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, 5 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Join us for a quiz to test your local knowledge on the Great Ocean Road! Answers to all the questions can be found in the September issue of History Matters, the Torquay Museum Without Walls quarterly journal. First prize is a one year’s subscription to this journal and the title of 'Great Ocean Road Aficionado'.Presented in collaboration with Torquay Museum Without Walls.
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.
On 19 September 1919 construction began on what would become one of the world’s greatest roads, the Great Ocean Road. Join staff from the Heritage Centre for a presentation of photographs and film recording the development of the Great Ocean Road. Light refreshments will be served, bookings essential.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources.
Are your photos in need of rescuing from old magnetic albums? Bring along some photos to this practical workshop and learn how to physically store original photos plus get ideas for digitising, storing and sharing with a mobile device. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.All ages welcome.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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.
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
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Join Mark Beasley, Manager of Geelong Heritage Centre Collection, as he highlights some of his personal favourite items from the Collection formed in the forty years since the Heritage Centre was opened on 20 October 1979.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre