LOCAL STUDIES PATHFINDER December 2010 Some key publications are as follows: City of Moreland: thematic history (2010) History of Moreland Factsheets are available for borrowing and accessible online at www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-moreland/history-of-moreland.html Moreland pre-contact Aboriginal heritage study; Moreland post-contact Aboriginal heritage study Almost pretty: a history of Sydney Road by Laura Donati Brunswick: one history, many voices edited by Helen Penrose It happened in Brunswick: 1837-1987 by Les Barnes Coburg: between two creeks by Richard Broome Coburg chronicles by Lawrence Burchell Broadmeadows: a forgotten history by Michael Lemon Broadmeadows: two decades of community change 1981-2001 by Judith Faulds The Toorak of the North: an oral history of Glenroy, Hadfield and Coburg by Hadfield High School. These publications are in lending, reference and Local History collections. There are also histories and reports published about specific local organisations, places and buildings. Please check the library catalogue. The State Library of Victoria (SLV) and National Library of Australia also has books and reports about suburbs, organisations and people of the City of Moreland, including copies of books by local authors. The Public Record Office of Victoria has some records from State Government departments about local people and businesses. The University of Melbourne Archives also has some records of local businesses. Books published by local historical societies and local historians are also available for sale at the libraries. Information Victoria also has some local histories for sale. Suburb profiles and statistics Information about current local statistics are available at the Moreland Council website at www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-moreland.html See also census information at www.abs.gov.au Wikinorthia www.wikinorthia.net.au Wikinorthia is a website that lets local residents upload information about life in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. You can search it for information about local topics. Photographs and maps Some photographs held by the library service and the Coburg Historical Society are available online at www.pictureaustralia.org A selection of historic maps is available in the map drawer of the Les Barnes Local History Room at Brunswick. Also refer to the Coburg Historic Society, Map Collection at State Library of Victoria; and Land Channel www.land.vic.gov.au. Council agenda papers and minutes Current /recent Council agendas and minutes For current Council agendas and minutes ask at library Information Desks or go to http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-council/council-and-committee-meetings.html (last 12 months) Old Council agendas and minutes Moreland City Council 1995 – current Hardcopy Brunswick Local History Stack. Pentridge District Road Board 1859–1868 Microfiche Coburg Adaptive Technology Room Coburg District Road Board 1869–1874 Microfiche Coburg Adaptive Technology Room Shire of Coburg 1875–1904 Microfiche Coburg Adaptive Technology Room Borough of Coburg 1905–1920 Microfiche Coburg Adaptive Technology Room City of Coburg/ Coburg City Council 1921–1951 Microfiche Coburg Adaptive Technology Room Coburg City Council 1980 – 1994 Hardcopy Brunswick Local History Stack. Brunswick City Council: (1850s–1994): only available at the Public Record Office of Victoria. Rate records (microfiche copies of rate book contents) Library/room City of Brunswick 1860–1959, 1971–-1978, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989 Cob. Adap.Tech 1860–1959, 1971–-82, 1987, 1989 Brun Les Barnes Pentridge District Road Board 1963 – 1868 Cob. Adap.Tech Coburg District Road Board 1869 – 1874 Cob. Adap.Tech Shire of Coburg 1875 – 1904 Cob. Adap.Tech Borough of Coburg 1905 – 1920 Cob. Adap.Tech City of Coburg 1921 – 1976 Cob. Adap.Tech Microfiches of some City of Brunswick and City of Coburg rate records are also at State Library of Victoria. For original rate books for City of Brunswick (1871–1980) and City of Coburg (1863–1986) contact PROV. Local newspapers Current/recent editions Moreland Leader (online PDFversion) http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx# Moreland Leader (online) January 2009 – ANZ Reference Centre database (article search) Moreland Leader (online) July 2000 – Newsbank database (article search) Moreland Leader (bound) 2001– Brunswick Les Barnes Room; Coburg Adaptive Tech. Room; Glenroy. Moonee Valley Community News (bound) – Coburg Adaptive Technology Room. Historic editions: bound copies Brunswick area Library Brunswick and Pentridge Press 1859–1861 Brunswick LH stack Brunswick and Coburg Gazette 1930–1932 Brunswick LH stack Leader Budget 1945–1948 Brunswick LH stack Leader Budget 1950, 1963–1966 Brunswick Les Barnes Room Brunswick Sentinel 1960, 1966–1995 Brunswick Les Barnes Room Moreland Sentinel 1995–2001 Brunswick Les Barnes Room Brunswick Express 1968 Brunswick Les Barnes Room Melbourne Times in Brunswick 1993, 2005, Brunswick Les Barnes Room Glenroy area Broadmeadows Observer 1994–1995 Glenroy Library Moreland Observer June 1995 onwards Glenroy Library Moreland Community News 1994–2008 Glenroy Library Moreland Leader (Northern Ed.) 2008 – Glenroy Library Coburg area Community News 1983– Coburg Adaptive Tech. Room Coburg Courier 1968–June 1995 Coburg Adaptive Tech. Room Moreland Courier July 1995–June 2001 Coburg Adaptive Tech. Room Coburg/Moreland Leader 1983–2001 Coburg Adaptive Tech. Room The State Library of Victoria also has some local newspapers on microfilm. Newspaper clippings and indexes to local newspapers Articles of local interest / relevance published in local, state and national newspapers (from mid 1980s onwards) are filed alphabetically under relevant subject headings, such as Elections, Hospitals, Libraries etc and are located in the Local History Room at Coburg Library. An electronic index (Inmagic) to articles published in the Brunswick SentinelMoreland Leader newspaper from 1985–2005 is accessible on the computer in the Les Barnes Local History Room at Brunswick Library. Refer to Local studies subject headings list next to the computer in the room. Newsletters of local history societies Moreland History News. Les Barnes Local History Room at Brunswick Library. Fusion: the newsletter of the Brunswick Community History group. Les Barnes Local History Room at Brunswick Library. Index to articles at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bwkhistg/bchg.htm Search: newsletter of the Coburg Historical Society. Various branches. Oral histories: Talks on Brunswick (1981–2001) and Talks on Moreland (2004–) sound recordings Recordings on audio tapes are in the Les Barnes local history room in metal and wooden drawers. There is no index. For digital audio recordings of Talks 2010 onwards – speak with Adult/Information Librarians. The National Library of Australia and State Library of Victoria also have some oral history recordings. Pamphlet files Loose files on various local topics were kept up until the late 1990s. These are available to view by appointment with the Adult/Information Services Librarian at Brunswick Library. Useful contacts Broadmeadows Historical Society http://home.vicnet.net.au/~broadhs/index.htm. Brunswick Community History Group. Phone 9387 1194. Meets 1–4.30 pm first Saturday of the month in Mayor’s Room, Brunswick Town Hall. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bwkhistg/bchg.htm Coburg Historical Society. Bluestone Cottage 82 Bell Street. 2–5 pm first Sunday of the month. Please note: all items in the local studies collection are subject to current copyright legislation.