .

March 17, 2015

Historic Governor Macquarie Event

Historic Governor Macquarie Event - All Welcome Butler’s Paddock, Liddleton Station, Jenolan Caves Road, Hartley, Sunday 26th April 2015. entry off the Jenolan Caves Road, 4 klms from the Great Western Highway Junction main proceedings commence 2pm sharp

On 26th April 2015, the Hartley District Progress Association, in conjunction with the Macquarie Society, will commemorate Governor Macquarie’s visit and his holding of the first Christian service performed west of the Blue Mountains. The event will be held in Butler’s paddock, overlooking Cox’s Road on which Governor and Mrs Macquarie made their way to Bathurst, the valley campsite where this first service was held and Mt Blaxland, the end point of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth’s 1813 crossing.

Bathurst District Historical Society's Museum Open Day

REMINDER  -  come along to Bathurst District Historical Society's Museum
Open Day on Saturday 28th March 2015 - so please come along, bring a friend,
and its FREE - Alan McRae, President Bathurst District Historical

March 14, 2015

Commemorate the Centenary of Anzac in Lithgow

Media release

An urgent call is issued to local people to knit and crochet red poppies for Anzac Day on 25 April for display in the Lithgow Library and Lithgow Gallery Lane.
“Anzac 100”, the new Gallery Lane exhibition, was inspired by the Commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac and the Lithgow & District Family History Society’s new book ‘A Long March from Lithgow’.

The Lithgow Tidy Towns is combining with the Family History Society to honour the 1307 local men and women who enlisted and who served ‘God, King and country’ in World War I, and whose names and stories are recorded in the book.

But there were many more unnamed local people who enlisted but whose names and stories were not known when the book was published and go well beyond 1307.

“Many poppies will mean a bigger and better display”, said Mrs Helen Taylor author of ‘A Long March from Lithgow’.
The exhibition will be mounted in the gardens in Gallery Lane which runs between Main Street and Woolworth’s, between 18th April and 27 April although there will room left for more poppies.

The Flanders Poppy has become the traditional emblem of remembrance for World War I. Lithgow Tidy Towns and the Lithgow & District Family History Society, Beehive Recreation Centre and their friends are knitting or crocheting red poppies which will be the focus of the display. The plan is to have at least 1307 poppies on display.

We are seeking assistance from people who can knit or crochet poppies and donate them for the display. The patterns are available from the LDFHS Resource Centre on corner of Tank & Donald Streets, on the Society’s Facebook page, the City Library, the Beehive Recreative Centre or from Alena at 80 Main Street which also has stocks of red wool at $2.75 skein and a free pattern.

Finished poppies can be left at the Society, Alena, Lithgow Library & Learning Centre or at the Beehive Recreative Centre before 18th April.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc in person at the Resource Centre on Fridays between 10am and 4 pm or on Tuesday nights between 6 and 9 pm or by phone on 02 6353 1089 during these hours, by email or through their facebook page. Lithgow Tidy Towns contact is Kathleen Compton, phone 0418416017