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Bob's Your Uncle (perhaps literally!) :: A reader's success story

Bob’s Your Uncle (perhaps literally!) :: A reader’s success story

To our excitement, one of our readers recently emailed Inside History to share a success story that came about thanks to our magazine’s ‘Bob’s Your Uncle’ section in which family historians can appeal for information from other researchers. Here, Debby Gower explains how answering a writer’s call-out in Bob’s Your Uncle helped, eventually, re-unite her with distant relatives.  A...
New series of Who Do You Think You Are? premieres tonight! + Inside History chats to this series' celebs

New series of Who Do You Think You Are? premieres tonight! + Inside History chats to this series’ celebs

In exciting news for family historians around the country, the much-loved SBS show Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens tonight at 7:30pm with the premiere of series 6! This series features a diverse line-up of Aussie celebrities including actors Richard Roxburgh, Jacki Weaver, Rebecca Gibney, and Lisa McCune, author Andrew Denton,...
The history and future of the Mitchell Library

The history and future of the Mitchell Library

Plans for the restoration and renewal of the State Library of NSW‘s Mitchell Library were recently revised following public feedback. Paula Grunseit speaks with Richard Neville, the tenth Mitchell Librarian, about change, history, and the future of libraries. Richard Neville began using the Mitchell Library as an undergraduate when he was studying art history in...
The infamous HMAS Sydney/Emden battle of 1914 :: We talk to Mike Carlton

The infamous HMAS Sydney/Emden battle of 1914 :: We talk to Mike Carlton

What if things had turned out differently for Mike Carlton and he had become a naval officer instead of a journalist and author? It’s something he still wonders about as he tells Paula Grunseit during a conversation on all things naval history – plus his latest book, First Victory: 1914 - HMAS Sydney‘s hunt for the German...
Remembering the Mt Kembla mine disaster :: 96 Candles Ceremony, 31 July

Remembering the Mt Kembla mine disaster :: 96 Candles Ceremony, 31 July

On Thursday 31 July, the 112th anniversary of Australia’s worst industrial disaster, the Mt Kembla community will gather to honour those who were lost – and those who survived. Here, Paul Treanor, who runs a website on the Mt Kembla mine disaster, looks at why the  tragedy occurred and how it continues to be remembered. ...
Inside History exclusive :: Old map of Bathurst and Cox’s Road rediscovered

Inside History exclusive :: Old map of Bathurst and Cox’s Road rediscovered

Australia’s colonial history continues to unearth surprises. Bathurst historian Robin McLachlan, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, made an amazing discovery among the digitised images of the UK National Archives: an amazing 1815 map, signed by Governor Macquarie himself.  Over the past couple of years I have been working for Bathurst Regional Council researching the settlement established...
Uncovering Fromelles at the State Library of NSW :: 3 July 2014

Uncovering Fromelles at the State Library of NSW :: 3 July 2014

Join author Peter Barton, archaeologist Adam Ford, the State Library of NSW and Inside History on Thursday 3 July 2014 for a riveting talk about the true story of the Battle of Fromelles. Historian and documentary filmmaker Peter Barton will reveal the groundbreaking research on Fromelles undertaken for his book The Lost Legions of Fromelles. The...