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Rookwood Cemetery Open Day + HIDDEN Sculpture Walk launch :: Sunday 14 September 2014

Rookwood Cemetery Open Day + HIDDEN Sculpture Walk launch :: Sunday 14 September 2014

Rookwood Cemetery, in Sydney’s west, is Australia’s oldest and most multicultural working cemetery as well as the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. Many of the Victorian era features are protected by a Permanent Conservation Order covering 81 hectares of Rookwood. One of the world’s last surviving Victorian Cemeteries, Rookwood caters for over 89 different...
Behind history's greatest art heist :: Monuments Men DVD giveaway!

Behind history’s greatest art heist :: Monuments Men DVD giveaway!

In our March-April issue, Inside History spoke exclusively to George Clooney about his history-inspired film, The Monuments Men. The first week of September sees the film’s release on Blu-ray and, to celebrate, we’re giving away 10 copies of the DVD.  To enter, simply send us an email to hello[at]insidehistory.com.au with your answer the question below or leave a comment on this blog:...
Expert tips on decoding your family portraits

Expert tips on decoding your family portraits

Photographs of our ancestors can be one of the most treasured traces they leave behind, often offering details of their age, status, relationships and more, as well as a glimpse into what kind of person they were. But, for those of us not versed in photographic history, family portraits can also be among the most...
'Through These Lines' tours New South Wales

‘Through These Lines’ tours New South Wales

An original piece of Australian theatre created in conjunction with the World War One centenary, Through These Lines follows army nurse Sister Florence Whiting’s tour of duty. Based on the letters and diaries of Australian Army nurses who served during World War One, the play depicts Sister Florence’s four year journey from her time on the...
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...
Anzac Girls book and documentary :: We speak to author Peter Rees

Anzac Girls book and documentary :: We speak to author Peter Rees

A combination of a strong family connection to the Great War and a lifelong love of history inspired Peter Rees to write Anzac Girls: The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses, the book on which the upcoming ABC TV series is based. Paula Grunseit reports. By the end of the Great War, 45...
Original manuscripts bring history to life :: National Library of Australia Publishing

Original manuscripts bring history to life :: National Library of Australia Publishing

The National Library of Australia is renowned for its vast collection of treasures from throughout Australia’s history, literary and otherwise. Here, Susan Hall from NLA Publishing explains how the Library’s original manuscripts and historic materials are transformed into beautiful books suitable for any Australian’s bookshelf.  John Hunter’s First Fleet sketchbook, William Bligh’s sea-stained notebook and list...
The railway workers in the Verey collection :: Historic Castlemaine photographs

The railway workers in the Verey collection :: Historic Castlemaine photographs

In Part Two of this special online feature, Emma Sutcliffe talks to Frank Mitchell about how an extensive collection of historic glass plate negatives from the goldfields town of Castlemaine, Victoria, revealed the stories of railway employees from the late 19th century. If you missed out on Part One, which delves into the recovery and...
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