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National Trust Heritage Festival :: Conflict and Compassion

National Trust Heritage Festival :: Conflict and Compassion

  The National Trust Heritage Festival is back, and we are more than ready to celebrate Australia’s cultural heritage! Now in its 35th year, the festival runs from the 11 April to 26 May. This year’s theme, ‘Conflict and Compassion’, aims to cover the many different aspects of our history – from our role in international...
Remembering Gallipoli :: Exhibition now open

Remembering Gallipoli :: Exhibition now open

Turkish-born Australian artist Mine Konakci’s photographic exhibition Remembering Gallipoli is one that ties the past with the present, and further re-enforces the compelling legacy left behind by those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign. Konakci’s previous historical collection For A Pittance explored the documentation of convict descendants in Australia, an experience that led her to take...
Book review :: The Convict Diaries

Book review :: The Convict Diaries

Professor Alison Elliott reviews June Slee’s latest work, Crime Punishment and Redemption: A Convict’s Story, which weaves together the rare, real-life account of John Ward’s convict experience with historical analysis. While reams have been written about convict life there are few first hand convict records and fewer, if any, actually written while the writer was...
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...