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OUR STORIES FOR THE FUTURE

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Celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival by sharing your stories for the future to be immortalised on video. Share your love for Corio, an interesting story or fact, your own story, whether new or centuries old.

These are the stories that will tell people of the future where we came from, who we were and what we aspired to be. Come anytime during opening hours to share your thoughts with us.

  • Corio Library Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 5:30pm

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CURIOUS CORIO

Curious about Corio? Come along and learn about quirky and curious facts about Corio. Bring along your own stories to share over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Monday, 27 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

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IMMIGRATION RECORDS & YOUR FAMILY TREE

Learn about the resources available in our eCollections that can help you find out more about your family's immigration journey. 

Multiple Times
Belmont Library

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HERITAGE PUBS OF MEREDITH: PUB CRAWL

Join Meredith History Interest Group on a pub crawl taking in Meredith’s heritage pubs. Walking shoes and coat recommended, gold coin donation. Bookings required.

Sunday, 3 May 2020 - 1:15pm to 3:30pm
Meredith History Interest Group

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LEARN HOW TO UNLOCK THE ARCHIVES

Would you like to learn more about how to search the new Geelong Heritage Centre archives online? Heritage staff will lead you through an introductory session to get the most out of the new archival database online. Bring along your WiFi enabled device, or borrow one of the library's.

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The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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GEELONG HISTORY OF ANZAC AND REMEMBERING THE END

Join us to hear Graham Rawlins from Geelong RSL speak on the history of ANZAC and its history relating to Geelong and surrounding districts. After a short break with refreshments we will hear from Mark Beasley, Manager, Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Services, to learn about the creation of the ‘Remembering the End’ Exhibition, which reflects on how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the WW1, and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Newcomb Library

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THE SPANISH FLU

Amidst the celebrations at the end of World War I, a new threat was emerging: the Spanish flu, a highly contagious and deadly form of influenza, spread from Europe throughout the world. Learn more about the fascinating history and epidemiology of the Spanish flu from University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow, John Mathews.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library