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.
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 and is part of the memorabilia held at the Lara RSL Sub Branch Museum.
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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.
Cheryl Baulch has produced a definitive record of men and women from the Surf Coast to have enlisted in World War I. She has drawn from many resources to create an easy to use and informative reference tool. Join us at Torquay Library to find out how Cheryl researched the information, how she chose to present the details and what were the key outcomes from this project.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
There are two main outcomes from a DNA test for family history purposes: ethnicity estimates and DNA matches. This presentation looks at both but with more emphasis on DNA matches and how you can solve your family history puzzles. It also examines the impact of doing a DNA test on you, your family and others. Presented by genealogist, historian and researcher Susie Zada.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WWI in the local area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Heritage Centre staff will be exploring Surf Coast history through interesting maps, photographs and other resources held in the Geelong Heritage Centre.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm