City of Joondalup libraries to celebrate Australian Heritage Festival

City of Joondalup libraries to celebrate Australian Heritage Festival

CITY of Joondalup’s libraries will celebrate the country’s culture as part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

This year’s theme is My Culture, My Story, with events running from April 18 (International Day for Monuments and Sites) to May 20.

Joondalup Library will host the first event titled History of 100 Objects on April 19 where Anthony Alborn will look at some of the British Museum’s oldest, rarest and most interesting historical artefacts.

Also on April 19 at the Woodvale Library, historian and author Mike Lefroy will look back at the first European sighting of the east coast of Australia with Captain Cook and the Endeavour.

Let’s try Plan B: Maps Useful for Family History Research will run at Joondalup Library on April 21 with Steve Howell from the State Library of WA.

Also at Joondalup Library on April 28, professional genealogist and author Loreley Morling will show people how to collect family documents and memories and turn them into a story.

People can also get an introduction to tracing their family history at Joondalup Library on May 5.

Events range in cost from $2 to $16. Book at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au.

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