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How to Search the Database

The Search Screen for the Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database provides two options for searching - Basic Search and Advanced Search.

Basic Search
In Basic Search type in a word or term that may appear in Subject, Title or Description fields - For example: Surrey Drive. Use the Search button to carry out the search.

The symbol % for AND can be used to combine terms in a field to narrow a search.
For example a search for schools in the Basic Search box will produce more than 1000 records.

A search for schools%Blackburn (no spaces either side of %) in the Basic Search will reduce the number of records in the search.

The report form provides the title of an item, type of item (book, photograph, article) and code for the organisation holding the item.

Click on the selected title to view the required record.

Advanced Search
Advanced Search allows combining several fields in the search.

Fields in the Advanced Search option are Subjects, Publication type, Location Code and Author.

The Boolean buttons AND and OR beside the boxes can be used to combine fields in the search.

For example:
A search for schools%Blackburn in the Subjects field, photograph in the Publication Type field and VNHS in the Location Code field will locate records about photographs of Blackburn schools held at Whitehorse Historical Society.

Use the Search button to carry out the search.

The report form provides the title of an item, type of item (book, photograph, article) and code for the organisation holding the item.

Click on the selected title to view the required record.

Images and Addresses in the Database

Images in the Database

A selection of images can be located in the Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database.

To locate images use the Basic Search.

Type a word or term (eg. Goldmining) in the Basic Search box.

Select the Search for Images only button

Select the Basic Search button to carry out the search.

The symbol % for AND can be used to combine terms in a search.

For example: a search for schools%Doncaster (no spaces either side of the %) will produce the images in the database relating to Doncaster schools.

Search for selected images on topics including:

  • Transport
  • Orchards
  • Goldmining
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Houses
  • Shops
  • Sport
  • Industry

Searches can also be made for images of localities including Warrandyte, Doncaster, Mitcham, Box Hill, Blackburn and Templestowe.

Images are available for research purposes only. Copies of photographs can be ordered from the historical society holding the image.

Addresses in the Database

Information about the building or site at a specific address can be located in the Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database.

Addresses of specific buildings or sites in the database are listed by suburb, street, number.
For Example: Mitcham, Mitcham Road, 456.

To locate a specific address use the Basic Search.

Type the name of a street in the Basic Search box.

Select the Search for Addresses only Button.

Select the Basic Search button to carry out the search.

For roads that cover more than one suburb use the symbol % for AND to search for the suburb and the road.

For example: Box Hill%Whitehorse Road (no spaces either side of the %).

The search can be further narrowed by including the number of the building

For example: Box Hill%Whitehorse Road%1020 (no spaces either side of the %).

 

 

 

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