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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...
Choosing the right family history software

Choosing the right family history software

Family history database software is invaluable for organising your research and laying it out in a clear, logical manner. The only question is: which is best? The answer, says genealogist Michelle Patient, depends on your research needs. Whether you’re a seasoned genie with years of genealogy behind you, or have just started out on your...
Become a virtual volunteer for International Volunteer Day :: 5 December

Become a virtual volunteer for International Volunteer Day :: 5 December

Have you ever wanted to help out different organisations but feel like you don’t have the time or money to go out and do so? International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985 and takes place each year on 5 December. This day allows for volunteers and volunteer organisations to promote...
Inside History Supports Trove

Inside History Supports Trove

In an exciting collaboration between Inside History and the National Library of Australia, comes the campaign Inside History Supports Trove. In a national crowd-funding effort to raise funds and awareness, the campaign endeavours to get a newspaper digitised on the National Library’s Trove page. Click here to read more, and have your say in which...
Exhibition :: Rough Medicine, at the South Australian Maritime Museum

Exhibition :: Rough Medicine, at the South Australian Maritime Museum

By Lindl Lawton, senior curator at the South Australian Maritime Museum ‘To where thy hallowed bones are laid, far from the busy haunts of men’ The words stitched in the centre of Ellen Moger’s piece of embroidery proved sadly prophetic. Ellen packed this memento in her trunk on the Moffat when she migrated to Adelaide...
Event :: Open House Hobart, Saturday 22 November

Event :: Open House Hobart, Saturday 22 November

As the highlight of the Institute of Architects’ Hobart Architecture Week, Open House Hobart will allow history lovers an exclusive peek inside some of Hobart’s iconic buildings this Saturday 22 November. For just one day only, visitors can enjoy a behind the scenes tour through the city’s history, while locals can gain a new appreciation...
Corroboree Sydney Indigenous arts festival :: 20-30 November, 2014

Corroboree Sydney Indigenous arts festival :: 20-30 November, 2014

Over ten days from 20 November, the Sydney Harbour foreshore plays host to Corroboree Sydney, Australia’s largest Indigenous arts festival celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Locals and visitors will have the opportunity to see over 100 performances by artists, writers, dancers and musicians from around the country. The State Library of NSW is also...