President's Message February 2019
The members of Altona-Laverton Historical Society are welcoming 2019 with the same momentum we ended last year with and this year is going to be another exciting one.
Last year we saw two publication being produced and launched by our members (A Bush Hospital by the Bay and A Patchwork of Memories) which were both well received by the community.
In the first part of 2019 we are concentrating on researching the names listed on the WWI Honour Board, that is located inside the Old Laverton School. We are bringing this to life by documenting who these young men were, their service for our Country and their link to the Laverton and Altona District. This is an exciting piece of research that is revealing more than we expected.
The second piece of work is that we are re-configuring how we occupy the rooms within the Homestead so that we can create a research room that will allow us to have more storage space, undertake more research and in time, make more of this research available to the community. It is a long term project which will see us work closely with Hobsons Bay Council, local Libraries and other Community groups with an interest in local history and heritage.
The other exciting venture is that we are working in partnership with the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre and the John Shaw Neilson Society to bring this renowned poet’s work to a new audience. John Shaw Neilson spent part of his life across the western suburbs and is buried in the Footscray Cemetery.
As always, our Devonshire Teas will continue during the year on the first Sunday of the month which are a great avenue for us to share the Homestead with the community and visitors to Hobsons Bay.
If any of the projects we are doing interest you, it is indeed a great time to get involved in the Altona-Laverton Historical Society. Please feel free to contact us to ask any questions or if you would like to join us, email Graeme at firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form.
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