Come along and learn how to research local history with our highly knowledgeable historian, Rebecca Sanders. These classes combine guest speakers and excusions with practical sessions that teach you how to research family and local history. Classes are organised by series, so that you can come along for a few, or the lot!
Special Event- 'From a Small Greek Island they Came: Remembering Twentieth Century Carlton'
with Special Guest Speaker Florence Livery
Wednesday 1 May 2-4pm
Free activity. Downstairs Classroom.
Wednesdays Fortnightly. 2.00 – 4.00pm, excluding school holidays
Semester One: 6 & 20 Feb, 6 & 20 Mar, 17 Apr, 1, 15 & 29 May, 12 & 26 Jun
Sponsored by the City of Yarra.
As some excursions are conducted at an earlier time, different location or require walking, please check below, call us on 9387 7740 or email us at email@example.com to make sure you will be prepared.
Class Programme Semester One 2013
Finding our bearings- a geographical introduction
6/2/2013 Week 1: Introducing Melbourne
This week we use Sands and McDougall Maps to explore how Melbourne changed over the course of the nineteenth century.
20/2/2013 Week 2: Learning how research geographical history online
This week we learn how to download and use a variety of maps, including maps from exploration through to squatting and permanent settlement to understand how Australia came to be settled.
Important People? Melbourne Mayors and their influence
6/3/2013 Week 3: They left their names to posterity- Melbourne Mayors honoured with local street names
In this class, weather permitting, we will do some walking around Princes Hill and Carlton and learn about some the Melbourne Mayors and Councillors whose names now grace our streets. If the weather is too hot or rainy, we will make do with a map in our classroom.
20/3/2013 Week 4: How do I find out about famous dignitaries?
In this class we will learn how to research famous “dignitaries”, for example Melbourne Mayors and Councillors, by using online resources.
17/4/2013 Week 5: A Grand Public Ediface: The Melbourne Town Hall- NOTE, THIS CLASS WILL RUN AT AN EARLIER TIME!
The finish to our Melbourne Mayors and Councillors series will see us visiting their seat of power- the Melbourne Town Hall. We will meet on the steps of the Melbourne Town Hall at 12:45pm, in time for our 1pm tour.
Intimate histories- remembering twentieth century Carlton
1/5/2013 Week 6: From a small Greek island they came: Special Guest Speaker Florence Livery
In this class we will hear Florence’s fascinating family history, and learn something about how the population of one small Greek island came to be such numerous settlers in the Carlton area.
15/5/2013 Week 7: How do I record family history?
In this class we will learn some of the basics of doing oral history- some of the different methods of recording an interview, what kind of paperwork you should have to have if you want to disseminate what you have found out, and how to store your material.
29/5/2013 Week 8:
To be advised
12/6/2013 Week 9:
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26/6/2013 Week 10:
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