Local & Family History

 

 

 

 

 

 

A personal account of LGBTIQA+ history.

Bookings via Midsumma website: https://www.midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/living-out-loud/

 

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Event Date Wednesday 5 February, 6:30pm
Event End Date Wednesday 5 February, 7:30pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to know the history of your house? We can point you in the right direction.

Event Date Wednesday 12 February, 10:30am
Event End Date Wednesday 12 February, 11:30am
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit this unique exhibition, a celebration of the Truganina Explosives Reserve, its history, evolution, and ongoing connection with the western suburbs.

This exhibition will run from Tuesday 25 February to Monday 6 April at Williamstown Library during opening hours. 

Event Date Tuesday 25 February, 9:30am
Event End Date Tuesday 25 February, 8:00pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you need some pointers to help get you started with family or local history? Book a free session with a member of the our heritage team.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Alice, Heritage Curation librarian, on 9932 2046 to book.

Event Date Wednesday 11 March, 10:00am
Event End Date Wednesday 11 March, 1:00pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the exhibition and hear a talk from curator Ralph Coghill celebrating the history of the Truganina Explosives Reserve.

Event Date Tuesday 24 March, 6:30pm
Event End Date Tuesday 24 March, 7:30pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the history of Hobsons Bay on display through over a century of postcards, trade cards, cigarette cards and other ephemera.

Exhibition will run from Tuesday 7 April to Monday 18 May at Williamstown Library during opening hours.

 

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Event Date Tuesday 7 April, 9:30am
Event End Date Tuesday 7 April, 8:00pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to learn more about your family's military history?

Event Date Wednesday 8 April, 10:30am
Event End Date Wednesday 8 April, 11:30am
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrated historian Professor Judith Brett explores the history of Australian democracy, from the secret ballot to the democracy sausage.

Part of the Australian Heritage Festival.


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Event Date Tuesday 21 April, 6:30pm
Event End Date Tuesday 21 April, 7:30pm
Location Williamstown Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author and criminal barrister Benjamin Lindner presents a forensic history of the events, the people and the places that led to the writing of Australia’s most famous song.

 

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Event Date Thursday 30 April, 6:30pm
Event End Date Thursday 30 April, 7:30pm
Location Altona Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the exhibition of historic images of Hobsons Bay, and hear from members of the Australian Cartophilic Society as they tell the story of the area through trade cards, cigarette cards, postcards and more.

 

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Event Date Monday 4 May, 6:30pm
Event End Date Monday 4 May, 7:30pm
Location Williamstown Library