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Widely-anticipated British wartime records to be added to findmypast

Widely-anticipated British wartime records to be added to findmypast

One of Britain’s most widely-anticipated 20th-century record sets, the 1939 register, will be digitised within the next two years and added to findmypast. A joint project between The National Archives UK and DC Thomson Family History, the owner of findmypast, will make almost 1.2 million full-colour scans from the register available online and searchable for the...
NSW Premier’s History Awards nominations now open until Friday, 2 May!

NSW Premier’s History Awards nominations now open until Friday, 2 May!

Nominations for this year’s prestigious NSW Premier’s History Awards open today. The NSW Premier’s History Awards were established in 1997 to honour Australian historians’ achievements. Past winners include esteemed historians such as KS Inglis, Inga Clendinnen, Patricia Jalland, Christopher Clark and Grace Karskens, to name but a few. Administered by the State Library of NSW,...
George Clooney on WWII history :: a preview into our Issue 21 Q&A

George Clooney on WWII history :: a preview into our Issue 21 Q&A

Inside History magazine’s latest edition, Issue 21, features an exclusive Q&A with George Clooney! We chat to Hollywood superstar about the real-life Allied mission that inspired his film, The Monuments Men. He directed, co-wrote and starred in the film, playing the leader of the World War II mission that helped save millions of art treasures...
NSW History Week 2014 calls for event registrations

NSW History Week 2014 calls for event registrations

Want to be part of NSW History Week 2014? The History Council of New South Wales is calling for prospective History Week events to be registered by Friday 18 April 2014. NSW History Week 2014 will be held from 6 to 14 September. This year the theme is the Great War and its impact both...
Long Way Home tours: to tell the personal stories of Australian servicemen and women

Long Way Home tours: to tell the personal stories of Australian servicemen and women

The Long Way Home, a unique theatrical production resulting from a historic collaboration between Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF), is currently touring Australia. The play, written by Daniel Keene, conveys the personal stories of Australian servicemen and women who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and humanitarian operations. Created from first-hand...
New app explores Sydney's Irish history

New app explores Sydney’s Irish history

A new, free app called Old Irish Sydney, aiming to highlight the city’s rich Irish heritage, has been released in time for St Patrick’s Day. Compiled by the Dictionary of Sydney, with the help of local Irish and Irish-Australian historians, Old Irish Sydney offers a self-guided one-hour walking tour of the city’s streets and Irish past....
App review :: The Bradman Collection

App review :: The Bradman Collection

The Bradman Collection | FREE | iOS compatible Sports fans and history lovers alike will enjoy this free app from the State Library of South Australia, showcasing highlights of its collection of memorabilia donated by the legendary Sir Donald Bradman himself. Cricket fans will love the historic photographs and ‘Kit Bag’ of The Don’s cricket bats,...
Love in the age of convicts

Love in the age of convicts

Far from the romanticism of today, colonial authorities emphasised pragmatism in convicts’ relationships. Sarah Trevor looks at their private (and not-so-private) lives. If every unmarried man in possession of a good fortune in the early 19th century was naturally in want of a wife, as a tongue-in-cheek Jane Austen assured us, the love lives of the...
Curator Q&A :: David Wells – Bradman Foundation Curator

Curator Q&A :: David Wells – Bradman Foundation Curator

Right in time for Inside History’s latest sports-themed edition, issue 20, we chat to David Wells, curator, The Bradman Foundation, about our iconic cover boy: The Don himself. David tells us why the Bradman Museum recently expanded to become the International Cricket Hall of Fame, where you can learn more about cricketing history, and the story behind...