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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...
The Silent Anzac :: The Gallipoli campaign of Australia's AE2 submarine

The Silent Anzac :: The Gallipoli campaign of Australia’s AE2 submarine

In the latest issue of Inside History magazine, Dr Steven Gapps, an Australian National Maritime Museum curator, takes a look at the Gallipoli campaign of the AE2 submarine as captured in Petty Stoker Officer Henry Kinder’s fascinating accounts.  Immerse yourself in the deep seas and read about Australia’s fledgling navy during World War I through Kinder’s eyes. Learn about the unique trials...
New year, new research tips

New year, new research tips

Author and researcher Megan Gibson has some timesaving tips to help you get 2015 off to a great start: The new year is a good time to gather your thoughts and start planning your family tree goals for the next 12 months. You know how fast last year went by? That should be enough to inspire...
10 stocking fillers for genie and history enthusiasts

10 stocking fillers for genie and history enthusiasts

Looking for some last minute stocking fillers? Want to spread the Christmas cheer, genie-style? The Inside History team has come up with 10 great gift ideas to help you on your hunt for the perfect holiday present! Small boy helping hang a Christmas stocking. Courtesy Dennis Mayor collection of Photographs. State Library of Victoria H97.155/274...
Cup of tea with...Clare Wright :: Author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Cup of tea with…Clare Wright :: Author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Women didn’t fight in the Eureka Stockade – or did they? NIB Waverly Library Award winner for 2014 Clare Wright chats to Sarah Trevor about restoring women’s place in Eureka and beyond. What attracts you to stories about women in Australian history? I’ve always been drawn to the margins. Women are not in themselves marginal, but...
Hair Apparent :: A hundred years of hairstyles

Hair Apparent :: A hundred years of hairstyles

Ringlets, coils, loops and rolls- Jayne Shrimpton examines the evolution of women’s locks, from exuberant coiffures in the 1800s to the smooth post-war waves of the 1940s, revealing how to read your ancestor’s tresses: A fringe or frizzed front hair was worn with a bun behind the head, as seen in this image from 1895...