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Call the valet :: timelining family photographs through men's fashion

Call the valet :: timelining family photographs through men’s fashion

Fashion is one of the best ways to help identify someone when looking at historical photographs, but have you ever felt lost when trying to date an image of a male ancestor? Mens’ style can be a bit trickier than women’s fashion to date as trends developed more slowly. Here, dress historian Jayne Shrimpton shares...
Issue 25 competition winners!

Issue 25 competition winners!

In issue 25 we were giving away 40 copies of Anzac Treasures: The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial (Murdoch Books, $69.99). That’s a lot of names to list, so we’ve published the lucky winners right here! Check below to see if your name is listed… A. Mervyn, The Junction NSW A. Robert, Croydon NSW A. Baraiolo, Leederville...
Snapshots of strangers

Snapshots of strangers

Six photos. Two families. And the mightiest empire of the modern era. All linked by a chance discovery of some beautiful old photographs more than a century after they were taken. Now, Inside History and Findmypast are launching a global campaign to reunite these mysterious photographs with their rightful owners. Sarah Trevor delves into the...
Congress 2015 :: The ultimate genealogy conference is back!

Congress 2015 :: The ultimate genealogy conference is back!

Congress is back! From the 28th to the 30th of March, Canberra will be hosting the much anticipated Congress conference for 2015. Over four big days, you will have the opportunity to hear some of the biggest international and local names give talks and seminars in in genealogy, family history, and heraldry. All are welcome, whether you’re...
Upcoming Event :: Inaugural Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference 2015

Upcoming Event :: Inaugural Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference 2015

Having only just formally established in 2014, the Historical Novel Society Australasia is already in action! This year they will be hosting their inaugural conference at Balmain Town Hall from the 21st to the 22nd of March to celebrate the importance of historical fiction, and bringing history to life through writing. Click here to read the...
An unsung explorer and an unforgiving land :: Ludwig Becker

An unsung explorer and an unforgiving land :: Ludwig Becker

In the latest issue of Inside History magazine, Dr John Hayman takes a look at Ludwig Becker, the forgotten artist and scientist of the Burke and Wills expedition. Ludwig Becker migrated to Tasmania from Germany in 1851, and was an artist and trained naturalist. His life, achievements, and contribution to the expedition tend to be overshadowed...
Issue 26 subscription offer :: Win 1 of 10 copies of A Forger's Progress

Issue 26 subscription offer :: Win 1 of 10 copies of A Forger’s Progress

Subscribe to Inside History magazine for your chance to win one of 10 copies of A Forger’s Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway by award-winning author Alasdair McGregor, thanks to our friends at NewSouth Books. A Forger’s Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway is a biography about a man who managed to evade a death sentence...
Where there's a will :: A sneak peek into Inside History's guide to historic wills

Where there’s a will :: A sneak peek into Inside History’s guide to historic wills

Hundreds of thousands of New South Wales Will Books, from 1800 to 1952, are now available online for the first time on Findmypast. To celebrate this exciting collection, Inside History has put together a guide to historic wills. In our latest issue, Jan-Feb, you’ll find tips and tricks on getting the most from wills from State...