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The ANZAC Billy: Book Launch with Claire Saxby

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Hobsons Bay Libraries, as part of Heritage Hobsons Bay and National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival.

During the First World War, children helped gather supplies to send to the Australian troops for Christmas. Join award-winning author, Claire Saxby, as she launches her brand new picture book The ANZAC Billy. Find out about how local families supported those serving overseas by sending ANZAC billies to the war front. Children in grades one to four are invited to share in this magical tale and participate in a writing response activity.

School bookings essential, email librarycyteam@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

18 April to 19 May 2019
Explore Hobsons Bay during the Australian Heritage Festival. Discover history and heritage from waterfront Williamstown, the original port of Melbourne, to the 177-year-old Altona Homestead built by the Langhorne family. Join us for a program of events; including guided walking tours, exhibitions and open days that tell some of our unique heritage stories.

For further information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/heritagehobsonsbay or call the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre ON 9932 4310.



April 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Altona Meadows Library
Central Square Shopping Centre
Altona Meadows,
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