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Oral History – Rina Lovreta (née Ukich). Voices of the Women project

Oral history of Rina Lovreta (née Ukich) recorded as part of the Voices of the Women project. Audio and transcript Listen: Transcript: Edited transcript of an oral history of  Rina Lovreta (née Ukich) recorded by Denise Cook on 2 October 2017 for the Voices of the Women Oral History Project: City of Cockburn (Azelia Ley Museum) and Dalmatinac Club. Densie Cook (interviewer): Can we just start by you telling me your full name? Rina Lovreta: I am Rina Lovreta. DC: When were you born, Rina? RL: In 1940. DC: And where? RL: In Spearwood. DC: What was your mum’s...

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Aboriginal Oral History Project

The City of Cockburn Aboriginal Oral History Project records and summarises the oral histories of eleven indigenous people with a custodial or cultural connection to the Cockburn district. Most of these interviews were recorded in 2001, and were conducted by Dr. Leonie Stella from Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology.  The interview with Roma Loo-Kickett, was recorded in 2005 with Uta Eckhardt and Nikki Branniga. Complete transcript available for each recording: Transcript of Dr Joan Winch oral history Transcript of Patrick Hume oral history Transcript of Beth Woods oral history Transcript of Christine Coyne oral history Transcript...

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Anime Update – Spring 2017

12 new anime titles on DVD to borrow from Cockburn Libraries. Spring is in the air! Well, not really: 18°C maximums, rain, hail, thunder, blizzards … [maybe not the last one – Ed.] But regardless of the weather, another change in seasons means we have an excuse to post another anime update! Yattaaaaaa! We have an interesting mix of titles for you this time around, so lets get stuck in. First up, and for the first time in quite a while, we have a few feature films to showcase: The Red Turtle While published as part of the prestegious Studio Ghibli...

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Kids Books with Michaela – Andy Griffiths

Welcome to our new junior fiction blog! What is junior fiction? Basically, books aimed at 7-17 year olds. Most books in this category are chapter books and have JF on the spine label. So… why a junior fiction blog? Our popular Storytime blog reviews books for pre-schoolers so we thought it would be worthwhile and fun to start something similar for older kids. For this blog, we will discuss a particular author, series or theme and to start us off, I’ve chosen the fantastic ANDY GRIFFITHS! Andy is a prolific writer of hilarious kids books (check out a list...

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Pram Jams with Beth – Little emotions

We’re nearing the end of the Summer holidays, so Pram Jams and Storytime sessions will be starting up again soon 🙂  Dates and times to mark on your calendar are as follows (and all continue for the remainder of term 1) : Coolbellup Library’s first Pram Jams session for 2017 will be held on Monday 30th January, at 10am. Coolbellup’s first Storytime session (and welcome to Briana, our new Children’s librarian!) will be on Wednesday 1st February at 10.30am. Success library will hold Pram Jams sessions on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd February, at 10am each day. Success will...

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Storytime with Jessica – Parental Mental Health

It’s my turn again for a Storytime blog but this time around I’m getting serious and talking about parents with mental health issues. This can be very hard for children to understand and just as hard for parents who are in the midst of these issues to be able to explain. To hopefully help, I’ve put together a few books that deal with depression, bipolar disorder, and other issues. We have a new member to the Chidlren’s Services team and she’s helping with this blog – welcome Melody – you’ll see a blog from her soon. Two of the three...

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