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Discovering Anzacs website officially launches

Discovering Anzacs website officially launches

The Discovering Anzacs website has been officially launched by the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in Canberra on Tuesday. Discovering Anzacs is a joint project between the National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand aiming to digitise the service records of every Anzac who served in World War I and create a unique...
Author Q&A :: Meredith Burgmann & Wendy Bacon on Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files

Author Q&A :: Meredith Burgmann & Wendy Bacon on Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files

From time to time, we’ll be talking to great Australian authors about what inspired them to start researching and writing their stories. Here, we look at mid-20th century politics, activism and government surveillance in our chat with Meredith Burgmann and Wendy Bacon on their new book, Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files. Meredith Burgmann, who both edited...
Win a double 3-day pass to the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival next week!

Win a double 3-day pass to the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival next week!

Bookworms, rejoice: Byron Bay Writers Festival is right around the corner! Next weekend, from 1 to 3 August, book lovers from around the country will again converge on the iconic Byron Bay for one of the country’s leading literary festivals. And, again, Inside History is excited to be attending, as we’re sponsoring a panel with some renowned authors called...
New series of Who Do You Think You Are? premieres tonight! + Inside History chats to this series' celebs

New series of Who Do You Think You Are? premieres tonight! + Inside History chats to this series’ celebs

In exciting news for family historians around the country, the much-loved SBS show Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens tonight at 7:30pm with the premiere of series 6! This series features a diverse line-up of Aussie celebrities including actors Richard Roxburgh, Jacki Weaver, Rebecca Gibney, and Lisa McCune, author Andrew Denton,...
Uncovering Fromelles at the State Library of NSW :: 3 July 2014

Uncovering Fromelles at the State Library of NSW :: 3 July 2014

Join author Peter Barton, archaeologist Adam Ford, the State Library of NSW and Inside History on Thursday 3 July 2014 for a riveting talk about the true story of the Battle of Fromelles. Historian and documentary filmmaker Peter Barton will reveal the groundbreaking research on Fromelles undertaken for his book The Lost Legions of Fromelles. The...
Place Names as Historical Records workshop at History House, Sydney :: 21 June 2014

Place Names as Historical Records workshop at History House, Sydney :: 21 June 2014

This Saturday, on 21 June, a joint Royal Australian Historical Society and Professional Historians Association NSW workshop will explore how the name of a place can form a historical record in its own right. Toponymy is the study of place names. These names form a fluid layer of the landscape, with many being added, modified...
Victorian Community History Awards entries now open

Victorian Community History Awards entries now open

Entries are now being accepted into the prestigious Victorian Community History Awards, which recognise outstanding examples of historical research and interpretation of Victoria’s heritage. The Victorian Community History Awards, managed by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, have been held each year since 1999.  From local histories to...
Black Diggers and the Great War :: A symposium in Sydney, 10 July 2014

Black Diggers and the Great War :: A symposium in Sydney, 10 July 2014

A symposium aiming to shed new light on the contribution and experiences of ‘Black Diggers’ in World War One will be held at the State Library of NSW in July. Over 800 Indigenous men enlisted in the Great War, fighting on behalf of their country – and on equal terms. Speakers at this symposium will...