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Enter our cover image competition and you could win a trip to historic Norfolk Island!

Enter our cover image competition and you could win a trip to historic Norfolk Island!

Do you have an amazing photograph of your ancestor? We are on the lookout for beautiful images to feature on an upcoming cover (or two) of Inside History. Could your ancestor be our next cover star? Many family history researchers have that ‘one’ special photograph: the one that speaks volumes about its subject’s life and...
Launch of Irish Anzacs Database

Launch of Irish Anzacs Database

The Irish Anzacs Project is a significant research undertaking of the Global Irish Studies Centre at UNSW, made possible by a grant from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program. The project aims to identify all Irish-born enlistments in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during the First World War, or as close to all as is...
New FREE Tasmanian Name Index available

New FREE Tasmanian Name Index available

Have you seen the new Tasmanian Names Index? Enter a person’s name in the search box and you can now find all kinds of records that you can view then and there! This is the first time that such a variety of Tasmanian records are available online, all from the same search, including Tasmanian Birth,...
Anzac Treasures. The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial

Anzac Treasures. The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial

A beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated commemorative volume drawing on the Memorial’s unique collection of Gallipoli-related objects, photographs, artworks, diaries, letters, maps and personal memorabilia. This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War’s Gallipoli campaign, 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. ANZAC Treasures approaches the subject of Gallipoli not only from a military...
FREE TALK. Indigenous Voices: Speaking out and changing the conversation

FREE TALK. Indigenous Voices: Speaking out and changing the conversation

An afternoon with IndigenousX – Luke Pearson, Kelly Briggs (The Koori Woman) and Mick O’Loughlin Type: Talk Date: Saturday, 4 October 2014 Time: 2.00 pm to 3.00pm with FREE afternoon tea afterwards Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of NSW Map: Click here for directions to the venue. Go to the Library...
New exhibition reimagines  Cook’s 1770 encounter. At the Australian National Maritime Museum

New exhibition reimagines Cook’s 1770 encounter. At the Australian National Maritime Museum

The story of James Cook‘s voyage along the Australian east coast is one we all know well. Historical perspectives of Cook’s first interactions with Aboriginal people have been told through the artworks and diary entries of Banks, Cook and his crew. But what if you had an opportunity to hear the story from different perspectives?...
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...