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Unlock Sydney's secrets :: Sydney Open, Sunday 2 November

Unlock Sydney’s secrets :: Sydney Open, Sunday 2 November

Sydneysiders, are you ready? This Sunday, 2 November, is the 10th edition of Sydney Living Museum’s famous bi-annual event that allows you to unlock the city’s secrets: Sydney Open. Fifty buildings around the city centre will open their doors to visitors with the prized City Pass. Included on the list this year are historic highlights...
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 :: The Making of Australia by David Hill

Author Q&A :: The Making of Australia by David Hill

David Hill’s latest offering The Making of Australia, tells the story of Australia’s remarkable development from a struggling convict settlement to a flourishing nation after 1901, through the experiences of the key players in our nation’s history. Hill is currently an honorary associate at the University of Sydney’s departments of archaeology and classics and a visiting...
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...
Discovering Anzacs :: Records from the Front

Discovering Anzacs :: Records from the Front

Family historians will find more than just service records on the new World War One website, Discovering Anzacs. Inside History looks at what it reveals. With the centenary of World War One looming, the National Archives of Australia is launching a new website called Discovering Anzacs, in partnership with Archives New Zealand. War didn’t affect...