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What we know today as Remembrance Day, 11th November each year, used to be called Armistice Day.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This marked the end of World War 1.
After the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day. Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead.
In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts
This display reflects the changed attitudes and the ways in which this day was remembered over the years. This displayed history is part of the memorabilia held at the Lara RSL Sub Branch Museum.
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Receive an introduction to the local history resources available at the Geelong Heritage Centre to help you discover the history of your property. An excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in discovering more about their property in Geelong and surrounding areas.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources followed by a visit to the Heritage Centre's Reading Room.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Come and learn from Marie Goldsworthy, a keen family historian, who will encourage you to research and publish your family history and share some valuable tips from her own experiences. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival. All ages welcome.
Please note change of date for this event, which will now be held on Friday 25 October.
Friday, 25 October 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.