Inside History magazine is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage. The Jan-Feb 2014 edition (issue 20) has arrived in time for the holidays. To usher in the New Year, we take a leisurely stroll back in time to savour the favourite summer pastimes of Australians past and present.
In this issue you’ll find Don Bradman’s boyhood home, true crime, sporting ancestors, 1920s fashion, heritage gardens, bumper ‘ask our experts’ and much more.
First up to bat is our behind-the-scenes tour of the boyhood home of Australia’s sporting superstar, Sir Don Bradman. Heritage architect Ian Stapleton, who led the reconstruction of the famous Bowral house, talks us through the restoration process. We even learn a secret or two about the famous tank stand where The Don mastered his legendary batting skills. Next, we head south to learn more about Melbourne’s sporting heritage, leaving no arena, pitch or football code untouched. Guided by a suitably footy-mad Melbourne local, sport journalist Brent Diamond, we trace the history and highlights of tennis, cricket, football, horseracing and more in Australia’s unofficial sporting capital.
Uncover the sporting prowess of your own ancestors with leading genealogist Shauna Hicks’ guide to sports archives around the country. Whether your ancestors were professional sportspeople or amateur aficionados, this primer on sporting history resources will have you hot on the trail of your forebears’ athletic exploits in no time! Inside History also has plenty in store for the less athletically inclined. If your ideal summer involves more Austen than Ashes, you’ll love our bumper holiday reading special. We round up the best books this summer, from true crime to shipwrecks and gripping historical thrillers, to help you while away the long, hot days.
Plus, esteemed authors let us in on their research and writing secrets. Right in time for summer cocktail parties, dress historian Jayne Shrimpton shares the diverse primary sources used when researching her new book, Fashion in the 1920s. Delving beyond the grandiose Gatsby-esque stereotypes, she reveals the resources that helped her uncover how 1920s characters from all walks of life dressed on streets, ballrooms and sports fields alike. And we take a closer look at Eugenia, the book everyone’s talking about. Author Mark Tedeschi AM QC talks us through how he researched and wrote the incredible story of Eugenia Falleni, aka Harry Crawford. He reveals how his career as New South Wales Crown Prosecutor helped him investigate the fateful 1920s murder trial in which she was embroiled.
Next, a tragic wartime tale of two brothers: the Australian War Memorial’s Craig Tibbitts shares the story of two Melbourne boys who faced the horrors of Pozières where some 23,000 Australians fell in 1916, and the significance of the moving letters they left behind. Craig is one of the curators of the Memorial’s brilliant new exhibition, Anzac Voices.
And, as the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Darwin approaches, we survey Darwin’s World War II legacy. Inside History takes a colourful journey northward aboard the historic Ghan, exploring the history of Australia’s rugged Top End and the interesting characters who have shaped it: the Arrernte, cameleers, pioneer women and Flying Doctors alike. Enjoy a relaxing summer getaway to Sydney’s heritage houses as we saunter through the often-overlooked living, breathing historical treasures they hold: their gardens. Horticulturalist Adam Woodhams guides us through the pristine gardens of Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm for an insightful glimpse into the lifestyles of their historic residents past.
Plus, this issue has a brand new column! To help you learn more about your own forebears, we debut our new section dedicated to profiling the latest genealogy and history collections available online.
In this action-packed issue, you’ll find:
- Our tour of Sir Don Bradman’s boyhood home, by the heritage architect who led its reconstruction
- How to find your ancestor in sport archives
- A guide to Melbourne’s sporting heritage
- A horticultural history of Sydney’s heritage gardens
- Our bumper holiday reading special: true crime, shipwrecks, historical thrillers, and more
- The trial of the 20th century: author Mark Tedeschi AM QC’s insights into the story of Eugenia Falleni
- A WW1 tale of two Melbourne brothers in Pozières
- A historic journey aboard the Ghan, revealing the heritage highlights of Darwin and the Red Centre
- Learn more about the Darwin evacuation of 1941-42
- The upcoming NSW football history resource
- Tips for a family history mystery of two ancestors with the same name
- A research guide to 1920s fashion beyond the Gatsby-esque stereotypes
- Research on Fremantle’s ‘dangerous’ women of the 20th-century
- New primary source databases from Queensland and South Australia
- The mystery of the 17 Dargo brides and the beautiful headpiece that linked them
- Stratford and District Historical Society spotlight
Plus, there’s three World Heritage memberships to Ancestry.com.au up for grabs in our subscription offer!
And much more – in fact, 76 pages of terrific features, practical information on genealogy, chances to network with other family historians, and book and app reviews. On sale now online – click here to buy!
Issue 20 is available in newsagents nationally from the 2nd January 2014 – click here to see where.
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