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Cranbourne Library - 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne.

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Casey Cardinia Local History

Details on our Casey Cardinia Collection, Casey Cardinia Combined Index, Casey Cardinia Remembers project and other local history resources.

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Christmas 2018 General Meeting

Christmas 2018 General Meeting
Well, we know a couple of elves who have plans for laughter and merry mischief and not much meeting for the night. And so, we’re going along with it. Would members please bring a small plate of something delicious to share with everyone. Visitors are always welcome.

We’re closed Saturday 1 Decembe...

We’re closed Saturday 1 December 2018
We’re closing the Research Room this Saturday so that all our volunteers can attend our Christmas Lunch.  Please also be aware that our last Research Room session for the year will be on Tuesday 11th December. The Research Room will close at 3 pm on this day and not reopen until 5th February at 11 am. Please note that we will happily op [...]

November General Meeting

November General Meeting
Clay Kruger from the Wendish Heritage Society will be our guest speaker in November.   He will be presenting history from the fifth century of the Wends in Eastern Germany about their Ancestry, migration of their forbears from Hamburg, Germany to Australia from the 1830s focusing on Australian settlement. No need to book – visitors are [...]

NW & DFHG October General Meetin...

NW & DFHG October General Meeting
Tonight’s meeting will be an in-house activity where we’re asking members to talk about an interesting or unusual headstone or cemetery story. Bring along a picture on a usb if you’d like to show as well as tell.  

Peace at last: a World War 1 Walk in ...

Peace at last: a World War 1 Walk in Lang Lang Cemetery
Join us on a walk through the beautiful and historic Lang Lang Cemetery as we explore its connections with the Great War. Forty-eight families watched, waited and worried for 98 men who enlisted and tried to make it safely back home. Twenty-four made the supreme sacrifice; 15 were killed in action on the battlefields of the Western Front, 2 w [...]

NW&DFHG September General Meetin...

NW&DFHG September General Meeting
Berwick Military Medals has been part of our local community for more than ten years. This family business has showcased Michael Madden’s expertise in the preservation and framing of servicemen and womens’ medals. Service medals cannot be reissued if they are lost, stolen or damaged after the death of the person they were issued to. You [...]

NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting

NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting
We’ve all got family history treasures that we’d like to keep and pass down through the family. But how many of us are storing them in ways that will prevent their deterioration and enable us to do so? Angela Henricksen from Archival Survival is coming to help! No need to book – visitors are always welcome.

NW & DFHG July General Meeting

NW & DFHG July General Meeting
We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Habermann to our July meeting as our guest speaker. Lisa will be talking to us about putting and writing our living history into a book. Life Writing is a great way to hand down your living history to family members; to simply keep for yourself; or to send out into the world! If anyone has ever told you, [...]

NW&DFHG June general meeting

NW&DFHG June general meeting
Ann Copeland (SLV photo) We’re very excited to welcome Ann Copeland to our June meeting. Ann is a librarian in the Family History team at the State Library Victoria. She joined the team in 2011, prior to that she worked in university libraries. Ann became interested in genealogy when she started researching her own family over 10 years [...]