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Carrier attack: Darwin 1942. A guide to Australia's own Pearl Harbor

Carrier attack: Darwin 1942. A guide to Australia’s own Pearl Harbor

CARRIER ATTACK: DARWIN 1942 By Dr Tom Lewis and Peter Ingman. Avonmore Books. 368pp. $49.95. No one could have predicted the extraordinary scale and ferocity of the attack on Darwin on February 19, 1942. This would be the largest ever Japanese air attack in the South Pacific, and the only time Australia was attacked by...
National Family History Month in August 2014! What are you doing to celebrate?

National Family History Month in August 2014! What are you doing to celebrate?

National Family History Month (NFHM) is held annually in August in Australia and New Zealand. It is an AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations) initiative to promote genealogy and family history in Australasia and was started in 2006 as a week and changed to a month in 2013. More information is on the NFHM website home...
Can you help? An 84 year old woman searching for her mother's grave site

Can you help? An 84 year old woman searching for her mother’s grave site

Can you help? An 84 year old woman searching for her mother’s grave site. Please share the story, add your research hints in comments below and help find her resting place. “”Did you know my mother?” Please help my 84 year old mother Gwen, find her own mother’s grave. Her mother was born Hilda Josephine...
Issue 20 subscription offer :: Win 1 of 3 Ancestry.com.au memberships

Issue 20 subscription offer :: Win 1 of 3 Ancestry.com.au memberships

And the winners of the 3 World Heritage subscriptions to Ancestry.com.au are…… Congratulations to: P. O’Brien, GLENFIELD, NSW E. Byrne, RANDWICK, NSW P. Wood, NORTHGATE, SA ======================================================================================= Subscribe for the chance to one of three 12-month World Heritage memberships! With help from our friends at Ancestry.com.au, we are giving you the opportunity to win one...

Searching for James Stanley Freeman

I am looking for information on Private James Stanley Freeman, service number 2029 of the 5th Pioneer Battalion. James was from Wauchope, New South Wales, and joined the AIF aged 21 on 26 October 1915 at Holdsworthy. After returning from the war he lost his life in 1931 in a mining accident at Valla Gold...
Seeking Cecil Healy's family

Seeking Cecil Healy’s family

CECIL HEALY, OLYMPIAN AND AIF OFFICER Cecil Patrick Healy (1881-1918) was born in Sydney and completed his secondary schooling with the Jesuits at St Aloysius College, Milsons Point. He was a prominent surf lifesaver and a founding member of the Manly Surf Life Saving Club, as well as receiving a number of awards from the...
Our Annual 2013 digital edition is out now!

Our Annual 2013 digital edition is out now!

Our Annual 2013 digital edition brings together our most loved stories from the past year. Each one featured here showcases what Inside History magazine is all about — engaging, inspiring articles, with practical tips to help social and family historians, all presented with beautiful images of the highest quality possible. Travel back in time with...
A cup of tea with... Neil Oliver :: Host of Foxtel's new Coast Australia

A cup of tea with… Neil Oliver :: Host of Foxtel’s new Coast Australia

The much-loved host of Coast in the UK has brought his own brand of history-telling to Australia. Neil Oliver talks to Cassie Mercer about our coastline, and bathing with crocodiles. Coast Australia airs Mondays at 7.30pm (EDT) starting 2 December on History, Foxtel. Acclaimed historian and television presenter Oliver will be joined by journalist and...
The Outlaw Michael Howe. Screening 8:30pm, Sunday Dec 1 on ABC1

The Outlaw Michael Howe. Screening 8:30pm, Sunday Dec 1 on ABC1

Acclaimed Australian writer/actor Brendan Cowell (The Slap, Love My Way) steps behind the camera for the first time to deliver a thrilling slice of Australian outlaw history. The Outlaw Michael Howe is one of Australia’s most infamous but largely forgotten bushrangers and will premiere on Sunday 1 December at 8.30pm on ABC1. …in a remote...