Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo is celebrating all things Home Grown, with events and information sessions dedicated to our community, local talent and history.
Home Grown locals and their stories of life in Dubbo
Discover the stories of Dubbo through the library's 'Reliving the past: Stories from our communities' oral history project. Listen as Dubbo locals tell their stories of the early days, the heady days of the Minore Speedway, what life was like for new Italian migrant families, their market gardens on the banks of the Macquarie River, why a Methodist Minister became a politician, and exciting tales of swimming up Talbragar Street and taking high ground on second storey steps during the 1955 flood and the shock of the aftermath. These stories and more are available to watch, listen or download and read from the library's website https://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/learn/historical-research/oral-history-project
Archives in your town (Dubbo) webinar
At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing virtual archives about Dubbo to you. Join us to see and remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town. The state archives shown will include documents about the Dubbo High School and local pioneer, Jean Emile Serisier. You can watch from home or your mobile device, or watch on the big screen at the library. Tuesday, May 11, at 10am. Bookings required. FREE.
ATTEND IN-PERSON: Book to watch on the big screen in the library with friends and library staff. Seats are limited. Contact Dubbo Library to book on 02 6801 4510.
ATTEND ONLINE: Register at https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/events/archives-your-town-dubbo
Did you know the library has a pictures catalogue that provides digital access to over 2000 historical photographs of the local area from Dubbo to Wellington, Narromine and Trangie, Dunedoo to Coonabarabran? This amazing collection includes photographs from the 1870s through to more contemporary times, covering a wide variety of subjects. To view images go to the library website https://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/learn/historical-research
This informative talk takes you through some of the most common and current rip-offs, where you can go for help if it happens to you, and what steps you can take to become scam-safe.
Led by solicitor D'arcy Pierce, this is a free community legal education talk by Western NSW Community Legal Centre. Dubbo Library. Friday, May 21, 10.30-11.30am. FREE. Limited seats, bookings required. To book go to www.mrl.nsw.gov.au or contact us on 02 6801 4510.
Dubbo Library hours: 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturdays, 11am to 3pm Sundays. Corner of Talbragar and Macquarie Streets. Phone 6801 4510.