Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

The HTPAA have begun an arrangement with Box Hill Institute (BHI) whereby the HTPAA Library of Tool, Trade, historical books and the Ken Turner donation will be housed at the BHI Library at Elgar Campus. The process of catalogueing, entry to the Library database and security striping is nearing completion.

Security striping, catalogueing, and other costs will be borne by the HTPAA. The City of Whitehorse has helped defray some of these costs through it's Community Grants Program and the HTPAA wish to thank the City of Whitehorse for their helpful grant.

The catalogueing was done by volunteer students in the BHI Library Studies Course, for which the HTPAA are very grateful.

In the near future, it is envisaged that HTPAA members who wish to borrow books will be issued with a library membership card on request. Some members will not have the opportunity to access the BHI Library due to work commitments, and the restricted library hours. To accommodate those unable to attend the Libray in person, it is planned that HTPAA members will be able to order books online and at General Meetings (currently held at Box Hill Arts Centre - BHAC) via a computer or tablet application.

Books so ordered would be collected by a duty member prior to general meetings and made available at the next general meeting for members to collect / return.

There is no option to have books sent by mail.

The Box Hill Institute Library address and hours of operation: Hours, Locations, Maps

Search list to browse an alphabetical list of titles in the collection


Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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