August 12, 2013

"As I Recall" - Book Launch - July 20th

 Diamond Valley Learning Centre Greensborough

The Society was most fortunate to receive a Community Support Grant from Banyule City Council for the 2012/13 financial year to publish a number of oral histories and family stories regarding growing up over the years in the Greensborough District.

The stories include reference to Watsonia, Macleod, Briar Hill, Montmorency, Lower Plenty, Bundoora and Grace Park.

Twenty six stories were selected and published under the guidance of Blaise van Hecke of Busybird Publishing whose patience and professionalism was most gratifying.

Much effort was put into the project and all those involved should be congratulated as it was not an easy task and we have learnt a lot from the experience.

Our launch and celebration on Saturday 20th July was extremely well attended with numbers ranging from 50 to 70 (depending on who you talked to) when we had only received 36 RSVP's however there was still food left over!

This goes to show just how well our friends at the Diamond Valley Learning Centre looked after us and we are most grateful for their help with the launch.

Banyule City Council Mayor Cr Wayne Phillips and Cr Mark Di Pasquale joined us for the occasion and we thank them for their interest and attendance.  

We were also joined by former Councillors of the Shire of Diamond Valley Council, John O'Conner and Mick Chick who with Faye Wilks-Johnson were instrumental in preserving what was Lobb's Tea Rooms which is now the very successful Diamond Valley Learning Centre.

We wish to thank Kate Madden the centre's Executive Manager and her colleagues for their generosity in providing the venue and catering for the launch which was most successful and enjoyed by all who attended.

And Yes!

The book is now on sale for $20ea plus $2 postage within Australia and can be obtained by phoning Sue on (03) 9439 5454 or John on (03) 9435 0097 or emailing us on the Society's info line cheques payable to Greensborough Historical Society Inc. c/o John Gibson 4 Jenna Close Greensborough 3088

And now on sale at the "Greensborough News Agent" Greensborough Centre  


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