May 17, 2011

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Researching & Writing History

I attended the Unlock the Past Researching & Writing History Seminar in Adelaide on 13-14 May 2011. I’m starting to wonder if I attend too many genealogy seminars – why? At this seminar I caught up with people I met at the Genealogical Society of Victoria‘s Australasian Scottish Conference in Melbourne a few weeks ago and I met the husband of a friend I caught up with at the Auslib Sense of Place local studies conference in Sydney a...

May 9, 2011

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Local Studies Centres in Australia & New Zealand: Unknown and Under-appreciated?...

This week I attended the Sense of Place local studies conference in Sydney. It was a very stimulating three days which started with a half day sites bus tour. Places visited included: The Whitlam Branch Library – Fairfield City Libraries Fairfield City Museum and Gallery Old Government House, Parramatta (National Trust of Australia, NSW ) Parramatta Heritage Centre The bus trip was very well organised and ran with almost military precision – no one was left behind and...