The Moonee Valley Library Service will be have a launch for our Poppy
making campaign at Sam Merrifield Library on Wednesday 6 August at 2pm.
This will include a talk by Lynn Berry who created the Poppies Project,
and then a craft workshop.
Niddrie Library will also have a Poppy making workshop which will be on Wednesday 13 August at 11am.
Staff of the Royal Australian Naval Brigade, AN&MEF, after the operations against
the Germans, September 1914. (AWM A04003).
Robert Curwen was one of the Victorian Contingent of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force which left for New Guinea shortly after the outbreak of the war, involved in securing the various German radio stations and bases in that area. Rod Martin has explored Curwen's interesting naval and military experiences, and what he did after the war. And explains just who the Coconut Lancers were.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. I began collecting material for the database of local WW1 volunteers in the early 1990s, beginning with hand transcriptions of Honour Boards in local schools, churches, clubs and so on. It was after this that the National Archives of Australia began making digitised service records available online, followed by the Australian War Memorial uploading Embarkation Rolls of the Australian Imperial Force. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.