Inside History magazine is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage. The May-June 2013 edition (issue 16) has arrived. From Irish convicts to famine orphans, assisted immigrants to modern migrants: the latest issue of Inside History spotlights our Irish heritage.
- Discover the best Irish resources online and on site and how to find your convict in the newspaper;
- Learn about the lives of famine orphans;
- Read about the experiences of Irish immigrants in the 1800s;
- see what our ancestors got up to during St Patrick’s Day celebrations;
- We ask who was Australia’s Great Gatsby, and discover Henry Lawson’s Sydney, and
- Catchup on what’s new on Historypin
- Plus there’s much more, including opportunities to network with other genealogists, giveaways, and book and app reviews!
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 16 is available in newsagents nationally – click here to see where. If your local newsagent doesn’t stock us though, then they should be able to put a standing order in for you from Gordon & Gotch [G&G] – our title number is 11904 and G&G is on 1300 650 66, if your agent asks. Once your newsagent sends in your request, we’ll make sure that our next edition, Issue 17: Jul-Aug 2013, is sent there for you!
Packed as always with in-depth family history research advice, the latest news and events, and features on Australia’s social history and heritage, Inside History is a bi-monthly magazine for people who are passionate about the past. It’s available from newsagents nationally, on iPad via Apple Newsstand, and for Android and desktop computers through Zinio. Or subscribe and have it delivered straight to your door.
Tales from the Emerald Isle: the Irish edition of Inside History, Issue 16, is out now!
Discover the best Irish resources online and on site, and how to find your convict in the newspaper; learn about the lives of famine orphans; read about the experiences of Irish assisted immigrants in the 1800s; and see what our ancestors got up to during St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Plus, in other topics, we ask who was Australia’s Great Gatsby, discover Henry Lawson’s Sydney, and find out what’s new on Historypin. All this and much more!
From Irish convicts to famine orphans, assisted immigrants to modern migrants: the latest issue of Inside History spotlights our Irish heritage, says Inside History editor, Cassie Mercer. “With over 40 per cent of Australians claiming Irish ancestry, Irish-Australian stories are particularly significant within the national fabric – not to mention often enthralling,” says Cassie. “Especially given that Irish ancestors are often tricky to trace before they emigrated.”
Our handy roadmap to Irish family history research will help you track down those notoriously elusive – and often underutilised – Irish records. Staff from the National Library of Ireland talk us through its family history resources, while Irish-Australian expert Dr Perry McIntyre’s in-depth guide to historical Irish newspapers will see you browsing broadsheets from Dublin to Donegal.
And our Irish spotlight doesn’t stop there. Historian Dr Richard Reid offers an enlightening account of the strained relationship between Irish immigrants and colonial authorities in the early 1800s. Perry McIntryre gives us a history of the Irish Famine Memorial in Sydney, and the informative Famine Orphan Database, and Dr Jeff Kildea reveals the riveting history of St Patrick celebrations in Sydney. Plus, we take a look at the experience of modern migrants through Museum Victoria’s latest exhibition, Leaving Dublin.
Those bound for the Emerald Isle in 2013 will love our heritage travel guide to Ireland’s must-see attractions and family history research hotspots right in time for Irish tourism highlight, The Gathering. Plus there’s a treat in store for our digital readers – a free supplement from our friends at Irish Lives Remembered on the latest genealogy and history events making headlines in Ireland.
Closer to home, we journey through North Sydney as one-time resident Henry Lawson knew it, and ask the question, who was Australia’s Great Gatsby? Find out more about our candidate: mover-and-shaker-about-town, Hugh McIntosh, aka ‘Huge Deal’. We also profile the recent additions to Historypin’s resources, from The Benevolent Society to the State Library of Queensland, and explore Sydney Living Museums’ new exhibition, A Convict In The Family?.
All up, issue 16 of Inside History is about commemorating the lasting Celtic influence on Australian culture. And it’s a grand issue, to be sure!
Packed as always with in-depth family history research advice and features on Australia’s social history and heritage, Inside History is Australia’s leading bi-monthly magazine for people passionate about the past. It’s available from newsagents nationally for $10.50, and digitally for $8.49 on iPad via Apple Newsstand, and for Android and desktop computers through Zinio. Or subscribe and have it delivered straight to your door.
Cover image courtesy of National Library of Ireland